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|

Invisalign! Does it really work?

What is the truth about Invisalign, Smile Direct Club and all of these new braces that I am seeing on-line and on TV? A few weeks ago at a birthday party, I had a few people walk up to me and ask me, “Does Invisalign really work?  To which I replied, “Well, it depends.  In many cases it does work but it cannot fix every problem that someone has with their smile.  We have [...]

2018-06-08T20:38:02+00:00 Invisalign|

Does Invisalign really work?

This is a question that I get all the time from patients and it is a very valid question as, after all, you are going to invest time and money to improve your smile so you should be 100% confident that the treatment can and will deliver the results that you desire.  The simple answer for many patients is, yes, Invisalign really does work.  However, it is not a universal cure nor is it the [...]

2018-03-22T18:38:57+00:00 Invisalign|

3 key steps to having success with Invisalign

Every day millions of teens and adults look in the mirror and are unhappy with their smile.  A person’s smile is their most basic form of positive expression and is vital to having self-confidence.  If you cannot smile with confidence and find yourself hiding your smile in conversations and pictures then you are handicapping yourself in your daily life. With so many options for orthodontic treatment, there is no longer any reason for you to [...]

2018-03-22T18:33:06+00:00 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|

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|

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 [...]

2018-02-20T20:19:42+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 [...]

2018-02-20T20:29:10+00:00 Beautiful Smile, Invisalign|

What is the best doctor 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 [...]

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 [...]