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Get the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a family-friendly environment. Let us show you how great it is to have a Brodsky Smile.

Why Choose Brodsky
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Dr. Joel

He’s created smiles exclusively in Lakewood since 1976.

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- Loves to tinker with computers

Favorite Star Wars Character

- Han Solo

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Meet Our Friendly & Fun Team

Our customer service is top-notch because we take your smile personally! At Brodsky Orthodontics, we want to make you feel like you’re part of the family, and make sure you and your loved ones are happy!

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Dr. Charles

Becoming an orthodontist fulfilled a life-long dream of his.

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- Loves to play water polo

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- Darth Vader

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Everything You Need to Know About Orthodontics

Ortho FAQ

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

Who is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.

What's the Best Age to Visit the Orthodontist?

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment may mean that a patient can avoid surgery and more serious complications. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child first visit an orthodontist by age 7 or earlier if a problem is detected by parents, the family dentist or the child's physician.

What is Phase I and Phase II Treatment?

Phase I or early interceptive treatment, is limited orthodontic treatment (i.e. expander or partial braces) before all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Such treatment can occur between the ages of seven and ten. This treatment is sometimes recommended to make more space for developing teeth, correction of crossbites, overbites, underbites, or harmful oral habits. Phase II treatment is also called comprehensive treatment, because it involves full braces when all of the permanent teeth have erupted (usually between the ages of 11 and 13).

If I Get Braces, How Long do I Have to Wear Them?

Treatment times vary on a case-by-case basis, but the average time is from 18 to 30 months. Actual treatment time can be affected by rate of growth and severity of the correction necessary. Treatment length is also dependent upon patient compliance. Maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping regular appointments are important in keeping treatment time on schedule.

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Traditional Braces

Metal braces are the traditional type of braces, but they've changed a lot in size and shape in recent years.Learn More

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Invisalign & Clear Braces

Consider Invisalign® to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted – without braces.Learn More

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Surgical Orthodontics

Just as orthodontics repositions teeth, surgical orthodontics corrects jaw irregularities to improve your ability to chew, speak, and breathe.Learn More

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Accelerated Orthodontics

With the AcceleDent™ System, you can now reduce the time of your orthodontic treatment by 38% to 50%! Learn More

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3-D Imaging & Model Lab

With one five-second scan, we can get all the X-rays we need for your orthodontic treatment.Learn More

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