Braces for Kids
We’re not all born with perfect teeth! So don’t worry if your kid’s teeth are not perfectly straight. Dr. Briceno Crespi is a specialist in orthodontic treatment for kids and is an authority on early childhood orthodontic procedures. In fact, Dr. Briceno Crespi was awarded the title of faculty board member of Miami Children’s Hospital dental program where she teaches specialty of children’s orthodontics.
Braces for Teens
Many parents and their teens get anxiety just thinking of adding braces into the emotional and physical roller coaster of adolescence. Not to worry, at Lakes Orthodontics we offer you the latest and “coolest” ways to straighten teeth and have a beautiful smile. Starting with products like Invisalign Teen, Clear Braces, and even colorful braces options for teens who want to express their individual style, while wearing braces.
Braces for Adults
Many adults think that braces are for kids and that they would “look ridiculous” if they wore braces. Many adults used to have this mindset but did you know that there are more adults in orthodontic treatment now than ever before? There are so many options available now for adults to improve their smile that are less noticeable than traditional metal or ceramic braces such as Invisalign and clear braces…
Orthodontist – Braces Specialist in Miami, Fl.
Thank you for visiting the website of Lakes Orthodontics. We specialize in helping children, teens, and adults smile with confidence. We are a family owned and operated orthodontic practice in Miami specializing in the latest technologies such as self-ligating brackets, temporary anchorage devices, metal and clear braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, as well as soft tissue lasers. Our practice is located in the heart of beautiful Miami Lakes, FL and we serve patients from both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Lakes Orthodontics is a unique combination of the absolute highest level of orthodontic treatment with a very relaxed family friendly atmosphere. Patients are always welcomed with a smile by our friendly and informative team and all diagnoses and treatments are performed by the award-winning orthodontic specialist, Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi.
Dr. Briceno Crespi is an authority in orthodontics as she is a board certified orthodontic specialist (ABO, AAO, FAO) who graduated #1 in her dental class at UF and excelled in her specialty throughout her career. She has received various awards for excellence in orthodontics on the state and national level and she has the honor of being an attending faculty member at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (Miami CHildren’s Hospital).
We are confident that you will feel comfortable and absolutely love your entire experience here at Lakes Orthodontics from your very first visit. Please feel free to navigate our website and learn more about our team and treatment options. Remember that your beautiful smile is only a click or phone call away so sign up today for your complimentary orthodontic consultation.
This is a great orthodontic office for the whole family. Very clean, up-to-date equipment, friendly staff, very considerate and appointments are on time. Both my girls have gotten their braces there one of them has autism and they were very patient and sweet with her. Dr. Crespi and Alex make you feel at home, I would definitely recommend them and I have 😉👍
This place is great. I have 2 Daughters ages 10 & 8. I started with my oldest when she was 8 and the experience and results were Awesome. My youngest just started with her braces recently and she's doing great. I can't say enough good things about this place. Facility is state of the art and clean. They make you feel like your family. Highly recommend! A++
Very professional and high tech office. The staff is extremely helpful and welcoming as well. Most definitely recommend for anyone looking in the area.
The top 3 things that make you look attractive or unattractive when it comes to your smile
Are you having a hard time with your appearance? Are you looking in the mirror and not liking what you see? Do you think you are not attractive enough? Are you questioning what you can change about yourself? Are you questioning what you can do or change so that people will find you attractive? Some people immediately think about losing weight. There is no need to transform your entire body. Why not just focus on your smile. A beautiful smile can make you feel attractive and therefore boost your confidence. Think of these three points below.
- Healthy teeth (bad oral hygiene, plaque, discolored or missing teeth).
Good oral hygiene is a basic necessity for your teeth to be attractive. If you are missing teeth, have discolored or plaque covered teeth then are obvious that people who look at you will be put off by your appearance and find you unattractive. A study called ‘POWER OF THE SMILE’ showed that people with an unattractive smile were perceived to be less trustworthy and less intelligent than people with a healthy attractive smile.
- Crooked teeth (misalignment of teeth)
Not having the proper alignment of your teeth is detrimental not only to your look (symmetry of your smile) but also to your ability to properly clean and take care of your teeth. If your teeth are crooked it means that you do not have proper spacing in between teeth and this can cause some of your tooth surface to be unreachable by your toothbrush. This can then lead to tooth disease and problems such as bad breath, plaque buildup, cavities, bone loss, gum disease, and even tooth loss!
- Facial imbalance (teeth not landing properly or midline being off-centered).
The face and body are created with bilateral symmetry. This means that if you were to draw a straight line down the middle of the body from the head, you would have two equal sides. Each side would have one ear, eye, eyebrow, arm, leg, etc. This symmetry is one of the things that our subconscious mind looks for when looking at other people, and determining if they are attractive. The face also has its own symmetry, which is divided, in the middle of your face by your nose. Your teeth are also subject to the same symmetrical eye test. The mouth is supposed to have 28 permanent teeth (not including wisdom teeth). Your central or “front teeth” are supposed to be in a central position among your teeth and your face. Again, the whole bilateral symmetry concept comes into play with your teeth. Simply put, the middle of your smile should be in alignment with the center of your face. If not, you will appear asymmetrical or “odd” to the person looking at you.
As found in the ‘POWER OF THE SMILE’ study, “bad teeth” makes one seem untrustworthy or unintelligent or even unattractive. No one wants to be seen as or thought of as unattractive, unintelligent or even untrustworthy. If you have any of these problems, such as missing, crooked or discolored teeth, bad breath, etc., you will want to take care of them as soon as possible. It will put you on the right track to feeling better about yourself and you will have a beautiful smile that will boost your confidence.