Invisalign Special for Spring Break!

 

The sun is shining and Spring is finally in the air! Now is a great time to schedule your Invisalign treatment-just in time for summertime smiles!

When you schedule now, and mention the promo word SpringBreak, you’ll receive a 500$ discount off your treatment.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg is a Diamond Status Invisalign provider-she completes up to 400 Invisalign cases a year! Whether you’ve had Invisalign treatment in the past, or you’re brand new to Invisalign, you’ll definitely be in the right hands with Dr. Greenberg.

Best Technology in Orthodontics

People often put off necessary orthodontic treatment because it seems like a time consuming hassle. Dr. Greenberg understands that your time is valuable, and that you don’t wish to spend hours and hours sitting in a dentist chair. That’s why she possesses some of the best equipment there is-to make your life easier!

One thing we can all agree on is that the old way of getting teeth impressions was no fun. You would open your mouth as wide as you could, and have some goopy substance shoved in there. It was extremely uncomfortable, and could even make you gag.

No more! Dr. Greenberg uses the iTero Digital Scanner to take 3D images of your teeth.  No goopy substance, no gagging, and beautiful 3D images within minutes! She simply waves a wand all around your mouth, and just like that she can see all of the bones of your teeth and jaw, and therefore design a treatment plan that will be effective and accurate. In a much shorter amount of time!

A Compassionate and Caring Orthodontist

Taking care of your health is a personal thing. Everyone has different expectations from each of their care providers, and it’s important to find the right health care specialist for you.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg believes in a holistic approach to her orthodontics practice-she takes into account the entire lifestyle of each patient, not just the state of their teeth. She understands that one size does NOT fit all, and will work closely with you to ensure that you’re getting the best you can from orthodontic treatment-from YOUR perspective.

She is warm and welcoming with a compassionate approach, but she takes your care seriously. She is a Board Certified orthodontist, and works diligently to further her training and expertise with workshops and training programs.

If you’re looking for an orthodontist friendly enough to put you at ease, yet professional enough to know you’re in good hands, then your search is over!

Schedule with the Best Orthodontist in Pasadena

Dr. Greeenberg is located in Pasadena, and she serves patients all over the San Gabriel Valley, including Altadenda. She specializes in Sleep Therapy and TMJ jaw pain, and is a Diamnod Status Invisalign Provider. She is warm and compassionate, but never settles for anything less than the best possible results for each of her patients. Schedule your appointment today, and get ready to smile big (inside and out!) when Summer arrives! Call (626) 798-7645 to have any and all of your questions answered. Dr. Greenberg and her team are excited to meet you. Don’t forget to mention the promo word SpringBreak!

 

 

 

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Best Orthodontic Technology in Pasadena

Orthodontics is so much more than metal braces on a teenager. With advances in technology, and a deeper understanding of how the body works in synergy with itself, orthodontics can be used to treat a myriad of issues other than crooked teeth.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg works passionately to improve not just the smiles, but the lifestyles of her patients. She is a Diamond Status Invisalign provider, having completed thousands of Invisalign cases in her impressive 25 year career.

She specializes in TMJ and Jaw Pain, as well as Sleep Therapy, and she credits much of her success in these specialties to the superior technology she invested in for her practice.

Here is an overview of some of Dr. Greenbergs technology, and how she uses it in her orthodontics practice for issues other than straightening teeth.

Technology for TMJ and Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) or Jaw Pain is one of those things that you don’t truly understand until you’ve experienced it yourself. It can be extremely painful, making it difficult to chew, swallow, or speak, and can decrease the quality of your life.

The i-Cat FLX, amazing imaging technology, can detect the issues that are causing your jaw pain more efficiently and accurately than older imaging technology ever could. The images are clear, precise, and extremely detailed. This makes it much easier for Dr. Greenberg to create a very specific and detailed treatment plan to eliminate your TMJ effectively, and for good.

Technology for Sleep Therapy and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition marked by difficulties with breathing during sleep, and it is often diagnosed because of excessive snoring.  Snoring is joked about in comic strips and sitcoms, but it’s actually a serious condition that can be detrimental to one’s health.

Sleep Apnea is usually caused by an obstruction in the airway, making it difficult to breathe. When this happens during sleep, the patient will stop breathing altogether momentarily, sometimes as often as hundreds of times a night!

The patient may not be aware of this happening at the time, but will feel the results in the form of fatigue, inability to concentrate, irritability, and all the other things that can happen when you don’t get a good night’s sleep.

Dr. Greenberg specializes in sleep therapy, and she uses the Fotona Laser for many of her cases. It’s a laser gentle enough to use on the soft tissues of the mouth, and she can tighten the skin in the soft palate in order to reduce that constriction of the airway. It is safe, painless, and the results can last for up to a year.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg-The Best Orthodontist in Pasadena and Altadena

When it comes to technology in the Orthodontics profession, Dr. Vickie Greenberg has raised the bar. She is constantly looking out for the cutting-edge equipment that is going to make her job easier, and her patients lives better.

Dr. Greenberg favors a holistic approach to her practice-she treats the whole patient, not just their mouths. Any sort of medical treatment is easier to undergo if you have a compassionate and sympathetic Doctor, and you’ll find no one more caring and eager to help you than Dr. Greenberg.

She serves patients all over the San Gabriel Valley, including Altadena and Pasadena. She offers free consultations, and looks forward to getting to know you. Schedule your appointment today at (626) 798-7645, and start smiling brighter tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

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Why Do Adults Need Orthodontics?

When one hears the word “orthodontics” they tend to conjure up an image of a teenager with a mouthful of metal braces. Teenagers wearing braces is still a common sight to see, but Invisalign is rapidly catching up as a sensible, convenient, and safe way to effectively straighten teeth-for adults too!

Dr. Vickie Greenberg was recently awarded the title of Diamond Status Invisalign Provider, and she successfully completes hundreds of Invisalign cases every single year for patients of all ages. If you or somebody you know is searching for the best Invisalign Doctor in the San Gabriel Valley, then you’ve come to the right place!

Adults and Orthodontics

Your teeth have a lot to do with your overall health. When your teeth are straight and your bite is even, it’s easier to keep your teeth clean and properly cared for.

As you get older your teeth start to shift around. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular visits to your dentist and orthodontist in order to stay on top of these changes and to get the treatment you need before your case becomes more complicated, and therefore more expensive to treat.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking pride in your appearance, especially as you get older. Your smile is one unbeatable way to retain a youthful appearance no matter how old you are! When your teeth are properly aligned, and your bite is even, that means your jaw is strong. When your jaw is firmly in place, it holds up your face, minimizing a slackening jaw line.

It’s not just about appearances though. As you age, it becomes increasingly important to eat the right foods and get enough sleep. A healthy smile will enable you to eat the foods you need to stay healthy, as well as facilitate a healthy airflow so that you’re getting the proper oxygen needed to sleep deeply at night.

It’s never too late to get the orthodontic treatment you need in order to make aging a little bit easier, and to do it feeling healthy and strong.

Best Technology in Orthodontics

Dr. Greenberg makes it a priority to always provide her patients with the best of care, and that means using the latest cutting-edge technology.

Dr. Greenberg uses the Fotona Laser for snoring and sleep apnea treatment. It is a safe and painless way to tighten up the tissues of the soft palate, which are often responsible for obstructing the airway, causing snoring or difficulty breathing during sleep.

The procedure is safe and painless, and the results often last for up to a year!

The Fotona Laser can also be used for teeth whitening. It is the quickest, safest, and most effective teeth whitening procedure currently on the market. It uses a unique wavelength that doesn’t heat up your teeth (causing damage) like other whitening procedures do.

When it comes to the health of your teeth, and your safety and comfort, Dr. Greenberg will only settle for the best technology and equipment.

Schedule today to meet Dr. Vickie Greenberg, the Best Orthodontist in Pasadena

If you or a loved one (of any age!) are searching for an orthodontist in the San Gabriel Valley, look no further than Dr. Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics. Dr. Greenberg is a Board Certified Orthodontist, and has been practicing orthodontics for over 25 years, She has a wonderful way with all of her patients. She believes in a holistic approach to care- she doesn’t just treat your teeth, she takes time to provide care for your overall health and well-being.

Located in Altadena, Dr. Greenberg serves patients from Altadena, Pasadena, and all of the surrounding communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Call us today at (626) 798-7645. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Invisalign Orthodontist in Pasadena

When it comes to the health of your smile you want the best care possible. Dr. Vickie Greenberg has over 25 years of experience, and she was recently awarded Diamond Status as an Invisalign provider. Her vast experience alongside her passion for her work are what establish her as the best orthodontist in Pasadena.

San Gabriel Valleys Top Invisalign Doctor

When it comes to Invisalign aligners, there’s no one better qualified to treat you than Dr. Vickie Greenberg. In 2018 she was established as a Diamond Status Invisalign Provider, which means she successfully completes at least 400 Invisalign cases a year!

Dr. Greenberg works with Invisalign patients of all ages. She was a pioneer in Phase One Invisalign treatment for kids, and she also works with professional adults looking to enhance their smiles and dental health without the appearance of chunky metal braces.

More and more teens are embracing Invisalign as a treatment option, as teenagers tend to perform better with Invisalign than their parents expect. Compliance is important with Invisalign, so making sure to wear them for up to 23 hours a day is imperative to the success of treatment.

Dr. Greenberg is dedicated to making sure that every single one of her Invisalign cases is successful, no matter what the age of the patient, or what their reasons are for undergoing treatment.

A Holistic Approach to Orthodontics

The truly distinctive thing that sets Dr. Greenberg apart from other orthodontists is her holistic approach to treatment. She understands that each of her patients presents with a unique perspective regarding their treatment, and she uses compassion and empathy to determine the best course of action on an individual basis.

Not everyone has the same reasons for seeking out orthodontic care-it’s important to Dr. Greenberg to understand what each of her patients hopes to gain from their treatment. Some people may be looking for a smile that shines a little brighter, while others are hoping to resolve their health issues surrounding snoring and sleep apnea.

A specialty and passion of Dr. Greenbergs is the treatment of TMJ and Jaw Pain. No one should have to live in pain, and she fervently attempts to treat TMJ without the use of surgery or other invasive techniques. In fact, she is known for taking on and succeeding in the challenging cases that other orthodontists insist are only treatable with surgery.

Top Rated Board Certified Orthodontist

Becoming a Board Certified Orthodontist is a tough task that takes years to complete. It is an intense program, and it’s the only certifying board recognized by the Council of Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association for the specialty of orthodontics.

Not all dentists are orthodontists, but every orthodontist has been through dental school. After completing their graduate program to receive their Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM), orthodontists go on to continue their education for up to 3 years in order to train in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

A Board Certified orthodontist has successfully completed their residency, an extremely challenging and competitive program, and has shown their dedication to providing top notch superior care in the field of orthodontics.

Schedule a Free Consultation with the Best Orthodontist in the San Gabriel Valley

If you or a loved one is in need of orthodontic care, from a caring and compassionate orthodontist with your hopes and goals close to her heart, schedule an appointment  with Dr. Greenberg today at (626) 798-7645. She serves patients all over the San Gabriel Valley, from Pasadena to Altadena, and all of the surrounding communities. Don’t wait another day to get the beautiful healthy smile that you deserve!

 

 

 

 

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Orthodontics and Sleep Therapy

Quality sleep is one of the most important aspects to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Without proper sleep our bodies will eventually begin to turn on us. Sleep is vital not just for your physical health, but your mental health as well.

That’s why Dr. Vickie Greenberg has dedicated much of her time and resources on integrating Sleep Therapy into her Orthodontics practice. She has made great strides in treating Sleep Apnea and Snoring without the use of surgical procedures.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, or you’re having difficulties with snoring or restless sleep, read on to learn more about Dr. Greenbergs Orthodontic and Holistic approach to Sleep Therapy.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is often marked by excessive snoring during the night. This type of snoring is very disruptive to sleep-often it will wake up the sufferer hundreds of times a night! The snorer isn’t always aware that this is occurring, but will feel the effects in the form of extreme fatigue, irritability, and difficulties with focusing during the day.

There are lifestyle changes that can be made to help alleviate Sleep Apnea, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or cutting back on alcoholic beverages.

More often than not however, further treatment is necessary, and that’s where Dr. Greenberg comes in. She integrates the use of cutting-edge technology with a holistic approach to each of her patient’s whole lifestyle to treat sleep apnea and snoring without the use of invasive and dangerous surgery.

Using Technology for Sleep Therapy

One of the tools Dr. Greenberg uses for Sleep Apnea is the Fotona Laser. The laser is gentle enough to use on the tissues of the mouth, but still strong enough to achieve notable improvements in patients undergoing the treatment for sleep apnea.

The Fotona Laser works for sleep apnea by gently tightening up the tissues in the soft palate, creating more space in the patients airway so that there is less obstruction in the way. In this way, the patient can breathe easier in their sleep, and the symptoms of sleep apnea will begin to diminish.

This procedure is safe, pain free, and there is no recovery time. Most people go straight back to work, and often report feeling an improvement in their sleep right away!

A Holistic Approach to Sleep Therapy

Dr. Greenberg believes that “less is best” when it comes to orthodontic care. She has successfully treated countless patients without surgery after having been told by previous specialists that surgery was necessary.

Dr. Greenberg understands that she is not just treating the mouths of her patients, but their overall health and well-being. She understands that her patients lead busy lives, and don’t want to spend any more time than absolutely necessary sitting in a dental chair.

Her approach is warm and welcoming, and she treats patients of all ages in the Pasadena and Altadena communities. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, and you’re looking for compassionate yet expert care from someone who understands the importance of good sleep, give our office a call today. Don’t go another week without the healthy, restful sleep that you deserve!

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Vickie Greenberg-Diamond Status Invisalign Provider

Dr. Vickie Greenberg is considered the best orthodontist in the Pasadena area. She treats patients from all over the San Gabriel Valley, and uses the best technology and equipment to provide her patients with superior care. She recently achieved Diamond Status as an Invisalign provider- a huge achievement, and a testament to her dedication to her patients and practicing orthodontics.

If you’re looking for orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, Dr. Vickie Greenberg in Pasadena has over 25 years of experience, and treats her patients with compassion and expertise.

A Holistic Approach to Orthodontics

Dr. Greenberg believes that “less is best” when it comes to complex cases in orthodontic care. She avoids surgery whenever possible. In fact, she has successfully treated countless patients without surgery after being told by other orthodontists that surgery was necessary.

A holistic approach is used to carefully evaluate each patient’s case. Everyone has different needs and expectations regarding their health care, and Dr. Greenberg appreciates and values this. She understands the need to take into account each person’s entire lifestyle and what they hope to gain from orthodontic treatment-not just the state of their teeth.

Cutting Edge Technology

Dr. Greenberg recently acquired the i-Cat FLX, imaging technology for her practice which produces 3D images of the entire facial structure, from the outside in. She can use it to accurately diagnose the cause of any issues a patient may be having, from TMJ and jaw pain to sleep apnea and snoring.

What makes this equipment especially useful is the access it provides the patients. The imagess come up almost immediately, and Dr. Greenberg can show you what’s going on in the structures of your face and jaw, you don’t have to simply take her word for it.

The Fotona Laser is another piece of equipment that sets Dr. Greenberg apart from the rest. This laser is streamlined technology that provides better patient care with little to no discomfort, faster healing times, and more accurate results. It’s used for several purposes-teeth whitening, accelerated orthodontics, and even sleep apnea treatment.

Orthodontics is Not Just for Teeth

When one thinks of orthodontics there’s a tendency to picture crooked teeth and braces. This is definitely true, but Dr. Greenbergs practice covers so much more than that.

Excessive snoring or sleep apnea can affect not only your sleeping patterns, but your entire life. Good sleep is instrumental in a healthy lifestyle, and Dr. Greenberg specializes in non-invasive techniques for treating sleep apnea.

TMJ and jaw pain are another specialty of Dr. Greenbergs. She understands that living in pain is no way to live at all, and has focused much of her time training in dentofacial orthodontics which is used used to adjust misaligned jaws and poorly positioned bites, often the cause of TMJ symptoms.

If you’re suffering from sleep apnea or TMJ, and you want to avoid surgery or other invasive techniques to treat your condition, then Dr. Greenberg may be the right orthodontist for you.

If you’re in need of Invisalign treatment or braces, or you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or TMJ, call our office today. We treat patients of all ages with compassion and respect to each individual’s particular lifestyle and hopes for treatment. Don’t put it off any longer! We serve patients all over the San Gabriel Valley, from Altadena to Pasadena, and the surrounding communities. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

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The i-Cat FLX-Superior Imaging Equipment

One of the things that sets Dr. Vickie Greenberg apart from other Orthodontists is her superior technology. Dr. Geenberg specializes in non-invasive orthodontic techniques to treat everything from TMJ to Sleep Apnea, and the best technology makes that simpler and easier.

Her latest acquisition is the i-Cat FLX. It’s cutting-edge technology that helps to evaluate and diagnose even the most complicated cases with speed and efficiency. Read on to learn more about how this technology makes life easier for Dr. Greenberg’s patients!

Airway Orthodontics and The i-Cat FLX

Airway orthodontics is a subfield of orthodontic treatment that helps to improve the overall health of each patient, of any age group. It focuses on the body’s oxygen intake in connection with the structure of the facial structure, including the mouth, jaws, and teeth-hence the name, Airway Orthodontics.

The i-Cat FLX is imaging technology that produces 3D pictures of the entire mouth structure. Dr. Greenberg can see what’s going on behind the scenes in your mouth-from your teeth down to the structure of your jaw.

What’s really great about this technology is it makes it easier for you to see and understand what’s happening, during your initial exam up until the final day of treatment. You don’t have to just take your orthodontists word for it anymore!

Sleep Apnea and The i-Cat FLX

Sleep Apnea is commonly detected as a snoring problem. Problems with heavy snoring go far beyond keeping your partner up at night-although that can definitely be a problem! Snoring can affect your entire lifestyle. When you snore heavily, you’re not getting sufficient oxygen for restful productive sleep, which can lead to fatigue, lack of focus, and moodiness.

The i-Cat FLX can project images of not only your teeth and jaw, but your nasal passages all the way down to your throat. This advantage makes it easier to diagnose and treat Sleep Apnea more quickly and efficiently than ever before.

TMJ and The i-Cat FLX

TMJ, or Jaw Pain, is one of those things you don’t really understand until you’ve suffered through it yourself. TMJ can be a hindrance at best, and almost debilitating at its worst. It can hinder your ability to eat, and the pain can be distracting and make life difficult to manage.

TMJ and Jaw Pain can be caused by countless factors, and the i-Cat FLX can detect these issues more efficiently and accurately than other imaging technology. The images are clear, precise and detailed, making it easier for Dr. Greenberg to create a specific treatment plan for your TMJ, sometimes instantly!

If you’re in need of Airway Orthodontics, then Dr. Vickie Greenberg is the care provider you’ve been looking for! She has over 25 years of experience in the orthodontic field, and she favors a holistic approach in her practice-she treats the whole patient, not just their mouths. She is compassionate, caring, and approachable-but her expertise and professionalism is second to none.

Dr. Greenberg is considered one of the best orthodontists in the San Gabriel Valley. She treats patients of all ages and no case is too complicated. Give us a call today, and let’s get you on the road to optimum orthodontic health!

 

 

 

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Choosing the Best Orthodontist for You

Choosing the right orthodontist can be a tough decision. You’ll be working intimately with your orthodontist, and you want someone with the proper credentials and experience, as well as the ability to make you feel comfortable, safe, and confident in your treatment.

Doctor Vicki Greenberg has an invaluable 25+ years of experience, she is board certified, and perhaps most importantly she is compassionate, confident, and approachable. She is considered the Top Orthodontist in the San Gabriel Valley.

Board Certified Orthodontist

Becoming a Board Certified Orthodontist is not an easy task. It’s an intense program that takes years. The American Board of Orthodontics is the only certifying board recognized by the Council of Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association for the specialty of orthodontics.

An orthodontist is a dentist who has gone beyond their completion of a graduate program to receive their Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) to continue their education for 2-3 more years training specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Becoming Board Certified is the final step in a dedicated and competitive residency program to providing top notch superior care for orthodontic patients.

Top Invisalign Provider

Dr. Greenberg is the #1 ranked Invisalign Provider in the Pasadena area. She has the ranking of “Platinum Plus” as a result of her incredibly extensive experience in providing Invisalign treatment.

Dr.Greenberg was one of the first orthodontists to truly embrace Invisalign as a standard procedure in her practice. She specializes in non-extraction, non-surgical care, and Invisalign is one of her most valuable resources in doing so.

Pasadena dentists refer their most complicated orthodontic cases to Dr. Greenberg, as she has proven time and again that she can effectively recreate the smiles of just about anyone, no matter how complicated their cases may be.

Dr. Greenberg values her patients experience over everything, and she uses some of the best equipment and technology there is to provide superior care. The iTero digital scanner is technology used to create 3D images of your teeth and jaw in mere minutes.

If you have memories of that goopy gag-inducing substance used to create molds, put them behind you. You won’t have that experience in Dr. Vickie Greenberg’s office!

Whole Patient Care

Dr. Greenberg believes in treating the whole patient-not just their teeth. A healthy smile is much more valuable than the pretty pictures they provide. Straight teeth help to ensure a healthier lifestyle by facilitating the means to a healthy diet and proper breathing.

Dr. Greenberg has been using orthodontics to address sleep apnea and snoring for years. Disruptions of sleep as the result or snoring or sleep apnea are often caused by orthodontics issues, and she provides advanced sleep therapy to her patients, as well as diligent follow-up care. Her treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical.  She treats not just your teeth, but your overall health and well-being.

Patients of Doctor Vicki Greenberg discover they have a partner for life who is passionate about delivering outstanding results, and will be a trusted advocate for your healthy smile for life. She strongly believes a sparkling smile will not only enhance your appearance today, but establish a foundation for strong oral health for your lifetime.

Call Dr. Vick Greenberg today to begin your transformation!

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How Malocclusion (Overbite) Can Affect Your Whole Body

Malocclusion, or more commonly referred to as an Overbite is the faulty contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed. Malocclusion can be viewed as crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth. It may affect a person’s appearance, speech, sleep and ability to eat. Malocclusions are most often inherited, but may be acquired with age or trauma.

What Causes Malocclusion? Is There Treatment?

Inherited conditions include too many or too few teeth, too much or too little space between teeth, irregular mouth and jaw size and shape, and atypical formations of the jaws and face, such as a cleft palate.

Malocclusions are sometimes symptom-less, but they can potentially cause pain from increased stress on the oral structures and entire body. Malocclusion may be remedied by orthodontic treatment; orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that manages the growth and correction of dental and facial structures.

The Effects of Malocclusion on Your Body

Chiropractic care is a form of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine.

Can a bad bite actually have a ripple effect across the entire body? Pasadena, CA orthodontist Dr. Vickie Greenberg says “YES!”

Dr. Greenberg shares the chiropractic view that the body is a neuromusculoskeletal kinematic chain. Posture has been found to have an effect on dental occlusion and vice versa. This is why Dr. Greenberg feels we can,

“Treat the bite to help the posture, and treat the posture to help the bite”.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg has been treating malocclusion for over 25 years and has been astounded at the positive outcomes her patients feel throughout their body when their bad bite is disrupted and resets correctly. Some patients write rave reviews that even after just 2 weeks their whole body feels better. Dr. Greenberg has a full tool chest to help her patients with malocclusion. Depending on the patient she will utilize dentofacial orthopedics for correcting the bite, Invisalign and braces for moving teeth, plus medical lasers for tissue bio stimulation.

Dr. Greenberg is happy to provide complimentary consultations and will use her ‘iCat FLX 3-D Cone Beam’ technology to provide a laser sharp diagnosis. It’s good for chiropractors to remember that living life with a bad bite is similar to walking around with a bad hip. We overcompensate for the weak side, and the spine reacts to carry the imbalanced load.

Some of the whole-body symptoms of malocclusion are trouble sleeping, ringing ears, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, sinuses plugged, and pain when eating. It’s extremely common for these patients to complain of neck ache and back ache.

Dr. Greenberg welcomes patients from around the world who travel to see her for expert care in Sleep Therapy, Sleep Apnea Treatment and TMJ Jaw Pain. Dr. Greenberg values referrals from Dentists, Doctors and Chiropractors for her to treat the entire patient and care deeply about holistic body wellness.

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Using Orthodontics to treat TMJ or Jaw Pain

Jaw pain is the worst. It’s one of those things that you can’t truly understand until you’ve been through it. When your jaw is injured or damaged it makes things that you normally take for granted painful. Swallowing, chewing, even talking or taking a deep breath can be painful.

If you are suffering from jaw pain or TMJ, please call our office today. We use non-surgicaloptions for treating jaw pain, and we are here to help you.

What Causes Jaw Pain or TMJ?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints. These are the joints on either side of your head that make it possible for you to open and close your mouth. They come into action whenever you speak, chew, or swallow. They also control your lower jaw (mandible) as they move forward, backwards, and side to side.  These joints consist of not just your jaw bone, but muscles and ligaments as well.

Any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from working properly may result in a painful TMJ disorder most often described simply as Jaw Pain.

The most common causes of TMJ or Jaw Pain are dislocation, problems with the alignment of the teeth and jaw, stress resulting in teeth grinding, arthritis or injury. The resulting pain can be awful, almost debilitating.

There are treatment options available however, so if jaw pain or TMJ is hindering your lifestyle don’t despair.

How Does Dr. Vickie Greenberg Treat Jaw Pain or TMJ?

The most important thing to do before attempting to treat TMJ is to arrive at a proper diagnosis. Dr. Greenberg believes in the “less is best” approach to treatment, with the understanding that each patient is different and presents with their own unique set of symptoms and lifestyle.

This approach focuses on behavioral modifications such as eating softer foods, not chewing gum, and avoiding biting your nails. Since stress can be a factor, keeping aware of your stress levels and how you’re clenching your jaw is important as well. Using heat packs to alleviate the pain, and relaxation techniques to combat the tension in your jaw can be very helpful.

However, many cases of TMJ or jaw pain are much more severe, and require more intensive treatment. These cases may require fixing a jaw bite that is misaligned, or repositioning teeth that are causing an uneven bite. Dentofacial orthodontic devices may be recommended for treatment if it is deemed appropriate.

Dr. Greenberg believes firmly in treating the whole patient and not just their mouths. She understands that each case is different, and that every patient comes in with their own unique set of difficulties and hopes for treatment.

If you are struggling with jaw pain or TMJ, please don’t suffer another day! Dr. Vickie Greenberg uses her 20 years of experience, her compassion and empathy, and her every increasing expertise to diagnose each and every single one of her patients, and to design the best possible treatment plan. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation and get you back to being ashealthy and pain-free as possible!

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