Valentine’s Day History

Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration of love in all its forms. Pink hearts, red roses, and cute greeting cards adorn every surface you see. What many people don’t realize is that the modern Valentine’s Day celebration arose from a religious holiday. St. Valentine’s Day was originally celebrated as a religious feast day Read More

Why should I visit the dentist during my treatment?

So, you just got your braces on, and you’re wondering why you should continue visiting your general dentist since you’re seeing Dr. Joel Brodsky and Dr. Charles Brodsky every other month. Patients always ask us if they should continue to see their dentist while in orthodontic treatment. In short, the answer is yes. Today, we Read More

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

It’s a Wrap: Ending the year with a smile!

People have been ushering in the New Year for centuries but it became an official holiday in 1582 when Pope George XIII declared January 1st to be the day on which everyone would celebrate the New Year. At midnight people would yell, holler, and blow horns to scare away the evil spirits of the previous Read More

Tips for Using Invisalign®

More than one patient has come into our office and asked, “What can I do to help my teeth when wearing Invisalign?” While everyone’s teeth and dental needs are different, there are certain things everyone can do to make wearing their Invisalign aligners a more rewarding experience. Always follow the list of instructions and tips Read More

Smile with Invisalign Teen®!

Invisalign Teen is designed with today’s youth in mind. These clear, removable orthodontic aligners can straighten your teeth without the need for metal wires and brackets. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign Teen aligners are comfortable, nearly invisible, and removable, which allows you to remove them as you eat your favorite foods and brush and floss your Read More

Do we have your current contact info?

As you probably know, you can always connect with Dr. Joel Brodsky and Dr. Charles Brodsky and our team by calling our Lakewood, CA office, or going to our Facebook page. However, if you’ve recently moved or gotten a new phone number, we’ll need to update our records so we can easily connect with you! Read More

Adults and Braces: Not just for kids anymore

Just hearing the word “braces” can take many of us back to junior high — that painful era when we wore unattractive glasses, endured unflattering haircuts, and carried a mouthful of braces to complete the awkward adolescent look. Despite the common assumption that braces are for kids, more and more adults are choosing to pursue Read More