Seeking Braces for Kids and Adults in or near Palmetto Bay, Florida?
For many years, it was believed that braces would only work on children. But now, more adults are beginning to wear braces to correct the issues from childhood. Both adults and children can wear braces to straighten their crooked teeth. Since dental care has progressed so greatly, there are many different options which are less noticeable and therefore more appealing to adults. Many of these, such as clear braces, colorful braces as well as Invisalign are offered by Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi at her Lakes Orthodontics Office in Miami . Studies have shown that these more appealing choices have caused an increase in adults who are willing to get braces.
If you would like to get Orthodontic Care in Palmetto Bay, Fl pick a dentist who is board approved, like Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi. She is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and belongs to the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association. Dr. Crespi is one of the best rated Orthodontist in Indian Creek FL.
Braces are a commitment. Braces can aid your oral health if your teeth are crooked or protrude to the degree that it interrupts the way you chew, breathe or even close your mouth. Misaligned teeth can put strain on the jaw muscles and increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition to the health benefits of having braces, you will feel better with a more attractive smile. It’s unfortunate that some people are born with traits that cause their bite to be misaligned; others develop crooked teeth through thumb-sucking or from extensive use of a pacifier. Remember a general visit to your family dentist will not fix crooked teeth. This is a problem that must be referred to an orthodontist. Call Lakes Orthodontics for free no obligation consultation!
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What is the best Dr. for me to see for my braces or Invisalign treatment in Miami?
I often get the question, “Who is the best person to help me fix my teeth? Or, what type of doctor or dentist is the right choice for my Invisalign/braces?” The answer is very simple. When you have something specific that you need for your dental health such as aligning your teeth or fixing your bite you should always go to an orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has gone through years of additional training after dental school in order to become an orthodontist. You must note the distinction that all orthodontists are dentists but general or family dentists are NOT orthodontists. This is made even more confusing as the AAO (American Association of Orthodontist) has allowed general dentists to advertise that they perform orthodontics! This is immoral but not illegal which is terrible for the average consumer who has no idea that the dentist they are receiving their consultation and diagnosis from may not be qualified to treat them or their child for braces or Invisalign.
Who is best for the job?
Now, the initial question was “Who is the BEST doctor/dentist to see for braces or Invisalign treatment?” If you are looking for the best of the best (and I 100% feel that you should consider the importance of your smile or your child’s smile!) then you should look for a board-certified orthodontic specialist. The only way to know that the dentist that you are going to use is a board certified orthodontist is to visit the website of the American Board of Orthodontics and check out their Board Certified Orthodontist Locator. This tool allows you to look up the orthodontist you intend to use by Name, City, Zip Code, etc. This is to ensure that you are actually going to use the service of a highly trained and board certified dentist for your orthodontic treatment.
Today, there are so many dentists advertising that they perform orthodontic treatments and it is very confusing for the consumer. It’s also costly to the consumer when they find that they have to eventually go to a board certified orthodontist to repair what was done by their dentist. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry and it is supposed to be performed by an orthodontist and not any other type of dentist. It would be similar to going to your family doctor for your checkup and he or she tells you that you have an issue with your heart or skin but instead of referring you to a cardiologist or dermatologist they just go ahead and do everything themselves! If you would not let your family doctor treat what your cardiologist should; then you should not let your family dentist treat what your orthodontist should.
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