Ask Dr. Brodsky: Which foods should I avoid while wearing braces?

Thanks for your question. For the first day or so in your new braces, stick to soft foods. Avoid tough meats, hard breads and raw vegetables. Before long, you’ll be able to bite a cucumber and other raw vegetables/foods again. But you’ll need to protect your orthodontic appliances when you eat for as long as Read More

Meet Nancy!

With excitement, we are happy to introduce our newest staff member. Nancy has been an orthodontic assistant for the past 27 years. She is filling the valuable shoes of Violet who has decided to go back-to-school full-time. Nancy was hired because of her years of experience in the field and her supportive and friendly nature. Read More

More than a day off from school

In the 1950s and ’60s, civil rights champion Martin Luther King, Jr. recognized the need to bring about social justice, strengthen America’s communities and move the nation forward. This weekend, tens of thousands of people of all ages and races in Lakewood, Long Beach and across California will spend their time building, giving and renovating Read More

Gummy Tummy? From Brodsky Orthodontics

At Brodsky Orthodontics, we know the rumors going around – mostly among young people – that once you swallow a piece of chewing gum it will stake a claim and take up residency in your stomach for at least seven years! We really hate to take all the fun out of the mystery, but the Read More

Connect with the Braces Brigade!

At Brodsky Orthodontics, our patients want to get as much out of their treatment as possible. That includes asking a lot of questions and making sure they take care of both their appliances and oral health. Would you like to learn more about what to expect during orthodontic treatment, from someone with firsthand experience? Well, Read More