Are you looking for an Orthodontist in Miami Gardens?
Dr. Crespi at Lakes Orthodontics is an award winning orthodontist serving Miami Gardens. We offer many different types of orthodontic appliances including self-ligating brackets and Invisalign teen among others.
At Lakes Orthodontics we know that when it comes to finding an orthodontist in Miami Gardens there are many alternative, however, if you evaluate all you option you should come to the conclusion that Lakes Orthodontics is your best choice! Schedule you free consultation today.
Lakes-Ortho.com is centrally located at 8024 NW 154th Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33016, just minutes from Miami Gardens. We suggest you make a reservation at (305) 820-6800, so that we can give you the attention you deserve
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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!
Choosing the best orthodontist!
What should I look for in order to pick the best orthodontist for my kid or myself? After you understand the main differences between a general dentist and an orthodontist, the next logical questions should be: How do I choose the best orthodontist?
Education and Expertise (Don’t be fooled by dentists that are not truly orthodontists):
First, make sure the doctor is an orthodontist and not a general dentist. This distinction should be clear when you are looking up the dentist name and credentials on the web. If you look up the dentist, and it says that they are a general dentist, cosmetic dentist, or any other type of dentist that is not an Orthodontist and they are not the right type of doctor for your specific needs.
Make sure your orthodontist is board certified:
When choosing your orthodontist, make sure that they are board certified by the ABO (American Board of Orthodontics), which will ensure that the orthodontist that you are choosing has completed the highest level of education and training. Make sure to do this as only 1 in 3 orthodontists is certified. An easy way to check if your orthodontist is board certified is to go to the orthodontist locator tool on the ABO website: www.americanboardortho.com
Referrals, testimonials, and research:
Nothing gives us more confidence than to know what other people that we know and trust have to say about a particular experience. Family, friends, co-workers and on-line blogs and ratings should give you some direction as to what orthodontists you should visit. Ask your general dentist who they recommend or better yet, who they take their kids to for the best orthodontic treatment.
Location and convenience of availability:
The length of an orthodontic treatment typically lasts anywhere from 12 to 24 months. Therefore, try to find an office that has a convenient location and appointment times that fit your busy lifestyle. Schedule a consultation with the orthodontists that meet your criteria. Visit the office of any orthodontist that you are considering for treatment.
Evaluate several factors when performing your research such as:
Was the staff friendly and did they answer your questions? What is your impression of the office (hygiene), staff, technology, etc.? Did you enjoy your interaction with the orthodontist and their medical staff?Make sure that you are comfortable in the orthodontist’s office and that you feel 100% confident in your choice. You will be visiting this office for the next 12-24 months, so you definitely want to choose wisely!