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 [...]