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.
DR. CARMEN BRICENO CRESPI, DMD, MS
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
Invisalign & Other Clear Treatment Options
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.
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
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
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,
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