Meet Your Lakewood Family Orthodontist
Charles D. Brodsky DDS, MSD
My profession is my joy and my unique opportunity to do what I love. My father and partner (Dr. Joel Brodsky) has been practicing orthodontics for 40 years. Growing up in his orthodontic office allowed me to quickly develop a fascination with teeth.
Believe it or not, I've been working in the office since age five, so becoming an orthodontist was fulfilling a life-long dream of mine. Being able to do what I love is one of my greatest blessings. I feel like I get to help people every day achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. In turn, they help me live the dream that started when I was a little boy. I feel truly grateful to my patients and my family for helping me get here.
Joel F. Brodsky DDS, MS
I've been creating smiles exclusively in Lakewood since 1976. To date, I've created over 25,000 Brodsky smiles. I pride myself in not only providing clinical excellence in orthodontic treatment but also in creating lasting relationships with my patients and their families.
Because I have remained in the same neighborhood for an extensive period of time, I've had the pleasure of treating as many as three generations of some local families. The relationships I've created are by far the most rewarding part of my job.
Over the last 40 years, I've created a professional yet friendly atmosphere to make our patients feel immediately comfortable. I enjoy being able to provide a high level of service in a personal way. My goal is to always have the time available to treat people as individuals.
Growing up in Hacienda Heights, CA, it was my own experience as a braces patient that inspired me to become an orthodontist. I know firsthand how orthodontic treatment can change lives by creating smiles that are healthy, bright and beautiful.
Being part of that process is a privilege and a joy for me. I refuse to settle for anything less than the best results for my patients and believe that individualized treatment and compassionate care are an essential part of any successful orthodontic journey.
Care For All Ages From Your Lakewood Family Orthodontist
At Brodsky Orthodontics, we believe that everyone should be able to access quality orthodontic treatment and that everyone deserves a beautifully aligned smile. We are proud to offer a full range of orthodontic services, including braces and Invisalign, for children, teens, and adults at our office in Lakewood.
Lakewood Orthodontics for Children
In order to ensure that your child is as healthy as possible, it's important that their teeth and jaws are properly aligned, giving them a healthy bite. Many parents are surprised to learn that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children get an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7.
By that age, your child's teeth have developed enough so that small problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth can be spotted while they still have some baby teeth. A check-up may reveal that your child's bite is fine and that braces won't be necessary, or we may identify a potential problem and recommended that we monitor it. From there, we may begin treatment at a time that is appropriate for the child. In other cases, we may recommended early treatment.
Orthodontic Care for Lakewood Teens
Early treatment allows our team to monitor the growth and development of your child's jaw, meaning we can catch and begin treating problems while they're still in the early stages. This can cut down the length of treatment considerably.
Teens often want to know, "How long will I be in braces?" There's no set answer, as each case is different, just like each smile is unique. We're always going to do everything that we can to ensure that your teen has their most beautiful, forever smile. Fortunately, today's braces are a big improvement over the ones that previous generations have experienced. They're smaller, sleeker, and far more comfortable than ever before. They also come in a variety of styles, materials and colors.
In addition, teens also have more treatment options than ever before. In addition to traditional metal braces, teens also have the option of choosing clear, ceramic braces, which work the same way traditional braces do, but are designed to blend in with your teen's teeth, giving a more subtle appearance. Also, if your teen wants a new smile with no wires, whatsoever, they might consider treatment using clear aligners, such as Invisalign. Clear aligners straighten teeth gradually using a series of clear, removable trays that fit over the teeth.
Adult Orthodontics in Lakewood
Orthodontic treatment isn't just for children and teens. More adults than ever are seeking beautiful, forever smiles through orthodontic treatment. Today, roughly 1-in-5 orthodontic patients are adults, so it's never too late to get that stunning smile that you've always wanted.
Many adults are choosing to receive treatment later in life because they understand how important it is to maintain their oral health, they want to feel better about their overall appearance, or both. We also see many adults who have received orthodontic treatment during their early years, but are in need of a "touch up" to regain the smiles they once had.
At Brodsky Orthodontics, we recognize that children, teens, and adults will all have different dental needs and need different levels of attention and care. We work diligently with each patient to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment for you in the most inviting environment.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started.