Looking for Invisalign in or near Surfside, Florida?

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A lot of people are completely turned off by the thought of getting orthodontic braces and this has prevented them from getting their teeth done. Luckily, there is Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth so you won’t have to use old fashion metal braces. You can have that beautiful smile you seek, with perfectly aligned teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are good for teens and adults; but you must consult your orthodontist to certify you are a perfect patient for this appliance. Invisalign clear aligners are made for you; they are almost undetectable and fits snugly over your teeth. The aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force required in the right place at the correct time to shift the teeth into place. Over a period of time aligners are switched as you keep the plan set by your orthodontist. Please visit Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi at Lakes Orthodontics for a consultation.

If you are searching for Invisalign treatment in Surfside, Fl you will find a lot of competition for your business. However, it is important to highlight that not all Invisalign providers are the same. We would like you to take a minute and take a look our reviews. Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi is not the best rated orthodontist in Virginia Gardens FL., by accident! Very few Invisalign orthodontist in the area can match the experience and technology Lakes Orthodontics at no extra charge. Make a no obligation appointment today and get a complementary digital before and after of your Invisalign treatment

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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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How do I know if I should choose braces or Invisalign to fix my teeth?

My name is Alex Crespi and I am the proud co-founder of Lakes Orthodontics.  I have the privilege of working with my beautiful wife who just so happens to be an award winning orthodontic specialist, Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi. Together we have helped over 11,000 people to raise their self-esteem and achieve a beautiful smile through our orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign. One of the most exciting parts of my career is to be [...]

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Orthodontics Insurance Coverage

Will my insurance cover the cost of my braces or Invisalign? Insurance can be a very overwhelming subject for most people to understand.  After all, there are so many details that go into deciding if your insurance will actually cover the cost of your braces or Invisalign treatment. Some of the most frequently confused topics are HMO vs. PPO, deductibles, age limits, annual benefit vs. lifetime benefit, medically necessary vs. cosmetic, etc… At Lakes Orthodontics we understand [...]

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 [...]