Leading the Way for

Early Interceptive Treatment

So Kids Grow Up with Healthy Smiles

No child should have to grow up bullied because of their teeth....

But teeth are the easiest, most visible target for a bully. Persistent bullying can be devastating to the child, the family, and society as a whole.

But this can be PREVENTED!

This is why I’m passionate about early interceptive orthodontic treatment.  I want to make sure every child over the age of 7 gets checked up to see if there’s a future problem we can fix today.


Teeth have a direct impact on a child’s self-esteem and oral-health-related quality of life.  Study after study shows that following the start of orthodontic treatment, 78% of children report they were currently no longer being bullied because of their teeth.

Imagine a world where we’re taking proactive measures to stop bullying before it starts.  That’s my purpose and passion.


Early Interceptive Treatment For Children

Adolescent Dental and Skeletal Issues

Overbite, Underbite or Crossbite Caused by a Misaligned Jaw

Braces, Clear Aligners, Palatal Expanders, And Headgear

Improper Eruption, Impacted Teeth

Children With Behavioral Issues

Treating Skeletal Discrepancies

Adult Treatment

Invisalign & Other Clear Treatment Options

My Promise

I am committed to educating South Florida resident orthodontists, my staff, the dental community, and my patient’s parents on early interceptive orthodontic treatment for children.

Every child can benefit from the confidence that comes with a healthy, beautiful smile.



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Attending Faculty for the Resident Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Doral


Education & Experience

2007 – Present

Mariani Orthodontics, South Miami, FL

Orthodontic Private Practice

2009 – Present

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Doral, FL

Attending Faculty for the Resident Program


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

B.S. Biological Sciences-Honors


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

D.M.D. Dentistry – Summa Cum Laude


TAMHSC - Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX

M.S. Orthodontics


2013 – Present

Lakes Orthodontics, Miami Lakes, FL

Solo-Practioner Office Owner


Certifications & Memberships

I'm Honoured to be Associated with these Great Organizations


August 2007 (recertified 2013)

Florida Dental Licensure

May 2005

Greater Miami Dental Society

West Dade Dental Society

Beyond Patient Care

Venezuelan, Fluent in English and Spanish

Attending Faculty for the Resident Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Wife & Mother to 2 Beautiful Daughters


The Distinct Pleasure of Having Served Together

Dr. Richard C. Mariani, Jr., DDS, MS
Owner, Mariani Orthodontics
and Past President of the Florida Association of Orthodontists

Having worked together with Dr. Briceno Crespi since 2007 has given me the opportunity to appreciate her passion and expertise as an orthodontic specialist.

Dr. Christopher J. Bob, DMD
Owner, Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist
and past Attending Faculty Member at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

I have 100% trust and confidence when I refer a patient to Dr. Briceno Crespi.  Patients always love their results and experience.

Dr. Oscar A Arevalo, DDS
Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program,
Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Briceno Crespi has been an excellent leader and mentor heading the orthodontic curriculum for the Pediatric Dentistry residency program.


Awards & Recognition


Lakes Orthodontics Day

Mayor of Miami Lakes declares July 20, 2018 as Lakes Orthodontics Day.


Milo Hellman Research Award

Awarded by the Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA) - American Association of Orthodontists


Excellence in Academic Achievement

for attaining highest academic standing at UF College of Dentistry


Scholastic Achievement Award

Awarded by the National Council of Psi Omega Fraternity


Omicron Kappa Upsilon

Honor Dental Society at University of Florida


Dental Student Award

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology for exemplary aptitude and achievement

I Support


The One Doctor, One Student® program by Jose's Hands
connects a doctor with a student to partially sponsor their medical mission fees... until every health student goes on a medical mission™.

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Want to Connect?

If you want to connect about any medical or professional opportunities, please contact my office at info@lakes-ortho.com or call 305-820-6800

To request an appointment online, visit www.lakes-ortho.com.

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