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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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Why Invisalign is the Best Choice for All Ages

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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.