Are you looking for braces in South Florida?

Well, you are in luck because Miami Lakes is hometown to South Florida’s premier orthodontic specialist, Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi.  Her practice, Lakes Orthodontics is dedicated to helping children, teens and adults to smile with confidence with the use of the most advanced orthodontic treatments including metal, clear, and colorful braces as well as a full line of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen products. Dr. Crespi is an award winning, board certified orthodontic specialist and has successfully completed [...]

The importance of your smile in today’s over-communicated world.

Let’s face it; the way you look is more important today than it has ever been.  This is due to the increased exposure that our appearance has to everyone around us because of social media and other forms of e-communication (not to mention selfies!!!).  We are constantly seeing each other’s faces on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.  This puts a lot of pressure on us to look good and feel confident about our appearance. Most [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]