Are you looking for an Orthodontist in Miami Gardens?

Orthodontist in Biscayne Park, Fl.

Dr. Carmen Crespi at Lakes-Ortho.com is an orthodontist specialist serving Miami Gardens. We offer many different types of orthodontic appliances including Invisalign and Invisalign teen among others.

At Lakes-Ortho.com we know that when it comes to finding an orthodontist in Miami Gardens there are options, however, if you take our experience, pedigree, and rating you will acknowledge that Lakes Orthodontics is your best choice! Give us a call today.

Lakes-Ortho.com is centrally located at 8024 NW 154th Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33016, just minutes from Miami Gardens. We would like you call in advance at (305) 820-6800, so that we can we can sync our schedules

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Top Rated Miami Orthodontist Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi

Probably on of the top question we get at Lakes Orthodontics is – How Much Do Braces Cost in Miami? While the cost of braces in Miami may fluctuate between practices, choosing an orthodontist based only on price is not only dangerous but can end up costing patients more money, time and aggravation!  It is always important to understand treatment details such as the time and cost of an average procedure but please be careful not to fall victim to outrageous “low-cost” claims of some of these ads.

That being said before you go search for “cheap braces in Miami” let us give you some facts about getting braces for you and your kids.

Fact #1 – While all orthodontists are dentist, not all dentist are an orthodontist. Study wise it takes almost twice as long to become an orthodontist than a general dentist. Those orthodontists, who become board certified have to endure an even longer period of specialized training.  Therefore if you want the best for you and your family then make sure that Doctor that is providing you with your braces or Invisalign is a board certified orthodontist which can be easily verified at https://www.americanboardortho.com/portal/public/

Fact #2 – It is irresponsible to advertise a fixed cost for braces, Invisalign and orthodontic services in general without a consultation. No two orthodontic cases are exactly the same. Therefore it is extremely difficult, if not impossible to estimate the treatment details: cost, time of treatment, types of options available, etc. with any level of accuracy.  These treatment features are paramount to understand, and the details should be discussed in a consultation with a qualified orthodontist. 90% of the time the fine print on the ad reads: “starting from” and almost 100% of the time it ends up ballooning to a substantial amount higher than what is being advertised. Don’t be fooled by cheap advertising!

Fact #3 – An inexperienced dentist can cause permanent damage to your teeth. It is not rare to have patients walk into our office after having had braces on their teeth for 3-5years and experienced no positive result. This is outright irresponsible, and a telltale sign of an inexperienced practitioner. Some of these patients may eventually lose some teeth due to permanent damage to the roots or have discoloration of their teeth. As previously stated, orthodontics is a specialty requiring additional years of training after becoming a dentist and not something you can learn on YouTube or in a weekend seminar at a convention.

The moral of the story is one that you have read about and seen on TV repeatedly. Time after time people continue to fall victims to false advertising and end up paying 2 to 3 times more than what was promised in an ad or commercial. The truth is that regardless of what anyone advertises in a commercial or on a flyer if something sounds too good to be true then it probably is. As life continues to teach us, in the end, you get what you pay for.  So stop looking for magical offers or Groupon’s that advertise ridiculous things like a Ferrari for $500. Instead, make your decisions on the things that matter most such as experience, quality, and proven results. At Lakes Orthodontics we pride ourselves in being 100% family owned and operated with 5-star reviews from our satisfied patients. We are N.W. Miami Dade’s only board certified orthodontic specialist with 1000’s of cases of proven experience.  So beware of false advertising and empty promises and remember that if you are looking for cheap braces in Miami get ready to pay more in the long run.

Furthermore, If you are looking for the top rated Orthodontists in Miami, give us a call for a free no obligation consultation with an award-winning, board certified orthodontist in Miami.


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The truth behind lingual braces.

With all of the technological advances in orthodontics there are more treatment options for patients to choose from today than ever before.  Now a days, if you want to straighten your teeth you can choose from clear braces, metal braces, braces with colors, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign 5, Invisalign Express, etc. etc. etc.

There are even braces that are placed behind the teeth instead of on the front of teeth!  That’s right; Lingual Braces are braces that are used to straighten your teeth that go behind the teeth (on the side of your tongue and palate) instead of on the front of the teeth like traditional braces.  Although there is an aesthetic advantage to not showing your braces on the front of your teeth there are some major concerns with lingual braces.

Top 5 concerns with lingual braces:

  •  Pain and discomfort

Having braces and wires behind your teeth can be very painful as your tongue is constantly moving behind your teeth when you speak.  This can cause your tongue to become irritated and even to blister in severe cases.

  • Difficulties speaking

Your tongue is a major factor in our speech.  It may become more difficult to clearly speak and annunciate your words with braces and wires behind your teeth.

  • Oral Hygiene

A lot of people have trouble taking care of their teeth with braces on the front of their teeth where they can see them with a mirror.  Imagine the difficulty of properly brushing and flossing your teeth with braces behind your teeth!

  • Cost of treatment

The cost of lingual braces is typically almost double the cost of traditional braces.  This can range from $8,000 – $10,000 for treatment and they are not any faster than traditional braces.

  • Clear braces and Invisalign treatment are less expensive and less painful than lingual braces.

The majority of people that are considering lingual braces as a treatment option are doing so because of an aesthetic reason (they don’t want to show that they have braces).  There are now several new styles of braces that are far less noticeable (clear/invisible braces or ceramic braces) as well as several products from Invisalign that allow patients to fix their teeth and not have to go through the pain or additional cost of lingual braces.

If you have any questions or concerns with your smile or your child’s smile then you should find a board certified orthodontist near you and schedule a consultation.  The easiest way to find a local orthodontist is to visit the American Board Of Orthodontics website and use their orthodontist locator tool, which can help you locate an orthodontist near you.


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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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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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