The Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist In Your Local Community

Do you value being a patron of local businesses in Lakewood? Then you’ll be glad to know that Brodsky Orthodontics is the place for you. Our staff has been serving the community for decades. We’re proud to call Lakewood our home. When you become a patron of Brodsky Orthodontics, you become a patron of your own community. Because we’re locally owned and operated, you’ll see the same faces whenever you come into our office. But that’s only one of the many benefits of seeing an orthodontist in your local community. 

Familiar Faces Fight Fear 

One problem with a corporately-owned orthodontic office is that you feel like a number. The machinery of that environment doesn’t lend itself well to building relationships. Each time you go in for an appointment, you see someone new. We’ve discovered that many patients feel anxiety in that kind of environment. 

Letting a stranger handle your smile can feel daunting, especially if you see someone new every visit. But Dr. Charles and Dr. Joel intend to know every patient’s face. Our entire staff remembers each patient on a “first smile basis.” For that reason, seeing a local orthodontist helps uncomfortable patients feel at ease. We promise you’ll see familiar faces if you consider Brodsky as your orthodontist in Lakewood. 

Expert Attention for Unique Treatment

Some options, like mail-order orthodontics, promise you ease and efficiency. You’re exchanging seasoned, practical expertise for convenience and cost. A mail-order plan gives you no access to a Board Certified Professional. The mail-order approach attempts to solve a problem by using an assembly line. At Brodsky Orthodontics, you get attention from a Board Certified Professional orthodontist. 

Dr. Joel and Dr. Charles have enough experience to provide you with a treatment plan specific to you. At Brodsky Orthodontics, we establish what your needs are. 

Then, we implement a treatment plan. With the data we uncover during your in-office visit, and X-rays of your jaw, we can make a customized treatment protocol just for you.

The Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist In Your Local Community

Early Detection

Most people are aware that they need to brush and floss their teeth. However, we recommend in-person visits to detect issues early. Some problems brushing and flossing alone cannot solve. Therefore, another benefit of in-office orthodontics care is early detection. Detecting an apparently small tooth problem today can prevent it from getting out of control tomorrow. Some patients require more in-depth treatment than others. You might be surprised at just how quickly orthodontic problems can get out of control. Fortunately, Brodsky Orthodontics is a Lakewood-focused office capable of early detection. 

Treatment for the Whole Family 

Forgive the cliche, but Brodsky Orthodontics is a family. But beyond our work family, we also have individual families. We’re moms and dads just like you. So we understand the daily grind of work, school, homework, extracurricular activities, and family time. That’s why we’re proud to serve patients of all ages. That’s right! Our patients range in age from single digits all the way to triple digits! When you book an appointment, you might as well book one for each household member.  Because at Brodsky, we want to see all the smiles – regardless of their age. 

Options Galore 

No two smiles are exactly alike. So, none of the treatment plans we design will be exactly alike. Either Dr. Charles or Dr. Joel will determine the particulars of your plan. Below, you’ll find a few braces options the doctors might discuss with you. 

Miniature Metal Braces

This is most people’s image when they think of “braces.” They’ve earned something of a stigma over the years, but Brodsky Orthodontics intends to change that. Modern metal braces have lighter wires and sleeker brackets. For you, this means less pain and irritation. Our braces are compact and comfortable. A major advantage of metal braces is that they can shorten your treatment duration. 


Similar to traditional braces, but with a noticeable twist. While InBrace isn’t quite invisible, it fits on the back of your teeth. This way, you can smile wide without fear of anyone seeing it. The doctors install the InBrace so that your teeth will slowly straighten over time. Worried about how it will feel? Don’t be. We measure your teeth using 3D imaging technology. Your InBrace will be customized to fit you – and only you! 


What if you had braces that you could remove whenever you wanted (within Dr. Joel or Dr. Charles’ guidance, of course)? Our team uses clear, lightweight plastic aligners by Invisalign®. They offer the wearer much more comfort and convenience than conventional braces. Generally, you’ll wear your aligner for 12-15 months and you’ll use between 36 and 48 sets. We recommend keeping the aligner on for 22 hours a day. 

Clear Braces

You may also hear clear braces referred to as ceramic, tooth-colored, or aesthetic. This is because they are designed to blend in with the teeth. Clear braces empower you to continue your daily routine without fretting about your appearance. They are more discreet and less obvious than metal braces. 

The Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist In Your Local Community

Bank On Brodsky Orthodontics

For all your orthodontic needs in the Lakewood area, bank on Brodsky Orthodontics. Schedule a free consultation here.