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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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Orthodontic horror stories!

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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 their braces or Invisalign treatment.  Not only are they unhappy about their smile and experience but they are also angry because they have already spent thousands of dollars with the other dentist and wasted a year of their life.

The #1 thing that you can do to make sure that you are making the right decision for your orthodontic treatment is to choose the best doctor to consult, prescribe and treat you with your braces or Invisalign.  I find that many patients think that braces or Invisalign are a commodity.  That if they go to 5 doctors and they all offer braces or Invisalign then all they should do is find the lowest price and go with that option.  This line of thinking could not be more wrong.  Braces and Invisalign are a form of treatment and it is 100% up to the dentist (should be an orthodontist) to decide if you are a candidate for the treatment.

The doctor that you choose to treat you with braces or Invisalign will be the person that is responsible for helping you to achieve the smile that you want for the rest of your life.  Choose the best doctor and give yourself the best chance for success.

3 Rules for choosing the best doctor for your Invisalign or braces treatment.

Rule #1:  It all starts with picking the right doctor. Please 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.  If you want to find a list of the most highly trained orthodontists in your are the American Board of Orthodontics has a very helpful tool that is free on their website for you to locate board certified orthodontists.

Rule # 2:  Do your homework! Read reviews, speak with actual patients and visit the office, interact with the staff and see what the actual experience is like at the office you are considering.  Make sure that this is a place where you feel confident and comfortable.

Rule # 3:  Convenience: Make sure that the office is convenient for your treatment.  The office should have hours that fit your schedule, have short wait times and not be on the opposite end of the earth.  You will be seeing your orthodontist approximately every 6 weeks for your treatment to make it easy on yourself.