When should I first take my kid to see an orthodontist?

Parents frequently ask the same questions.  One of the more popular ones is just how early we can tell if a child needs braces.   Typically your child’s pediatric dentist will let a parent know if they see something worth checking with an orthodontic specialist.  However, a good rule of thumb is for parents to take their kid for their first orthodontic check-up by the age of 7.  This is not only my recommendation but also [...]

2018-03-22T18:54:56+00:00 Orthodontic Treatment|

Orthodontic horror stories!

How you should choose your orthodontist for your Invisalign or braces treatment to avoid being a victim. I have had thousands of people that come to my orthodontic office and give me their horror stories (many times in tears) about the terrible experience and results that they received from a dentist that they went to down the street that promised them amazing results with their braces or Invisalign treatment.  Not only are they unhappy about [...]

2018-03-22T18:49:33+00:00 Orthodontic Treatment|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2018-02-20T20:32:47+00:00 Orthodontic Treatment|

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 [...]

2018-02-20T20:33:16+00:00 Orthodontic Treatment|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]