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Affordable Orthodontics in Miami

At Lakes Orthodontics, it is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! The cost of braces is in many instances the biggest obstacle people face when considering whether or not to seek orthodontic treatment. For this reason, we offer a wide variety of payment options, which allow us to help our patients meet their financial needs. Please ask us about financing options, credit card payments, and bank drafts. We thoroughly explain your options, so that we can accommodate your needs.

Lakes Orthodontics believes that financial considerations should not be an obstacle to your beautiful smile. At your initial examination, our treatment coordinator will discuss in detail the specific cost of orthodontic treatment. Due to the variety of patients needs and treatment options, the cost of orthodontic care varies from patient to patient. Being sensitive to the financial aspect of treatment, our practice:

  • Applies discounts for teachers, firefighters, police officers, military, as well as for full payment at the start of treatment or for additional family members undergoing orthodontic treatment with Dr. Briceño Crespi
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express
  • Offers in-house payment options with no finance or interest charges. With this option, an initial payment is due at the start of treatment with the balance paid in monthly installments extending over the treatment time.
  • Provides outside financing through Care Credit which offers plans with no down payment and no interest payments for up to 24 months.
  • If you have orthodontic coverage in your dental insurance, it may help in reducing your out-of-pocket expenses for orthodontic treatment. Most orthodontic insurance benefits have a lifetime maximum amount that is separate from regular dental insurance. Please bring your insurance information with you to your first complimentary visit and we will be happy to verify your coverage.

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Pros and Cons with Invisalign

top rated orthodontists in miami Miami Invisalign Orthodontist Dr. Carmen Crespi, explains the pros and cons of Invisalign? If you follow us, you have probably heard us discuss or possibly even blog about Invisalign treatment being overused or used for the wrong reasons.  The problem is that Invisalign has become so popular that many unqualified dental professionals are simply telling patients that they are candidates for Invisalign, which is simply not the case.  A huge number of patients are being misdiagnosed and prescribed Invisalign treatment when they are not truly candidates in the first place.  You have to remember that Invisalign is not a one size fits all treatment, which is a very common misconception by the general public. Invisalign is a treatment option that dental professionals can prescribe to their patients to help solve orthodontic issues such as misaligned teeth or some jaw or joint disorders but is not a cure-all for everyone.

The most important consideration for a patient seeking orthodontic treatment/Invisalign treatment should be: Is the dental professional who is giving me a consultation qualified to diagnose my treatment and give me the proper prescription and treatment plan?

Invisalign is a treatment option that requires proper diagnoses and treatment planning in order to achieve successful results. Do not misconstrue this as a criticism on Invisalign as a treatment option as we have achieved wonderful results for our patients that are true candidates for the Invisalign product line and under the diagnoses and care of an orthodontic professional.

The fact remains that in many people’s mind when you talk about orthodontic services and/or braces, in general, the first thing that pops into their head is Invisalign. This is because Invisalign is a true pioneer in the orthodontic industry with their patented clear braces solution.

At our Miami Lakes office, we prescribe quite a bit of Invisalign’s products, and that is why we have been awarded as an Invisalign Preferred Provider. Unlike many other practices, Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi is a board certified Miami Orthodontics specialist, which makes her the most educated and qualified doctor to diagnose, plan and treat your Invisalign case.  We proudly offer the complete Invisalign product line from Invisalign complete to Invisalign Teen and even Invisalign Express; a short term expedited clear braces solution.

As mentioned earlier, Invisalign is often a fantastic solution for many of our patients. However, there are many instances where Invisalign is not the right solution for your orthodontic needs.  Some of the most common issues that generally should not be treated with Invisalign are severe crowding, skeletal discrepancies, impacted teeth, and/or bite issues.

  • Severe crowding: a significant lack of space which may require extractions.
  • Skeletal Discrepancies: significant growth or lack of growth of one or both jaws.
  • Impacted teeth: teeth that are embedded in bone which is not able to naturally erupt.
  • Bite issues: underbites, overbites, and open bites are often very difficult to treat with a removable aligner.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment and/or Invisalign treatment, please contact Lakes Orthodontics today for your complimentary consultation with an award-winning orthodontic specialist: Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi.  Remember, although Invisalign is a wonderful treatment option, the most important part of your treatment is to have an orthodontic specialist properly diagnose, plan, and treat your orthodontic needs.  Don’t hesitate, call Lakes Orthodontics today!