How do braces get placed on my teeth?

Do braces hurt to put on my teeth? This topic may seem a bit elementary to many at first glance, but I get these questions all the time at my orthodontic practice.  Over the years we have performed over 10,000 orthodontic treatments and although everyone’s case is unique we get a lot of very similar fears, concerns and questions.   Most people have seen braces on someone they know before they come to our office, [...]

2018-07-10T17:03:07+00:00 Braces|

Why parents prefer braces over Invisalign for their children’s orthodontic treatment.

I have written in prior blogs about why parents should invest in their children’s smile in order to provide them with self-confidence, self-worth and the best chance for a healthy and successful life.  There are many orthodontic choices in the market today from braces, Invisalign and now there are even DIY orthodontic treatments that some people are even trying at home.  I too am a parent and have ran a successful orthodontic practice with my [...]

2018-07-09T16:12:48+00:00 Braces|

The impact of your child’s smile on their overall life.

Why braces are a great investment for your kid’s future. I am the proud parent of two beautiful daughters and the co-owner of a successful orthodontic practice in Miami Lakes, Florida.  This has brought me an amazing opportunity to interact with thousands of families in my community and gain insight into family relationships and parenting from many different points of view.   Throughout the years of helping families in my office, I have found that [...]

2018-07-09T16:08:06+00:00 Braces|

Invisalign Vs. Braces For Adults

Which type of orthodontic treatment should you choose to help you fix your teeth and get the beautiful smile that you have always wanted? We are seeing more and more adults that are choosing to fix their smile with orthodontic treatment.  In fact, according to the AAO (American Association of Orthodontics) there are more adults in orthodontic treatment today than ever before (about 1.5 million in America alone).  There are several reasons for the increase [...]

2018-06-08T21:14:34+00:00 Braces, Invisalign|

Do braces hurt? Does Invisalign hurt?

What you should expect when you put on your braces or Invisalign. A question that I get all the time from patients in my orthodontic office is, “Will my braces or Invisalign hurt?” This is actually on most people’s mind when considering braces or Invisalign.  No matter what type of orthodontic treatment you choose you will most likely have some level of pain, soreness or discomfort with your teeth at the beginning of treatment.  However, [...]

2018-03-22T18:34:05+00:00 Braces, Invisalign|

What types of food should I eat when I first get my braces?

Softer foods are the best choice of foods to eat when you first get braces or Invisalign because your teeth will be sore from the initial pressure and movement caused by the treatment.  I have a list below of the top ten things to eat when you first get your braces: Smoothies, milkshakes or ice cream You deserve a treat after making a responsible and smart decision like starting your braces or Invisalign and getting [...]

2018-03-21T02:34:11+00:00 Braces|

Financial options for braces and Invisalign

“I heard braces and Invisalign are expensive.  How can I afford to get braces or Invisalign?” One of the most popular concerns that parents have when they find out that their kid needs braces has to do with the cost of treatment.   Orthodontic treatment typically ranges in price from $5,000 to $6,000 depending on the specific treatment necessary as well as the geographic area that you are seeking treatment.  There are also different aspects to [...]

2018-03-19T17:36:04+00:00 Braces, Invisalign|

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 [...]