Are you looking for an Orthodontist in Miami Gardens?

Orthodontist in Virginia Gardens, Fl.

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!


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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!


Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign Treatment in Miami, Fl. From Miami to Pembroke Pines, more often than not when people think of braces they now also think of Invisalign. Invisalign is a manufacturer of clear orthodontic aligners that offer an alternative to conventional braces. Treatment consists of a series of clear aligners often referred to as trays, which progressively force teeth to move into the correct position over time. Although Invisalign is an alternative solution to braces, it is not for [...]

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Braces for Adults

Braces for Adults Thinking of getting braces? If you think teens have excuses for not wearing braces, then you should speak to an adult! At Lakes Orthodontics we believe that it is never too late to smile with confidence. Many adults had treatment as children and we hope that you consider us if you have made the decision to finally get the perfect smile you always dreamed of. have come a long way. Metal [...]

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Braces for Teens

Braces for Teens Many parents and their teenagers get very anxious when they start thinking of adding braces into the emotional and physical roller coaster of adolescence. Don't worry! Orthodontic treatment is far less scary than you may think. We always begin with a complimentary evaluation with a , Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi, and our fantastic staff. Once we identify a need for treatment, we explain in detail all of the options available to get [...]

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Braces for Kids

Braces for Kids Even if a child is starting to show signs that they are going to need braces at an early age; our experience, as well as national consensus, agree that a child's first orthodontic check-up should take place around the age of seven. The fact is that most kids will not need orthodontic treatment at such an early age if any at all but it is an excellent idea to have a check-up with [...]

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Orthodontic Treatment

Lakes Orthodontics your Miami braces specialist! Need braces? Whether you are a child, teen, or an adult Lakes Orthodontics can help you achieve a beautiful smile that radiates positivity and confidence. We are family owned and operated and we take great pride in working with our patients and community and helping them to "Smile with Confidence"! As a true orthodontics specialist, we are proud to offer a wide selection of appliances for orthodontics and cost options. [...]

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About us

Specialist Orthodontist Miami, Fl Looking for an award winning, board certified, orthodontist specialists is in Miami? Look no further than Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi and Lakes Orthodontics. Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi was born in Venezuela and moved to Miami Lakes during her teenage years. She graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School in 1996. She obtained her Bachelor's in Science degree from the University of Miami, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then attended the University of Florida where she graduated [...]

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