Foods You Can Eat with Braces

When you wear braces, there are a lot of foods you cannot eat. Healthy snacks like popcorn, nuts, raw veggies, pretzels, and raisins are among the many foods you must avoid to keep your braces in good condition while they straighten your teeth. It’s hard to find tasty, nutritious options that are braces-friendly. We’ve gathered Read More

Advice for Kissing with Braces

If you’re new to wearing braces, you’ll have to make a lot of little adjustments to your lifestyle. But one thing you won’t have to give up is romance. Many people with braces worry that they won’t be able to kiss someone else while until the braces are removed. Others worry that it will be Read More

DIY Orthodontics: Don’t Try This At Home

In an attempt to save money, some people have turned to DIY procedures for almost anything. Last year saw an alarming upswing in the amount of teens attempting at-home orthodontic procedures to avoid the costs of proper professional care. YouTube videos such as one posted in 2012 titled “Cheap easy braces!! Without going to the Read More

How to Deal with a Knocked Out Tooth

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a tooth A knocked out, or “avulsed,” tooth is a dental emergency. If you act quickly, you can save the tooth and undo the damage. If you lose a tooth, you must see a dentist or endodontist right away.The sooner you get help, the more likely it Read More

Let’s Get Technical: How Do Braces Move Teeth?

It’s assumed that the brackets move the teeth, however pressure is actually created by the archwire.  After the wire is placed along the uneven path of the misaligned teeth, it tries to straighten out to resume its original shape-bringing the teeth with it.  The wires are very flexible to start out with and are traded Read More

How Do Braces Move Teeth?

It’s assumed that the brackets move the teeth, however pressure is actually created by the archwire.  After the wire is placed along the uneven path of the misaligned teeth, it tries to straighten out to resume its original shape-bringing the teeth with it.  The wires are very flexible to start out with and are traded Read More

Announcing the arrival of the new iCAT FLX

For the last 7 years we have been using digital radiography called I-CAT. I-CAT is the next generation of x-ray technology. It utilizes dynamic three dimensional cone beam digital imaging. This 3-D scan allows Dr. Brodsky to produce diagnostic records that illustrate the images of the teeth, along with the supporting bones, jaws, jaw joints, and other Read More

Damon Bracket Advantages in Lakewood, CA? Another Study Says No…

There are still many patients who come into our office, located near Long Beach, asking us about the use of self-ligating braces such as Damon, Empower, or SmartClip.  We tell them that orthodontics is a scientific profession and that we require sound evidence to show that there are differences in order to make such claims. Read More

What’s the difference? Dentist vs. orthodontist?

We get questions a lot from patients about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist.  Well, to put it simply, most dentists are not orthodontists but allorthodontists are dentists.  There are almost 200,000 dental graduates practicing some form of dentistry in the United States and only about 10,000 of them are orthodontists.  While dentists can do orthodontic work, Read More

Lakewood Invisalign ClinCheck Pro with 3-D Control

Invisalign in Lakewood is often viewed as a commodity like a TV or piece of clothing.  The truth is that Invisalign is a technique used to help a doctor achieve straight teeth.  In other words, the way the doctor uses the Invisalign is going to have an impact on your treatment results.  For example, buying Read More

Are you visiting the dentist during your orthodontic treatment?

If you’re brushing your teeth twice a day during your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Joel Brodsky and Dr. Charles Brodsky and our team think that’s wonderful! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every six months, or as recommended, in addition to brushing your teeth and flossing. (And visiting Read More

How Braces Can Work at Any Age

Are you an adult who is considering getting braces? Perhaps you’ve had them before, but over the years that dental work has been reversed. Or maybe you’ve never had any orthodontic work done, but are considering braces for the first time. In either case, Brodsky Orthodontics can help you enjoy straighter teeth, an improved bite, Read More