Orthodontists Opa-Locka, FL.

In case you have not noticed, when you search Google for an orthodontist in Opa-Locka, there are none to be found. Why? Well, that is beyond us! The fact is that at Lakes Orthodontics we treat hundreds of patients from the Opa-Locka area on an annual basis and we are happy to do so. Yes, we are aware of the stigma associated with the city, but that is a political thing. At Lakes Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves to smile with confidence and we look forward to helping you achieve that goal!

Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi at Lakes Orthodontics is an experienced award winning orthodontist that has helped over 10,000 patients to achieve a beatiful smile.  Dr. Crespi not only has the experience that you are looking for but she is also the only board certified orthodontic specialist in the area (please check out www.americanboardoforthodontics.com). Does this make us more expensive? Not at all.  In fact, we have several payment plans for our families to choose from including interest free payment plans that help families to pick the right plan for their budget without having to pay extra for the convenience.  We also accept most PPO insurance plans as well as HSA, FSA, and offer financing through Care Credit and Lending Club.  In many cases, our patients can set up a payment plan with a monthly payment as low as $100!

Don’t be fooled by ads for cheap braces in Miami. More than likely, all you are getting is cheaper service and treatment from someone that is not qualified to help you get the beautiful smile that you deserve.   Your smile is with you everyday for the rest of your life!  Make sure you choose an orthodontist that specializes in helping you to align your teeth and have a beautiful smile.

Now that we have settled the number one obstacle of why many people don’t get braces for themselves or their kids; let’s talk about why you should consider Lakes Orthodontist as for all your orthodontic treatments. For starters, Dr. Crespi is an ABO certified orthodontist; this means she has about twice the qualification of a general dentist and is the most qualifeid specialist to treat your orthodontic needs.   It is also good to point out that while many dentists who offer products such as Invisalign and call themselves cosmetic dentist are simply a general dentist. The popular ” cosmetic dentist ” designation is one that is self-assigned because there is no such specialty sanctioned by the American Dental Association. On the other hand, an orthodontist is a dental specialist who has taken the required extra curriculum, training, and certification to prescribe orthodontic treatments. Therefore, if you need braces or Invisalign then make sure you go to the smile specialist, Lakes Orthodontics and smile with confidence.

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

Orthodontist in Miami Lakes, Fl.

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 age of 7.  This is not only my recommendation but also the official recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontics. This first check-up is an essential step in helping to ensure that your child’s teeth are off to a great start and that they will have a healthy and beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

By taking your child to an orthodontist at the age of 7, we are able to examine them and see details that you may not be able to see on your own. By this age, children’s teeth should have developed to the point that we can diagnose even minor problems that may be connected with such things as emerging teeth or jaw growth. For most 7-year-olds, their first visit to the orthodontist is a basic check-up.  However, for  a small percentage of children, about 5 to 10 percent can benefit from early childhood treatment which is what we refer to as “interceptive orthodontics.” Some of the potentially dangerous issues that we can possibly find and correct, include:

  • Jaw alignment issues such as underbite, crossbite, abnormal jaw growth, etc.
  • Impacted teeth: teeth that are blocked from coming down
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Gum tissue recession

By properly correcting these problems at an early age, we also help to improve possible social issues where children may be the victim of teasing or bullying. In fact, studies have proven that the #1 reason that bullying occurs to a particular child is due to the appearance of their teeth. A child’s smile can have a huge impact on their happiness and social acceptance as they grow.  With a healthy and beautiful smile, your child has a much better opportunity to be confident and gain social acceptance.