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Braces for Teens in Miami, Fl

Many parents and their teenagers get very anxious when they start thinking of adding braces into the emotional and physical roller coaster of adolescence. Don’t worry! Orthodontic treatment is far less scary than you may think. We always begin with a complimentary evaluation with a board-certified orthodontic specialist, Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi, and our fantastic staff. Once we identify a need for treatment, we explain in detail all of the options available to get you to your ideal smile. We then make a custom treatment plan and let you decide what style and type of treatment you want to choose.

At Lakes Orthodontics, we offer you the latest and “coolest” ways to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. Braces today are much smaller and less noticeable than in the past, and they come in a variety of materials, styles, and colors.

Choose your style of braces:

Our practice offers a variety of orthodontic treatment options for our patients to choose from. Some common options include:

  • Ceramic (clear) braces
  • Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and Invisalign Express.
  • Traditional metal braces with or without colors (colors can be changed at each appointment).

Another common question is: “How long will I have to wear braces?”
At Lakes Orthodontics, we treat every patient based on their specific needs and preferences, and then we custom design a treatment plan to help them achieve their ideal smile!

The length of treatment time is dependent on three main factors:

What are the patient’s needs?
The amount of time that it will take to correct a problem will determine the length of the overall treatment. Besides, each patient reacts to his or her treatment differently. After all, we are humans, not robots! Treatment times can vary based on how rapidly your body responds and how much work is necessary to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. An estimated treatment time is always given to each patient after Dr. Briceño Crespi studies and designs each patient’s specific treatment.

The Patient! The Teen!
Your willingness to follow Dr. Crespi’s instructions and use the appliances we give you makes a huge impact on the length of time it takes to complete treatment and result in your beautiful smile. It is always important to remember to take care of your braces and appliances; this will help make your treatment time faster and end with optimal results!

Make it to your appointments!
Teens are very busy and always have a lot going on in their lives between school, sports, social events, etc. Canceling their adjustment appointments for other activities will delay the length of treatment. Remember, Dr. Briceño Crespi plans out a custom designed treatment plan for each patient that includes scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor, adjust, and advance her patient’s treatment. The average time between appointments is six weeks apart, and adjustments tend to take a half hour or less.

For a Free consultation, please call us at 305.820.6800. When it comes to braces for teens, Lakes Orthodontics has the options and skill set to please not only you but your teen as well!

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The truth behind lingual braces.

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With all of the technological advances in orthodontics, there are more treatment options for patients to choose from today than ever before.  Nowadays, if you want to straighten your teeth you can choose from clear braces, metal braces, braces with colors, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign 5, Invisalign Express, etc. etc. etc.

There are even braces that are placed behind the teeth instead of on the front of teeth!  That’s right; Lingual Braces are braces that are used to straighten your teeth that go behind the teeth (on the side of your tongue and palate) instead of on the front of the teeth like traditional braces.  Although there is an aesthetic advantage to not showing your braces on the front of your teeth there are some major concerns with lingual braces.

Top 5 concerns with lingual braces:

  •  Pain and discomfort

Having braces and wires behind your teeth can be very painful as your tongue is constantly moving behind your teeth when you speak.  This can cause your tongue to become irritated and even to blister in severe cases.

  • Difficulties speaking

Your tongue is a major factor in our speech.  It may become more difficult to clearly speak and annunciate your words with braces and wires behind your teeth.

  • Oral Hygiene

A lot of people have trouble taking care of their teeth with braces on the front of their teeth where they can see them with a mirror.  Imagine the difficulty of properly brushing and flossing your teeth with braces behind your teeth!

  • Cost of treatment

The cost of lingual braces is typically almost double the cost of traditional braces.  This can range from $8,000 – $10,000 for treatment and they are not any faster than traditional braces.

  • Clear braces and Invisalign treatment are less expensive and less painful than lingual braces.

The majority of people that are considering lingual braces as a treatment option are doing so because of an aesthetic reason (they don’t want to show that they have braces).  There are now several new styles of braces that are far less noticeable (clear/invisible braces or ceramic braces) as well as several products from Invisalign that allow patients to fix their teeth and not have to go through the pain or additional cost of lingual braces.

If you have any questions or concerns with your smile or your child’s smile then you should find a board certified orthodontist near you and schedule a consultation.  The easiest way to find a local orthodontist is to visit the American Board Of Orthodontics website and use their orthodontist locator tool, which can help you locate an orthodontist near you.