Mariana Levy, DDS
On Being an Orthodontist
My profession is a big part of who I am as a person. I express myself in what I do, providing gentle orthodontic care that helps each person develop a healthy and beautiful smile. When a person’s teeth are straight and properly aligned, not only do they have a more attractive smile, but their bite is improved, which means less long-term health issues as a result of malocclusion. I’m not only improving smiles, but a person’s health, too!
I’ve been a practicing orthodontist for many years, and yet am still enthralled by the transformation that occur with each patient. Not only does their appearance gradually change, but each person changes, too. Watching a person move from being ashamed of their teeth and hiding their smile to being confident in their appearance and smiling and laughing with confidence, never grows old. I see that every day. It’s incredible!
I love building relationships with each person in my care, based on trust and respect. I want them to know they are always welcome and safe, and I want them to feel comfortable talking with me, too. I enjoy spending my days creating smiles that result in positive changes for people who’ve become my friends.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
Each year I complete many hours of continuing education courses. With constant changes in orthodontic treatment processes, emerging technologies, and new materials becoming available, it’s essential I remain current. My patients trust me to provide them with the widest array of proven treatment options, and continuing education ensures I am able to do so.
By attending national, regional, and local orthodontic conferences and seminars, I have the opportunity to study under the best in our field. By keeping abreast of the latest research findings and ongoing discussions of treatment methodologies, through various professional journals, I stay at the forefront of professional knowledge.
I’m originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Being with my two children, Julia and Leandro, is my priority outside of work. I volunteer at Julia’s school; she’s autistic and attends a special school for autistic children.
When I have the time, I love playing the guitar, exploring the outdoors, and escaping into a good book. I’m also very active and enjoy many sports.