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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.

Recent Article Related to Braces & Invisalign:

Why Invisalign is the Best Choice for All Ages

Lingual Braces at Lakes Ortho in Miami

A lot has happened throughout the last two decades when it comes to the orthodontic dentistry. Subtler tooth correction options are now available to both children and adults. While braces remain the most popular correction method for misaligned teeth, many have started straying from the pain and hassle of filling their mouth with painful metal wires and brackets to achieve a straight and beautiful smile. Wires and brackets are not all you have to deal with when you wear metal braces. Throughout the process, you are required to use other items such as headgear, rubber bands, springs, and more in order to achieve a perfectly straight smile. Braces also take a very long time to straighten teeth – sometimes multiple years.

While braces are common in middle school years, some tweens are unable to get them until they reach high school. Teenagers are already self-conscious about so many things and their orthodontic treatment should not be one of them. A teenager should not be made to feel anxiety about their teeth or the braces that straighten them. With Invisalign, a teen can straighten their teeth to achieve the smile they will be proud of without being embarrassed of wires inside their mouths. Invisalign allows you to fix your teeth under the radar. Nobody will know you have aligners, as they are practically invisible. They will only become noticeable if someone looks at your mouth very closely. Invisalign allows teenagers to smile in pictures even while they are correcting their teeth. Most kids with braces refuse to smile in photos because their braces will take the spotlight, but Invisalign allows a child to smile proudly throughout the entire process.

Another huge plus to Invisalign is the lack of food restraint. While there is a limited amount of time you can eat throughout the day because aligners must be in at least 20-22 hours per day, you can eat whatever you want when the aligners are out of your mouth. This includes movie theater popcorn, chewing gum, soda, coffee, etc. As long as you brush the remnants of whatever you consume away before putting your aligners back in your mouth, you can consume whatever you want.

Braces often leave kids who play sports with bloodied mouths. If you make contact with a ball or another person, the fragile skin on the inside of your mouth will press against the braces and will be cut open as a result. Invisalign does not use wires or brackets, so there is minimal risk when playing sports. When your skin hits the plastic aligners, there are not many ways the mouth can be injured. Invisalign is also great for adults who are interested in straightening their teeth later in life but do not wish to advertise. The often referred to, “train tracks” on your teeth can make you look less professional which can interfere with your career. Invisalign will allow you to straighten your teeth without letting any friends or co-workers notice anything different at all.

If you are interested in getting Invisalign to straighten your smile, contact us for more information.