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 [...]

2017-07-24T18:24:21+00:00 Invisalign|

Is your Kid’s smile causing them to get bullied?

No parent ever wants his or her child to experience bullying. Unfortunately, bullying is a reality for the majority of children in America as 60% of children report seeing or experiencing bullying on a daily basis!  In fact, Dosomething.org reports that over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying in the United States each year. What do bullies look for in their victims? Did you know that when bullies choose someone to bully they have three main [...]

2017-06-01T19:44:10+00:00 Beautiful Smile, Invisalign|

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 [...]

What is a Board Certified Orthodontist?

Why is a Board Certified Orthodontist the #1 choice for my orthodontic treatment? We often hear the question, " Who is the best person to help me with my kid's braces or my Invisalign treatment?  Another FAQ is "How do I know if my doctor is trained to handle my braces or Invisalign treatment? When it comes to choosing a doctor to treat your orthodontic needs it is extremely important that your doctor has the education and [...]

Faster Better Invisalign Results

For most people, going to the orthodontist is not considered as dreadful as going to the dentist.  However, if you ask kids, teens, and adults what is one thing you hate about going to the orthodontist and they will almost unanimously say "dental impressions!" For most people, going to the orthodontist is not considered as dreadful as going to the dentist.  However, if you ask kids, teens, and adults what is one thing you hate about going [...]

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 [...]