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Board Certified Orthodontist Serving Doral, Fl

Hello, are you looking for a top-rated orthodontist in Doral, Fl? Lakes Orthodontics is honored to be the top-rated orthodontic specialist serving the area. Despite the great number of Orthodontist in the Doral area, those seeking better, faster results from their orthodontic treatment don’t mind getting off the highway a few exits north to visit Lakes Orthodontics. We are not hard to find! We’re located less than one mile west of the Palmetto Expressway, next to the Starbucks on 154th and 80th Ave.

Top Rated Orthodontist in Doral, Fl!

There are many reasons why so many families in the area are making Lakes Orthodontics their orthodontic practice of choice. But here are three big ones for you to consider.

  1. Carmen Briceño Crespi is the only board certified orthodontist in North Miami-Dade and one of a hand full in all of South Florida. Dr. Crespi is also the recipient of the Milo Hellman Award, a prestigious research award from the American Association of Orthodontists. This award recognizes the most commendable research paper in orthodontics and is given to only one recipient per year in the world.
  2. As a faculty board member at Miami Children’s Hospital running the orthodontic curriculum for the pediatric dental residents, Dr. Crespi is responsible for helping new up and coming dentists to diagnose and treat childhood orthodontic procedures.
  3. Lakes Orthodontist is the most technologically advanced orthodontic practice in Miami-Dade County. There you’ll find one of the few iTero Intraoral Scanner in operation in all of South Florida. This device not only allows for up to 50% faster Invisalign modeling but there are ten times fewer rejections, up to seven times fewer fit issues and more importantly to us, a better patient experience since no clay impressions are necessary. In addition to using the iTero Intraoral Scanner, we can show you a before and after renditions before we start the treatment.

There are many reasons why families and individuals who are seeking the best Doral Orthodontist come to Lakes Orthodontics. So, why not try us out? Give us a call at (305) 820-6800 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation and a demo of the latest in orthodontic digital scanning technology.

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Pros and Cons of Invisalign and Braces

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When deciding what type of corrective hardware is right for you or your child, you will likely have many questions. It is important to choose the most effective and affordable option, while still keeping comfort and practicality in mind. The two main choices when correcting crooked teeth and gaps are braces and Invisalign. Invisalign first became popular in the year 2000; while it is relatively new, it is also very popular and effective. You are probably aware of braces and how they work. Metal brackets are glued to teeth. Wires connect the brackets and are made stronger, shorter, and tighter throughout the process. Invisalign produces the same end result as braces but uses clear plastic aligners or “trays’ instead of metal brackets and wires. Plastic aligners are worn in a series. The teeth straighten throughout the process, getting more and more straight with each aligner. The plastic is BPA free and completely clear.

In order to decide which of these methods is better for you, it is best to compare the pros and cons of each. In terms of appearance, Invisalign definitely comes out on top. The aligners are clear and invisible, for the most part. While braces can be enamel colored or clear, they are always visible and usually are a silver metal that stands out against your enamel. Braces are worn for an average of two years and can never be removed. Invisalign is worn for 22 hours out of each day for 6-18 months on average.

When it comes to cost, braces range anywhere from $3,000 dollars to $7,000 dollars depending on many options and the appliances. Invisalign costs around $4000 to $8,000 dollars in most cases. When you wear braces, you have to brush your teeth often to avoid food getting caught in the wires. Sometimes a water pick is also helpful. Invisalign has its own cleaning system. Other than that, you have to brush your teeth often and rinse the trays with slightly warm water. When you wear braces, you have to visit the dentist once a month for tightening and checkups. Invisalign requires you to change aligners once every 2 weeks, but you only have to visit the dentist every 4 to 6 weeks. Retainers are required after treatment for both braces and Invisalign.

There are pros to both braces and Invisalign. With braces, more complicated teeth issues are able to be addressed. There is also no need for self-discipline, as you cannot remove the braces as you please. Invisalign is not noticeable. It is removable, so you do not have to worry about what you eat. Food is less likely to collect in your teeth and you will not have to deal with the pain from wires and brackets. The main drawbacks to braces are the pain and sores that wires and brackets cause. Foods you are able to eat are limited and teeth are often stained in an odd way due to the brackets. Despite having to remove the aligners when you eat and having to brush well before putting them back in, there are not many real cons to Invisalign.

If you are interested in Invisalign, contact us for more information on how we can help you to transform your teeth into a beautiful smile.