When should my child be seen for an orthodontic evaluation?

Thanks for asking! It really depends on the dental age of the patient rather than their chronological age. Usually a good time to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist is after the front permanent teeth have erupted into the mouth or if there appears to be extreme crowding of the teeth. The American Association Read More

Braces-Friendly Recipe: Breakfast

Kids can be picky eaters. How many times have you seen your child try to hide the peas under a mound of mashed potatoes? At Brodsky Orthodontics, Dr. Joel Brodsky and Dr. Charles Brodsky and our team understand how hard it can be to get your child to eat the recommended daily allowance of fruits Read More

I got my braces. Now what?

You’ve taken the first step toward a healthier and more beautiful appearance by getting braces at Brodsky Orthodontics, and you’re probably wondering what comes next. The first week is the period of biggest adjustment, and there’s a lot to learn in this short time. Don’t worry; in a few short days your braces will feel Read More

Sugar and Your Orthodontic Treatment

One word no one likes to hear is “cavity!” For those patients of ours wearing braces, hearing that word is especially problematic, considering that delaying any dental work may result in delaying treatment time. We often blame candy as the culprit behind tooth decay, but other foods and drinks that kids consume can be just Read More

What’s so great about an orthodontist?

A lot of our patients are curious about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. In fact, one of the most common questions we hear at Brodsky Orthodontics is, “Dentists and orthodontists are all the same, right?” A general dentist is your primary dental care provider. Dentists diagnose, treat, and manage your overall oral Read More