Our Story

"Be the best version of you, naturally."

- Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari, founder and CEO of BLAFit

BLAFit Values

  • Natural Beauty and Health - it's yoga for the face; why use chemicals and painful invasive procedures?
  • Trust - we will always be honest with you
  • Build Self-Confidence - bring out the best version of you
  • Family - we are a family business and will treat you like family
  • Have Fun - playful is the better way to live your life

My passion for natural, clean living and a deep desire to help people become the best version of themselves inspired me to develop the BLA™ facial exercise device (Bella Lip Appliance®). With the BLA™, you can “Shape the Best You”.  It is important that we believe in ourselves and build our self-confidence. As an immigrant who came to this country at 15, I found it very challenging to fit in at my new high school. My family instilled strength and self-confidence in me, allowing me to flourish in high school and later in my career as a board-certified dentist.

To help my dental patients, I developed custom orthodontic retainers for patients of all ages suffering from malalignment of the upper and lower jaw. This allowed me to create beautiful broad smiles, improve the patency of their airway, and free them from Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). My treatment was different from traditional orthodontics because it adapted a holistic approach to fix a crowded smile and bad jaw posture. Even a patient who suffered from movement disorders caused by misalignment of the upper and lower jaw could use this treatment.

Orthodontic treatments create beautiful smiles, but due to our modern diet (e.g. juicing instead of chewing or fast foods rich in carbohydrates), our facial muscles are sagging. I saw a need to create an appliance that could fill that gap by exercising facial muscles, lifting the cheekbones, tightening the neck muscles, and even plumping the lips. I invented, tested, and patented the BLA™ device. Using the device daily will deliver precise and effective built-in resistance, bringing out your best self. It is revolutionary to the cosmetic industry to see a natural transformation of the facial outline, jawline, and lips. Now you can achieve a more esthetically youthful appearance without invasive and expensive procedure or nasty chemicals. Hurray for clean living!

Unfortunately, social media has a detrimental impact on young women by pressuring them into looking like influencers. These influencers all look exactly the same, as if they were cloned from the same factory. To achieve the look they often undergo micro-bladed eyebrows, Botox injections, lip fillers, facial cosmetic enhancements, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and many other procedures. These trends have driven young individuals to have low self-esteem and self-confidence - and spend a lot of money on dangerous procedures. Social media has shifted the perception of what a ‘natural woman’ should look like. My philosophy has always been to be the best version of yourself, love and accept every perfection and imperfection of your body, and be proud of your individuality and uniqueness. Beauty starts from the inside, and everyone is beautiful in their own way. The BLA™ exercise will naturally bring out the best you and build your self-confidence.

Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari - Acclaimed Dentist and Founder of BLAfit™

Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari is a D.D.S. board-certified dentist and founder of BLAfit™. Dr. Maryam is highly qualified in the field of functional orthodontics, TMJ, and Sleep Apnea with over 28 years of post graduate studies and experience. She has been trained by world-renowned orthodontists and experts in the field of orthodontics and TMJ. In April of 2008, she became the first woman in the world to be recognized as a Diplomate of the International Board of Orthodontics.