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.
Dr. Crespo is AWESOME! She and her staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Also, make you feel like you are part of their family. Another thing I love about this office is the extreme Cleanliness. I’m so pleased to be getting my treatment at Lakes Orthodontist. My son will definitely be getting his braces put on here next.
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++
Pros and Cons with Invisalign
Miami Invisalign Orthodontist Dr. Carmen Crespi, explains the pros and cons of Invisalign? If you follow us, you have probably heard us discuss or possibly even blog about Invisalign treatment being overused or used for the wrong reasons. The problem is that Invisalign has become so popular that many unqualified dental professionals are simply telling patients that they are candidates for Invisalign, which is simply not the case. A huge number of patients are being misdiagnosed and prescribed Invisalign treatment when they are not truly candidates in the first place. You have to remember that Invisalign is not a one size fits all treatment, which is a very common misconception by the general public. Invisalign is a treatment option that dental professionals can prescribe to their patients to help solve orthodontic issues such as misaligned teeth or some jaw or joint disorders but is not a cure-all for everyone.
The most important consideration for a patient seeking orthodontic treatment/Invisalign treatment should be: Is the dental professional who is giving me a consultation qualified to diagnose my treatment and give me the proper prescription and treatment plan?
Invisalign is a treatment option that requires proper diagnoses and treatment planning in order to achieve successful results. Do not misconstrue this as a criticism on Invisalign as a treatment option as we have achieved wonderful results for our patients that are true candidates for the Invisalign product line and under the diagnoses and care of an orthodontic professional.
The fact remains that in many people’s mind when you talk about orthodontic services and/or braces, in general, the first thing that pops into their head is Invisalign. This is because Invisalign is a true pioneer in the orthodontic industry with their patented clear braces solution.
At our Miami Lakes office, we prescribe quite a bit of Invisalign’s products, and that is why we have been awarded as an Invisalign Preferred Provider. Unlike many other practices, Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi is a board certified Miami Orthodontics specialist, which makes her the most educated and qualified doctor to diagnose, plan and treat your Invisalign case. We proudly offer the complete Invisalign product line from Invisalign complete to Invisalign Teen and even Invisalign Express; a short term expedited clear braces solution.
As mentioned earlier, Invisalign is often a fantastic solution for many of our patients. However, there are many instances where Invisalign is not the right solution for your orthodontic needs. Some of the most common issues that generally should not be treated with Invisalign are severe crowding, skeletal discrepancies, impacted teeth, and/or bite issues.
- Severe crowding: a significant lack of space which may require extractions.
- Skeletal Discrepancies: significant growth or lack of growth of one or both jaws.
- Impacted teeth: teeth that are embedded in bone which is not able to naturally erupt.
- Bite issues: underbites, overbites, and open bites are often very difficult to treat with a removable aligner.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment and/or Invisalign treatment, please contact Lakes Orthodontics today for your complimentary consultation with an award-winning orthodontic specialist: Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi. Remember, although Invisalign is a wonderful treatment option, the most important part of your treatment is to have an orthodontic specialist properly diagnose, plan, and treat your orthodontic needs. Don’t hesitate, call Lakes Orthodontics today!