Meet Dr. Joel Brodsky, Charles Brodsky, and Jeffery Brumbaugh, your Long Beach Orthodontists

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.

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.

Dr. Jeffery Brumbaugh received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry, from UCLA, and then went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Certificate of Orthodontics, and Master’s degree in Oral Biology from the UCLA School of Dentistry.

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Why an Orthodontist in Long Beach? 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. Drs. Brodsky and Dr. Brumbaugh, like all orthodontists, had to continue their education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. Dr. Joel Brodsky, Dr. Charles Brodsky, and Dr. Brumbaugh have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth, as have all orthodontists. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the necessary treatment plan for you.

Why does it matter if you see your Long Beach Orthodontist?

Dentists receive basic orthodontic training so they can perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not yet need to see an orthodontist. Specialists, on the other hand receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more difficult orthodontic problems.

Seeing a specialist like a Long Beach orthodontist 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 share your unique concern and anatomical characteristics.
  • More efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s focus area of care.
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite discrepancies that need to be addressed.
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

While some individuals may think it’s easier to have their orthodontic work completed by their dentist, convenience shouldn’t be a barrier to seeing a specialist. You will only be stopping by your Long Beach orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.

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

Testimonials from Long Beach orthodontist patients

“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.” - Tihesha

“We have been very satisfied with the work Brodsky Orthodontics has done for both of our children. My daughter had an offset jaw, meaning that she needed jaw surgery to correct her bite. Dr. Brodsky walked us through the entire process from beginning to end and even connected us with a top-notch oral surgeon to perform the jaw surgery. My son has completed the braces phase and we just went for our retainer check to make sure that his teeth remain straight. Professional, thorough, efficient, and knowledgeable describe Brodsky Orthodontics. Thank you to both Dr. Brodskys and their amazing staff for all of their help giving both of my kid's beautiful smiles!” - Jill