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Miami Lakes Orthodontic & 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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3 key steps to having success with Invisalign

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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 continue living your life not being confident in your smile. Today I am going to focus on a very popular treatment for teens and adults, which is Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.

 3 key steps to having success with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen:

1) Choose the very best doctor for your treatment.
The #1 thing that you can do to make sure that you are making the right decision for your Invisalign treatment is to choose the best doctor to consult, prescribe and treat you with your Invisalign.  Make sure that they are a board-certified orthodontic specialist.  These are the most highly skilled and trained doctors in the world and they will give you the best opportunity for success. Also, do your own research.  Read reviews, speak with actual patients and visit the office and make sure that this is a place where you feel comfortable.

2) Make sure that the results that you want to achieve are realistic with Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign is a great form of treatment to fix several issues such as crowding or gaps but it is not a magical treatment that can fix everything.  Make sure that you are very clear with your orthodontist on what results you want to achieve.  If you are not going to be happy after spending the time and money with your Invisalign treatment it is much better to figure that out on the initial consultation with the orthodontist and not after 12-24 months!

3) Compliance.  You have to be willing to do your part or Invisalign will not work.
Know yourself and commit to the treatment before you start the treatment.  Make sure that the Invisalign treatment plan is something that you are willing to comply with or you will waste your time and money.  You will have the ability to take off your aligners, which is what makes Invisalign great, but it can be a double-edged sword if you do not put them back on after you eat and brush.  Most adults do not have issues with this but if you know that you are not going to wear them and that you will most likely keep them in your pocket then ask the orthodontist to show you different options for your treatment.