We offer Invisalign orthodontic service to kids, teens and adults

Invisalign Miami | Clear Aligners for South Florida Teens & Adults

From Miami to Pembroke Pines, more often than not when people think of braces they now also think of Invisalign. Invisalign is a manufacturer of clear orthodontic aligners that offer an alternative to conventional braces. Treatment consists of a series of clear aligners often referred to as trays, which progressively force teeth to move into the correct position over time. Although Invisalign is an alternative solution to braces, it is not for everyone as many dentists may have you believe.

When it comes to Invisalign, braces, or any other orthodontic procedure your average family dentist typically lacks the proper training to correctly diagnose, plan and treat your orthodontic issues. Your family dentist serves a similar purpose to your family doctor. They are there to help you with your general needs such as check-ups, cleanings, etc., but they should refer you to a specialist if you need a dental procedure that is outside of their training, such as oral surgery or orthodontics. This is very similar to going to your family doctor for a checkup and being diagnosed with a heart issue. Family doctors wouldn’t perform your heart surgery himself! They would refer you to a heart specialist (cardiologist) who would then give you the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.

While both orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health they do this in different ways. A dentist is a professional who studies the medical specialty dealing with the teeth, gums, nerves, and jaw. On the other hand, an orthodontist is a dentist with specialized training who focuses on the alignment of teeth, correcting bites, and occlusion. While all orthodontists are dentists, not all dentists are orthodontists!

At Lakes Orthodontics we are an orthodontic specialist dealing exclusively with correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi is also the only board-certified orthodontist specialist (https://www.americanboardortho.com) between Doral and Pembroke Pines. As a Miami board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Briceño Crespi has taken hundreds of additional hours of education, which makes her the most qualified specialist with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide you with the highest level of patient care.

We are also Invisalign Preferred Providers, which means that we have achieved a significant level of experience in treating patients with Invisalign treatment options. The Invisalign system now offers three types of treatment plans which can be tailored to your specific needs:

 Invisalign Miami | Teens and Adults | Board Certified Clear Braces Specialist

Invisalign

Also known as Invisalign complete, is the most popular prescription for individuals who have never had orthodontic treatment. This is available for initial submission, mid-course correction, and refinement. On average this type of case takes about 12 months for adults. However, the actual length of treatment can only be determined by an orthodontic specialist.

Teen Braces | Braces for Teenagers | Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen

Many teenagers that are in need of Invisalign treatment are very self-conscious about their appearance. Invisalign Teen is a treatment option that offers an almost invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions and less than appealing look that come with metal braces.

Invisalign Express | Affordable Braces Alternative | Invisalign Miami

Invisalign Express

Not everyone has huge gaps, underbite and or other severe case and for this type of patient, Invisalign has developed Invisalign Express. Invisalign Express treats simple cases in 4-6 months with as little as 5 to 10 aligners. Invisalign Express can also be used as a phase II treatment after conventional braces I order to assure your teeth will not migrate back to their old positions.

Recent Blog Article Related to Miami Invisalign

3 key steps to having success with Invisalign

Orthodontist Medley

Every day millions of teens and adults look in the mirror and are unhappy with their smile.  A person’s smile is their most basic form of positive expression and is vital to having self-confidence.  If you cannot smile with confidence and find yourself hiding your smile in conversations and pictures then you are handicapping yourself in your daily life. With so many options for orthodontic treatment, there is no longer any reason for you to continue living your life not being confident in your smile. Today I am going to focus on a very popular treatment for teens and adults, which is Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.

 3 key steps to having success with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen:

1) Choose the very best doctor for your treatment.
The #1 thing that you can do to make sure that you are making the right decision for your Invisalign treatment is to choose the best doctor to consult, prescribe and treat you with your Invisalign.  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. Also, do your own research.  Read reviews, speak with actual patients and visit the office and make sure that this is a place where you feel comfortable.

2) Make sure that the results that you want to achieve are realistic with Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign is a great form of treatment to fix several issues such as crowding or gaps but it is not a magical treatment that can fix everything.  Make sure that you are very clear with your orthodontist on what results you want to achieve.  If you are not going to be happy after spending the time and money with your Invisalign treatment it is much better to figure that out on the initial consultation with the orthodontist and not after 12-24 months!

3) Compliance.  You have to be willing to do your part or Invisalign will not work.
Know yourself and commit to the treatment before you start the treatment.  Make sure that the Invisalign treatment plan is something that you are willing to comply with or you will waste your time and money.  You will have the ability to take off your aligners, which is what makes Invisalign great, but it can be a double-edged sword if you do not put them back on after you eat and brush.  Most adults do not have issues with this but if you know that you are not going to wear them and that you will most likely keep them in your pocket then ask the orthodontist to show you different options for your treatment.