Drs. Joel & Charles Brodsky Are DIAMOND Plus Invisalign® Providers
Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted – without braces. A complimentary consultation with the doctors can determine if Invisalign is right for you.
With more than 6 million patients completing treatment, Invisalign is a tested and proven alternative to traditional braces that straightens your teeth using clear, removable comfortable aligners.
These aligners are highly aesthetic and nearly impossible to notice when you wear them. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective since the late 1990s. The aligners fit snugly on your teeth, and most patients report only sensing pressure, not pain.
Not all dentists or orthodontists using Invisalign have the same knowledge and talent treating patients with Invisalign, and this could really affect your result. Drs. Joel and Charles Brodsky are experts in orthodontics and Invisalign treatment.
They have treated more than 3500 cases using Invisalign technology and have been given a special DIAMOND Plus designation by Invisalign, indicating their special expertise.
They've been chosen by their orthodontic peers on three times as having the best-finished Invisalign case at the biannual Invisalign Summit in Las Vegas.
See some examples of how we have changed smiles, attitudes and lives with Invisalign.
Common Invisalign Questions
How Does Invisalign Work?
You wear each set of aligners 22 hours per day for one week each (two in some circumstances), removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position our doctors prescribe.
You'll visit your orthodontist about once every ten to twelve weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 12-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 36 and 48, but both will vary from patient to patient.
Greater Long Beach dentists, their family, and staff members have chosen Brodsky Orthodontics for their Invisalign treatment.
How Can I Get Started With Invisalign?
Schedule your complimentary consultation online or call our office at (562) 364-7470 to set up a complimentary consultation to begin your orthodontic journey with Invisalign.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Unlike what you may have heard, Invisalign® and Invisalign for Teens don't have to cost more than braces. At Brodsky Orthodontics, our Invisalign treatment costs virtually the same as traditional braces, so you don't have to make your treatment choice based on finances.
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How Old Do I Have to Be to Wear Aligners?
There's no age requirement to be treated with Invisalign. We find that our younger patients tend to be more compliant with wearing the aligners than our older patients. We have patients as young as seven years old who have chosen to be treated with Invisalign and are undergoing the First Phase of orthodontic treatment, who still have many baby teeth.
Can I Go to Any Dentist for Invisalign?
Any dentist can give you Invisalign, but different dentists have a wide range of experience, expertise and skill. To make sure you get the best results, ask your dentist these questions:
- Are you a certified orthodontist with 2-3 years of additional training after the completion of dental school?
- How many Invisalign cases have you completed?
- Did you do the orthodontic treatment for your children or did someone else?
This will give you a good idea of how qualified your dentist is with Invisalign. A certified specialist with a lot of experience will be able to provide you with the best result possible.
Will I Need to Wear Retainers When I Finish Invisalign Treatment?
Just like any other orthodontic treatment, you need to use your retainers to maintain tooth movement with Invisalign. Generally, you will be asked to wear the removable retainers full time for a short duration of time followed by indefinite periodic nightly wear.
Patients commonly ask how long they should wear retainers, and the best answer is as long as you want your teeth to stay straight!
At Brodsky Orthodontics, we fabricate both the removable clear and fixed permanent retainers in our lab, with quick turn-around times for our patients. With our Lifetime Retainer program, it’s easy to maintain the results of your treatment at Brodsky Orthodontics.
Having been patients themselves, Drs. Joel and Charles Brodsky can truly say that Invisalign is a great treatment method and gets great results (just look at their smiles!). Contact us for your complimentary examination to discover why we are the #1 choice for Invisalign braces.