What Sets Us Apart

We understand your desire to seek the best possible orthodontic care for you or your child and to meet your expectations; we take your smile personally. This means that we treat each patient as a unique human being and we care about each individual. We also make sure that each patient is completely satisfied with the end result. To help us accomplish your desires, we exert our effort and passion in three different areas:

We are High-Tech
  • As a computerized, paperless office, all charts and patient information is available anywhere in the office, increasing efficiency. Your time is valuable, and our integrated GPS software helps us run on time.
  • Digital 3D imaging with iCAT® reduces the number of radiographs (X-rays) needed for a complete diagnostic orthodontic workup to only ONE. The iCAT is more advanced than new 2D digital X-rays and offers better quality images as well as a greater diagnostic capability, (with significantly less radiation). This ultimately means safer treatment in a shorter amount of time for our patients.
  • Invisalign treatment is performed without rubber impressions using an iTero hand-scanning wand. This technology makes treatment more comfortable for patients by improving the fit of the aligners and eliminating the need for uncomfortable impressions.
  • Our digital patient rewards system gives out points at each visit to motivate patients to do things which are beyond the control of the doctor. This program is fun for patients of all ages and it is accessible online. Prizes and gift cards can be purchased with the reward points.
  • With our online patient account information, patients have secure online access to their scheduled appointments, records, payment history, and Invisalign® virtual treatment plans.
We are Highly Qualified
  • The benefit of having three orthodontic specialists in the office at the same time is tremendous. Although Drs. Joel and Charles Brodsky and Dr. Van Allen have very similar treatment philosophies, the doctors routinely confer with each other to establish definitive treatment plans in their patients’ best interests.
  • All three doctors are Diplomats of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction attained by only 33% of orthodontists in the country.
  • We are up to date on the latest technology. All three doctors attend many hours of continuing education each year and continually incorporate the latest research into their treatment plans and philosophies.
  • We teach other orthodontists about our area of expertise. Dr. Joel Brodsky has lectured on orthodontic technology for many years and has been a leading speaker at the American Association of Orthodontics Meeting. His current area of concentration is in teaching orthodontists how to use the iCAT to achieve better treatment results. Dr. Charles Brodsky has given many full-day courses throughout the United States on the placement and utilization of TADs (temporary anchorage devices).
  • We have years of experience. Dr. Joel Brodsky established Brodsky Orthodontics in Lakewood, CA in 1976. He is still here, along with his son. We were one of the first offices in the US to use Invisalign in 1999 and our doctors treated over 1,300 patients and won three major awards from Invisalign. The latest award was attained by Dr. Charles Brodsky at the most recent Invisalign Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. He won the award for Outstanding Case Presentation.
We Focus On People
  • All treatment plans are tailored to each patient's individual needs. Care and consideration are taken by our doctors and staff to treat each patient as an individual. We never take a “cookie-cutter” treatment approach where every patient receives the same treatment modality regardless of their chief reasons for seeking orthodontic care.
  • We have a commitment to communication at each visit, making a conscious effort to update you about you or your child's treatment at every appointment. Patients and parents are kept abreast about treatment and if it is progressing according to schedule.
  • We take the time to listen. Our doctors and staff will always take the time to answer your questions or return a phone call.
  • We believe in improving the overall health of our patients through orthodontics. Our goal is to not only improve the aesthetics of your smile, but to improve the health of your teeth and gums. We communicate closely with your general dentist as to the status of your orthodontic care and updates on your oral hygiene and health. Quality orthodontic treatment together with routine dental care helps to ensure that the teeth will function correctly and stay in proper alignment for a lifetime.
  • We’ve created a really light-hearted office environment, complete with video games, contests, seasonal decorations, and events to keep the atmosphere fun.

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