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Miami Lakes Orthodontics Blog

At Lakes Orthodontics we recommend braces to patients looking to improve their physical “orofacial” appearance. Via orthodontic treatment, we can correct problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, as well as incorrect jaw position and other disorders of the jaw joints. At Miami Lakes Orthodontics we believe that braces do a lot more than improve smiles; because not all orthodontics are equal we invite you to follow our blog.

Benefits of Invisalign over Braces

Invisalign utilizes the latest orthodontic technology to straighten teeth in a comfortable and invisible fashion. With Invisalign, you are able to achieve a beautiful smile without any painful wires and brackets. Invisalign uses clear aligners in a series, each working step by step to straighten your teeth. You are instructed to move on to the next aligner at 1 to 2-week intervals. During this [...]

How do braces get placed on my teeth?

Do braces hurt to put on my teeth? This topic may seem a bit elementary to many at first glance, but I get these questions all the time at my orthodontic practice.  Over the years we have performed over 10,000 orthodontic treatments and although everyone’s case is unique we get a lot of very similar fears, concerns and questions.   Most people have seen [...]

Why parents prefer braces over Invisalign for their children’s orthodontic treatment.

I have written in prior blogs about why parents should invest in their children’s smile in order to provide them with self-confidence, self-worth and the best chance for a healthy and successful life.  There are many orthodontic choices in the market today from braces, Invisalign and now there are even DIY orthodontic treatments that some people are even trying at home.  I too am [...]

The impact of your child’s smile on their overall life.

Why braces are a great investment for your kid’s future. I am the proud parent of two beautiful daughters and the co-owner of a successful orthodontic practice in Miami Lakes, Florida.  This has brought me an amazing opportunity to interact with thousands of families in my community and gain insight into family relationships and parenting from many different points of view.   Throughout the [...]

Invisalign Vs. Braces For Adults

Which type of orthodontic treatment should you choose to help you fix your teeth and get the beautiful smile that you have always wanted? We are seeing more and more adults that are choosing to fix their smile with orthodontic treatment.  In fact, according to the AAO (American Association of Orthodontics) there are more adults in orthodontic treatment today than ever before (about 1.5 [...]

Invisalign! Does it really work?

What is the truth about Invisalign, Smile Direct Club and all of these new braces that I am seeing on-line and on TV? A few weeks ago at a birthday party, I had a few people walk up to me and ask me, “Does Invisalign really work?  To which I replied, “Well, it depends.  In many cases it does work but it cannot [...]

When should I first take my kid to see an orthodontist?

Parents frequently ask the same questions.  One of the more popular ones is just how early we can tell if a child needs braces.   Typically your child’s pediatric dentist will let a parent know if they see something worth checking with an orthodontic specialist.  However, a good rule of thumb is for parents to take their kid for their first orthodontic check-up by the [...]

Orthodontic horror stories!

How you should choose your orthodontist for your Invisalign or braces treatment to avoid being a victim. I have had thousands of people that come to my orthodontic office and give me their horror stories (many times in tears) about the terrible experience and results that they received from a dentist that they went to down the street that promised them amazing results with [...]

Does Invisalign really work?

This is a question that I get all the time from patients and it is a very valid question as, after all, you are going to invest time and money to improve your smile so you should be 100% confident that the treatment can and will deliver the results that you desire.  The simple answer for many patients is, yes, Invisalign really does work.  [...]