Trusted Orthodontics in Lakewood

We are proud to serve patients of all ages from Long Beach, Lakewood, and the surrounding communities.  

5920 Del Amo Blvd.
Lakewood, CA 90713

Phone: 562.496.2000

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30am- 5pm
Tuesday: 8:30am- 5pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-5pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm
Friday: 7:30am-12pm

Meet Dr. Joel Brodsky and Dr. Charles Brodsky, your Orthodontists in Lakewood.

Dr. Joel Brodsky attended UCLA and studied engineering before earning his doctor of dental surgery. He then earned his Orthodontics certificate and Master of Science at Rochester University’s Eastman Dental Center. He holds an academic appointment at UCLA, where he donates his time as a clinical instructor and oversees student research in the field.

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Dr. Charles Brodsky received his Bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of the Pacific. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dental School. He then completed his orthodontic residency at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. While studying in Boston, Dr. Brodsky received extensive training in Invisalign, tissue management with lasers, and mini-screw implants. He also received training in the most complicated malocclusions and orthognathic jaw surgery.

Why an Orthodontist in Lakewood? Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. Not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist, even though every orthodontist starts as a dentist. Dr. Joel Brodsky and Dr. Charles Brodsky, like all orthodontists, continued their education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. Dr. Joel Brodsky and Dr. Charles Brodsky, like all orthodontists, has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to perform the treatment plan that you need.

Why does it matter if you see Orthodontists In Lakewood?

Dentists receive basic orthodontic training so they can perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who don’t need to see an orthodontist yet. Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic issues.

Seeing a specialist like orthodontists in Lakewood may change your braces experience by:

  • Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from
  • Having personal experience treating multiple cases that are similar to your unique concerns and anatomical characteristics.
  • More efficient treatment and visits, because it’s the office’s main focus.
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have worse than usual bite discrepancies that need to be dealt with
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

You may think it’s fine to have your orthodontic work done by your dentist, but convenience shouldn’t be a barrier to seeing a specialist. You’ll only need to stop by your Lakewood orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.

And don’t let price be a problem either! Brodsky Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Lakewood area.

Testimonials from patients of your orthodontists in Lakewood

I went here in the 1970s my teeth are perfect thanks to Dr. Joel Brodsky and his amazing staff! My 10-year-old son needed braces and we live in Orange. But I take him here because it’s the BEST!! The office is so fun and kid-friendly he loves it! My son sees Dr. Charles. Dr. Joel’s son. Both are AMAZING!! I love how they kept it in the family. Thanks for making this experience so fun for my son!

We always have such a great time coming here even if it’s only for a 10-minute appointment. Right when you enter the office the entire staff is so personable. They always greet you with a smile! You feel very comfortable here. Thank you for having a beautiful office with fun decorations. We really enjoy everything here! Keep up the good work. I love to see smiling helpful people for a change.