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Miami Lakes Orthodontics & Invisalign Specialist

Looking for an award-winning, board-certified, orthodontist specialists is in Miami Lakes? Look no further than Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi and Lakes Orthodontics.

Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi was born in Venezuela and moved to Miami Lakes during her teenage years. She graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School in 1996. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Science degree from the University of Miami, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then attended the University of Florida where she graduated top of her dental class and obtained her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree. She went on to complete her orthodontic specialty training at TAMHSC – Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a Master’s degree in Oral Biology and a certificate in Orthodontics. Her thesis on Miniscrew Implants, won the Milo Hellman Award, a prestigious research award from the AAO, which recognizes the most meritorious research paper submitted by a resident in a graduate orthodontics program in the U.S. and Canada

Since 2007, Dr. Briceño Crespi has been practicing orthodontics in South Miami alongside her mentor at Mariani Orthodontics. She is experienced in the latest technologies, such as Self-Ligating brackets, temporary anchorage devices, Invisalign®, Invisalign® Teen, as well as soft tissue lasers.

She is Board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association. Dr. Briceño Crespi is also an attending faculty member at Miami Children’s heading the orthodontic curriculum for the pediatric dental residents.

Away from the office, Dr. Briceño Crespi enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time with her family and friends. She is married and loves her baby daughter and her American Bulldog.

Do you have a question? Please call us at (305) 820-6800 or use the form at the top of the page to request a FREE, no obligation consultation. We would like to make sure you know everything there is to know about Dr. Briceño Crespi at Miami Lakes Orthodontics before you settle on which practice you are going to chose for you and or your children. We know all about the crazy claims and huge Invisalign discounts circulating in the only the Sunday papers but just about every magazine, flyer and piece of mail you receive. Give us the opportunity to show you why more than 12,000 families have chosen to do business with Miami Lakes Orthodontics over all of those other cheap braces offers. Furthermore, if would like additional information about braces, clear aligners, or Invisalign, please take a look at our blog.

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Orthodontics Insurance Coverage

Orthodontist in Bal Harbour, Fl. 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 we understand that dental insurance can often time be confusing which is why we have a highly trained professional staff that is dedicated to helping you understand your dental insurance benefits.  We want to help you become aware of some of the basic concepts that will determine your insurance eligibility.

Top 10 questions and considerations regarding insurance for your braces or Invisalign:

  • What type of treatment are you looking to have: braces, Invisalign, etc.
  • How long is your procedure (2 months, 6 months, 2 years, etc.)?
  • What is the cause of the treatment (medically necessary due to pain, a traumatic injury, or something considered cosmetic)?
  • Is your insurance a PPO or an HMO?
  • Does it specifically state that your insurance has an orthodontic benefit?
  • Is there an orthodontic benefit for the policyholder as well as dependents?
  • Are there any age limits on your policy?
  • Will the policy cover you if you are already in treatment?
  • What if you already had orthodontic treatment before as a child?
  • What happens if you change jobs/insurance in the middle of treatment?

My point here is that dental insurance can be very complex, and you should always consult with your insurance professional in order to review your benefits and coverage. Lakes Orthodontics not only accepts most major dental PPO plans but our staff reviews your insurance plan with you at the initial consultation and makes sure that they explain your details and help you get the maximum benefit from your insurance carrier.

Here is a list of a few of the major insurance companies that are accepted at Lakes Orthodontics:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare

Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation and insurance review so that we can help you to Smile with Confidence!