Orthodontist Miami Gardens, Fl. 2017-06-10T04:59:38+00:00

Orthodontist Miami Gardens, Fl.

Looking for orthodontic braces and or Invisalign in Miami Gardens? Please allow us to introduce ourselves, we are Lakes Orthodontics, an orthodontic braces and Invisalign specialist located at 8024 NW 154th Street Miami Lakes, Fl. 33016. Before you say well that is too far let us show you why so many patients from Aventura, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, and Doral choose Lakes Orthodontics and how we have become the #1 orthodontist in North Miami.

If you don’t believe us, then please check out our reviews. The fact is we are just 5-10 minutes away from North Miami, and even the Golden Gates intersection. Not only are we one of the top rated orthodontic practices in the area but Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi is the only board certified orthodontist in North Miami!

At Lakes Orthodontics, we provide orthodontic services that include traditional metal braces as well as Invisalign to kids, teens, and adults throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. We are proud to be the practice of choice for patients as from Fort Lauderdale all the way to the Florida Keys. At Lakes Orthodontics, we accept a grand majority of dental insurance and have flexible payment options as well. Not getting the very best orthodontic treatment for you, your kids or your entire family no longer exists. Give us a call at (305) 820-6800 and one of our friendly team members will set you up with a no obligation, free consultation.

Top Rated Orthodontist Miami Gardens | Braces & Invisalign Specialist

Top Rated Orthodontist in Miami Gardens!

At Lakes Orthodontics, we provide orthodontic services that include traditional metal braces as well as Invisalign to kids, teens, and adults throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe County and accept a grand majority of dental insurance along with flexible payment options. Not getting the very best orthodontic treatment for you, your kids or your entire family no longer out of reach. Give us a call at (305) 820-6800 and one of our friendly team members will set you up with a no obligation, free consultation.

At Lakes Orthodontics, we employ the latest in technology. This means that not only will your braces and Invisalign treatment take less time but you can be sure that it will be done right the first time. Dr. Briceño Crespi is not only a board certified orthodontist member of the American Board of Orthodontics but also an award-winning member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association. She is the recipient of the prestigious Milo Hellman Award, a research award from the American Association of Orthodontists, which recognizes the most meritorious research paper submitted by a resident in a graduate orthodontics program in the U.S. and Canada.

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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 to the orthodontist and they will almost unanimously say “dental impressions!”

Dental Impression – is the procedure by which a putty-like clay compound is deposited in a device called a tray. The tray is then placed in your mouth, and once you bite down on it, a negative imprint of your dental arch is created. From this imprint, a positive reproduction can be cast. Dental impressions are used throughout the dental industry quite frequently. Their most common application include the creation of mouth guards, whitening trays, retainers, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures, and dental models, among other things. Although better technology now exists, many dentists insist on using them because they are cheap and easy to use even if they don’t provide the best patient experience.

At Lakes Orthodontics, we opt not to use “old school” dental impressions. We find them to be an antiquated technology dating back the 1800’s, they are not as accurate as digital impressions, and for sure not a favorite with patients. Because of this, we have invested in an iTero, Intraoral Scanner by Align Technology, Inc.

The iTero, Intraoral Scanner is a revolutionary high precision, digital, dental scanning device developed to improve not only the time it takes to fit braces and Invisalign but also its accuracy. With the iTero, Intraoral Scanner Invisalign ClinCheck (modeling procedure) setups are 50% faster, there are 10X fewer rejections, 7X fewer fit issues and more important to us a better patient experience. Not only that but at Lakes Orthodontics we can actually show you an image of how their teeth may look after Invisalign treatment!

There are many reasons why families and individuals from Aventura to Doral, from Pembroke Pines to Miami Gardens and Hialeah chose Lakes Orthodontics for their braces and Invisalign! Our iTero digital dental scanning technology is just one of them!


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The top 3 things that make you look attractive or unattractive when it comes to your smile!

Are you having a hard time with your appearance? Are you looking in the mirror and not liking what you see? Do you think you are not attractive enough? Are you questioning what you can change about yourself? Are you questioning what you can do or change so that people will find you attractive? Some people immediately think about losing weight. There is no need to transform your entire body. Why not just focus on your smile. A beautiful smile can make you feel attractive and therefore boost your confidence. Think on these three points below.

  • Healthy teeth (bad oral hygiene, plaque, discolored or missing teeth)

Good oral hygiene is a basic necessity for your teeth to be attractive.  If you are missing teeth, have discolored or plaque covered teeth then is obvious that people who look at you will be put off by your appearance and find you unattractive.  A study called ‘POWER OF THE SMILE’ showed that people with an unattractive smile were perceived to be less trustworthy and less intelligent than people with a healthy attractive smile.

  • Crooked teeth (misalignment of teeth)

Not having the proper alignment of your teeth is detrimental not only to your look (symmetry of your smile) but also to your ability to properly clean and take care of your teeth. If your teeth are crooked it means that you do not have proper spacing in between teeth and this can cause some of your tooth surface to be unreachable by your toothbrush. This can then lead to tooth disease and problems such as bad breath, plaque buildup, cavities, bone loss, gum disease, and even tooth loss!

  • Facial imbalance (teeth not landing properly or midline being off-centered)

The face and body are created with bilateral symmetry. This means that if you were to draw a straight line down the middle of the body from the head, you would have two equal sides. Each side would have one ear, eye, eyebrow, arm, leg, etc. This symmetry is one of the things that our subconscious mind looks for when looking at other people, and determining if they are attractive. The face also has its own symmetry, which is divided, in the middle of your face by your nose. Your teeth are also subject to the same symmetrical eye test.  The mouth is supposed to have 28 permanent teeth (not including wisdom teeth). Your central or “front teeth” are supposed to be in a central position among your teeth and your face.  Again, the whole bilateral symmetry concept comes into play with your teeth. Simply put, the middle of your smile should be in alignment with the center of your face. If not, you will appear asymmetrical or “odd” to the person looking at you.

As found in the ‘POWER OF THE SMILE’ study, “bad teeth” makes one seen untrustworthy or unintelligent or even unattractive. No one wants to be seen as or thought of as unattractive, unintelligent or even untrustworthy. If you have any of these problems, such as missing, crooked or discolored teeth, bad breath, etc., you will want to take care of them as soon as possible. It will put you on the right track to feeling better about yourself and your will have a beautiful smile that will boost your confidence.