Invisalign for Men

There are a lot of advertisements out there for Invisalign®. Most people have come across the clear aligners that help to straighten teeth. Those ads are often aimed towards teenagers, but the truth is adults can benefit from Invisalign aligners too-women and men.

Read on to learn about Invisalign, and if they may be right for you or the man in your life!

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Perhaps you had braces as a kid or teenager, but you never wore your retainer and your teeth have shifted around a little bit. Or maybe you did wear your retainer and your teeth shifted anyway. Or maybe you’re an adult who has never received orthodontic care, and you feel like it’s too late now.

It’s not! As you age, your teeth change. The structure of your jaw may relax, causing your teeth to change positions. Your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you when you smile, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to put your best face forward at all times.

More adults than ever are seeking out orthodontic care. One reason for that is the arrival of Invisalign, a discreet way to straighten your teeth. For men in the professional world, not wishing to show up for a business meeting with shiny metal braces for all to see, Invisalign is the perfect solution for undergoing orthodontic care.

How Invisalign Works

When you have an overbite, or malocclusion, it affects more than your smile. There can be health issues as well. A straight and even bite ensures that you’re chewing properly, and not causing damage to your teeth while doing so. Straight teeth go beyond your appearance- they contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

If you have a malocclusion that is mild to moderate, and you hope for your treatment to be unobtrusive and subtle, then Invisalign may be perfect for you.

Invisalign treatment consists of clear aligners that are specially designed to fit perfectly over your teeth. They slowly move your teeth into their desirable positions. As one set of aligners finishes their job, a new set of aligners will be prescribed. You can often arrange for your aligners to be shipped, so that you can complete your treatment with fewer trips to the orthodontist.

In this way you can undergo orthodontic treatment without intrusive metal braces, and countless trips to the orthodontics. They are streamlined to fit your lifestyle, so that you can complete treatment with minimal hassle and interruptions.

Schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today

Dr. Vickie Greenberg is a professional herself. She travels frequently to seminars and education groups in order to further her experience and expertise. She understands how important it is to portray a professional and healthy demeanor at all times in a professional setting.

She also embraces a holistic approach in her practice. She believes in treating the whole patient, and not just their teeth. Everyone has a different set of standards, and different reasons for seeking out treatment. For some people it’s about their health, for other’s it’s about their appearance. Regardless of your specific goals for undergoing orthodontic care, Dr. Greenberg will go out of her way to make sure that you get the care you deserve, and the results you desire.

Don’t wait another day to get the smile you deserve! Located in Pasadena, Dr. Greenberg treats patients from Altadena, and all of the surrounding communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Call (626) 798-7645 and schedule your appointment today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Invisalign for Teens

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign aligners consist of clear plastic trays that are designed to fit perfectly over your teeth. As your teeth shift into place, you replace the aligners with new ones until your treatment is complete. The shift happens gradually, and you can often arrange to have your aligners mailed to you so that you don’t have to make a lot of appointments with the orthodontist.

Unlike metal braces, Invisalign doesn’t come with a lot of hardware. There are no elastic bands to replace, and there aren’t any brackets to break or damage.

It is important to wear your aligners as prescribed, which can be up to 22 hours a day. They may be removed in order to eat and clean your teeth. Teenagers like the fact that they are virtually invisible, especially in these times of Social Media and Selfie culture.

Is Invisalign Right for My Teen?

Compliance is extremely important with Invisalign. They have to be worn in order to work, and for some teens the temptation to leave them out after eating or brushing can be strong.

Most teenagers perform really well with Invisalign though. Parents are often pleasantly surprised at their kids ability to remember to put them back in, and to keep track of them when they’re out.

If your teens case is mild to moderate, Invisalign might be right for them. For more severe cases of misaligned teeth braces might be necessary.

Schedule With Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today

Dr. Greenberg is a Diamond Status Invisalign provider. She has been an orthodontist for over 25 years and works with patients of all ages, from kids to adults. She favors a holistic approach to orthodontics-she understands that each patient is more than just a set of teeth to deal with. She takes into account your whole lifestyle, and your personal goals for undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Located in Altadena she serves patients from Pasadena and all over the San Gabriel Valley. She offers free consultations and can be reached at (626) 798-7645. Don’t wait until the end of summer to start your teens orthodontic treatment, get a head start and reach out today!

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Dr. Vickie Greenberg-Specialist in Airway Orthodontics for Better Sleep

Dr. Vicki Greenberg favors a holistic approach to her orthodontics practice. She firmly believes in treating the whole patient-not just their teeth. A person is made up of much more than just the sum of their parts, and she works tirelessly to improve not only the smiles of her patients, but their entire lifestyles.

Airway Orthodontics is an aspect of orthodontics that is directly in tune with Dr. Greenbergs philosophy of practice. If you have trouble sleeping, and none of your treatment options have worked so far, Airway Orthodontics may be right for you.

What is Airway Orthodontics?

Airway Orthodontics is the practice of using orthodontic techniques in order to correct difficulties in breathing. Breathing easily and fully without difficulty is one of the most basic human functions that we take for granted-until we can’t do it properly.

Airway Orthodontics embraces the concept of non-extraction and non-invasive techniques. There are ways to improve the function of your mouth and airway without complicated surgeries or tooth extractions.

The central idea of airway orthodontics is that a properly functioning airway will contribute to an overall sense of wellness for the patient. When your jaw is out of alignment, air can’t flow properly. This may create difficulty in sleeping, snoring, headaches, and a myriad of other issues.

When your airflow is effective, you’re breathing better. You’ll sleep better, and wake up more rested and focused. For children especially, proper airflow during sleep is crucial. The brain is still developing and sufficient oxygen is imperative.

Two-Phase Treatment for Kids

Two-phase treatment is employed to ensure that the patient has proper face, jaw, and airway development. With proper treatment the patient can be set for life with a stable and functioning jaw, and therefore properly flowing airway.

The first phase for children is to develop the jaw size so that it can accommodate all of their future teeth. Too often children and adults have to suffer extractions later in the game because their jaws simply don’t have the space for them. Dr. Greenberg tries to avoid extractions whenever possible.

Using our iTero digital simulator, we can develop a plan for child to receive the proper treatment so that extractions and surgery can be avoided in the future. We make sure that there is room for all of the growing teeth in the mouth before they erupt.

The second phase of treatment occurs after all of the teeth have erupted. This phase involves making sure that each tooth is in the proper position in the mouth in alignment with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. This is where braces or Invisalign might come into play.

Overall Health and Wellness with Vicki Greenberg

Dr. Greenberg believes that the early detection of potential problems is a key to lifelong functionality of the mouth and jaw. With that functionality comes the ability to breathe easily, and therefore sleep and feel better.

She has great compassion and interest in every one of her patients, and she designs treatment plans to work for each individual. She has the latest technology in her office, and is constantly working to further her education and expertise.

Orthodontics isn’t just about having an even set of teeth for class pictures. It’s a method of treatment that can help to improve just about every aspect of your life. Breathing and sleeping are affected by the way your mouth and jaw are designed.

Let Dr. Vickie Greenberg design you the best possible mouth and jaw! Make an appointment today at (626) 798-7645,and prepare for a healthier happier tomorrow. We serve patients all over the San Gabriel area, from Altadena and Pasadena and all of its surrounding communities.

 

 

 

 

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Summertime Invisalign for Your Teen

Summer is here and school is out! It’s a busy time for orthodontists, since families typically have more free time to juggle appointments and medical services.

Summer is a great time to get your teens started in Orthodontic care, not only because you have time now, but because it gives your child time to adjust to wearing orthodontic equipment before returning to school.

Read on to learn more about Invisalign, and if it may be right for your teen.

What is Invisalign?

Back in the day, metal braces were the first treatment option for misaligned teeth, and until fairly recently, the only option. Now we can offer different types of braces, including Invisalign® Clear Aligners.

Invisalign works best for mild to moderate misalignment cases. If your teen has a more severe case, metal braces may be a better option. Your orthodontist will do a careful analysis of your childs case before determining a treatment plan.

Invisalign consists of clear plastic aligners that are specially designed to fit perfectly over your child’s teeth. They slowly shift the teeth into their desirable positions. As one set of aligners finishes their job, a new set of aligners will arrive to replace them. Often you can arrange for the aligners to be shipped to you, minimizing your trips to the office.

Is Invisalign Right for My Teen?

Quite often parents are pleasantly surprised with their teens performance with this treatment option. Compliance is really important with Invisalign-they only work when you wear them!

They can be taken out for the purpose of eating and cleaning your teeth, but must be replaced as soon as possible. They should be worn for up to 22 hours a day in order to work effectively.

If your teenager is fairly well disciplined, this shouldn’t be a problem. Many parents report being surprised and pleased with their kids compliance. In the age of selfies and social media, the threat of replacing them with chunky metal braces often does the trick!

For more severe cases of malocclusion, Invisalign might not be appropriate. You and your orthodontist can determine what treatment is best for your teen.

Schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today!

Dr. Vickie Greenberg has been practicing orthodontics for over 25 years, and is a Diamond Status Invisalign Provider. She has a warm and welcoming demeanor that puts the most anxious of patients instantly at ease.

Dr. Greenberg favors a holistic approach to her practice-she takes into account your entire lifestyle and desired outcomes for treatment, not just the state of your teeth.

She also avoids surgery whenever possible, believing that even the most severe cases of orthodontic needs can be treated with non-invasive techniques.

Cutting-edge technology is another reason to visit Dr. Greenberg. Gone are the days of icky, gag inducing impressions. She uses the i-CAT FLX imaging equipment, making diagnosing even really tricky cases a breeze.

Located in Altadena, patients come from Pasadena and all over the Los Angeles area to visit Dr. Greenberg. Make an appointment today at (626) 798-7645, and get your teen started on Invisalign before summer’s over!

 

 

 

 

 

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Can Kids get Invisalign?

It’s a great time to be an orthodontist. Technology is improving so rapidly that it’s almost hard to keep up!

Dr. Greenberg is passionate about her career and she loves working with kids. That’s why she’s on the forefront of integrating Phase One Invisalign treatment for kids into her practice.

If your child is in need of orthodontics, and you dread the thought of braces, read on to learn more about Invisalign for kids!

Invisalign for Kids and Pre-Teens

Metal braces can be a pain. They’re a great for some though, and for decades they were the dominant force in orthodontic treatment for kids.

Technology is improving and Invisalign aligners are becoming more common. For years they’ve been geared towards adults and teens because they are practically invisible, and less embarrassing and tedious to wear as a working professional.

They have other qualities that benefit not just adults, but anyone who wears them. That’s why it’s so exciting that they’re becoming accessible and sensible for kids to wear as well.

Braces require a lot of maintenance for the wearer, such as keeping them clean and making sure the elastics are kept on. And let’s face it- kids aren’t the best at compliance!

Invisalign aligners don’t require as much cleaning, since you can take them out for eating and brushing your teeth. And they consist of less hardware, so there is less likelihood of breakages that require emergency trips to the orthodontist.

There are no food restrictions with Invisalign, another thing that younger patients have a hard time adjusting to, and the invasiveness of Invisalign in the mouth is very minimal compared to braces. Overall, Invisalign aligners are more streamlined and less tedious than braces for many people, especially kids.

Pioneering Phase One Invisalign

Dr. Greenberg has been a huge proponent of Invisalign for over a decade. She holds the impressive Diamond Status title as an Invisalign provider, and has completed hundreds of successful Invisalign cases in her career. It makes sense that she would be one of the first doctors to successfully integrate kids cases into her Invisalign practice.

Dr. Greenberg firmly believes that early evaluations for kids are imperative in order to avoid long term problems. “It is best for your kids to be evaluated around 7-8 years old before the permanent teeth are established”.

Early detection of potential problems can eliminate more complicated (and costly!) procedures in the future. The advent of Invisalign for kids is a fantastic new opportunity for families to receive better, easier, less invasive orthodontic treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Dr. Greenberg has a holistic approach to orthodontics. She believes in treating the whole patient, not just their mouths. Every patient is different, and has different needs and expectations.  For many patients, that means respecting and understanding that families lead hectic lives.

If you’re a family with more than one member undergoing orthodontic treatment, look no further! Dr. Greenberg and her office work tirelessly to ensure that the whole family can get their appointments in at the same time. There’s enough juggling to be done without having to orchestrate various trips to the orthodontist for various patients.

Dr. Greenberg serves patients all over the San Gabriel Valley, from Altadena and Pasadena and all the surrounding communities. If your kid is ready for orthodontic treatment, give us a call today-we truly look forward to working with you!

 

 

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The Fotona Laser-A Non-Surgical Approach to Orthodontics

A wonderful thing about being an Orthodontist is getting to use all of the latest and best technological advances!

Surgery is scary for many, and it’s great being able to offer my patients the opportunity to fix orthodontic problems without the using surgery. Fear of surgery prevents many people from receiving the care they need to ensure their oral health. By offering non-invasive Fotona laser treatments, we can avoid surgery and improve the quality of our patient’s lives.

Fotona NightLase for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition which causes the sufferer to struggle with breathing during sleep. It can wake you up several hundred times a night without you even being aware of it. But your partner probably is- because most notably it causes snoring. This can be disruptive to the snorer and their partners.

There are treatment options available for sleep apnea. The CPAP machine is the most well-known treatment. It is apparatus that connects a breathing machine, through tubes, into the airway of the patient. It forces air into the lungs, which diminishes the sleep disruptions.

The machines can be loud and cumbersome though, not to mention expensive. People often have trouble falling asleep while being hooked up to it.

Other options include custom made mouth guards, or surgery. The mouth guards can also hinder sleep, and people try to avoid invasive surgery, which can involve bleeding and scarring.

It is very exciting to offer the Fotana NightLase to my patients. It is a non-invasive option that can last for up to a year. The procedure is simple and effective, but still very gentle on the patient’s mouth.

The Fotona laser works by applying lasers to the soft tissues of the palate. This contracts the collagen, making for a firmer palate and therefore less obstruction in the airway.

The procedure is done 3 times over the course of six weeks. The affects last for up to a year, and the treatment can be repeated. It is safe, gentle, and highly effective. Best of all, it involves no invasive surgery, chemicals, or annoying breathing machines.

Fotona Laser for Tooth Whitening

Another exciting aspect of the Fotona laser is its ability to aid in tooth whitening procedures. It is the quickest, gentlest, and least invasive of teeth whitening options currently available.

It uses a unique wavelength (Er:YAG) that has a high absorption rate in water. This means the gel used for whitening your teeth does not heat up enough to cause damage to your tooth or the pulp.

It is extremely effective, minimally invasive, and causes no damage to your teeth or the pulp of your teeth.

Cutting Edge Technology in our Office

We pride ourselves for being able to offer our patients non-invasive and painless treatment options for their orthodontic needs. We know that any surgery can be scary and painful, and many people avoid it altogether.

You deserve to have a healthy and functional mouth and smile! If you’re suffering with Sleep Apnea and snoring, and are hesitant to purchase a CPAP machine, or simply want a brighter whiter smile without any damage to your teeth, make an appointment with our office today!

We offer free consultations to our first time patients. Call and schedule today at (626) 798-7645. I am Board Certified and have over 25 years of experience. My number one priority is providing successful treatments, with the maximum level of comfort possible to all of my patients. Our office is located in Altadena, and we serve patients from Pasadena and all over the San Gabriel Valley.

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Treating TMJ Jaw Pain-Without Surgery

There is nothing quite so debilitating as chronic pain, and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) and Jaw Pain can be detrimental to your health and well-being. When it hurts to chew, or speak, or even swallow, the pain can be depressing and debilitating.

It’s difficult to say exactly how many people experience TMJ pain, but some have estimated that up to 10 Million Americans suffer from this condition. It seems that more women than men experience TMJ pain.

Dr. Vicki Greenberg effectively treats TMJ jaw pain using non-surgical and non-invasive techniques. If you’re suffering from TMJ or pain in your jaw, read on to learn more about treatment for yourself or a loved one.

What Causes TMJ Jaw Pain?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. There is a joint on each side of your jaw. Disorders in the TMJ cause pain and discomfort in the muscles and tissues surrounding that joint. This is what people are referring to when they complain of TMJ.

Several factors can contribute to TMJ pain. Injuries to your teeth or jaw are the most obvious causes of TMJ pain.

Often TMJ is caused by subtler factors, such as grinding your teeth. Misaligned teeth can contribute to TMJ, and so can excessive gum-chewing, poor posture, stress, and arthritis.

Regardless of the cause, TMJ pain can become debilitating and unbearable. There are options for treating TMJ that don’t include invasive surgery.

Complications of Surgery for TMJ and Jaw Pain

Surgery of any kind is a risk, with the potential for complications and further damage to your body becoming more extreme depending on the nature of the surgery. Dr. Greenberg prefers to avoid surgery whenever possible.

Internal bleeding of the maxillary artery may be a concern with TMJ surgery. Diligent monitoring of the neurovascular system during surgery doesn’t always guarantee that complications won’t arise. In severe and complicated cases, the TMJ nerve may become permanently damaged as the result of surgery.

Although infection is the rarest complication of TMJ surgery, it is undoubtedly the most dangerous. Infections occur in a mere 2% of these types of surgeries, but the repercussions can be lethal for a patient.

Non-Surgical Treatment for TMJ and Jaw Pain

Dr. Greenberg has evaluated many patients for jaw pain, and has had great success with gentle and conservative treatments. She firmly believes in treating the “whole patient”, and not just the specific problem. For many people surgery should be avoided. Dr. Greenberg never turns to surgery as a first resort, and attempts to treat many ailments non-invasively.

Dr. Greenberg uses advanced technologies for all of her procedures, and she has had great success using the Fotona Laser to treat pain in TMJ cases.

Dr. Greenberg is adept at creating non-invasive orthodontic devices to treat structural causes of TMJ pain.

If you or a loved one is suffering from jaw pain or TMJ, and are trying to avoid surgery or other invasive treatment options, give our office a call today. Dr. Vickie Greenberg is compassionate, genuinely cares about her patients and their lifestyles, and will use her 25 successful years of experience to get you out of pain, and into a long-lasting and healthy smile! Call today at (626) 798-7645, and start living free of pain!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pasadena’s Leading Sleep Therapy Specialist Dr. Vickie Greenberg

Pasadena Orthodontist Dr. Vickie Greenberg, specializes in TMJ Jaw Pain and Sleep Therapy. Issues with sleeping can be catalyst for a diminished healthy lifestyle, and that is why she has made sleep therapy a focal point of her orthodontics practice.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a condition which causes difficulties in breathing during sleep. The sufferer can wake up several times during the night, sometimes 30 times an hour without being aware of it, and the condition is often accompanied by snoring.

Sleep Apnea can be detrimental to your health. The patient isn’t often aware of these sleep disruptions, as they happen so quickly. These disruptions become more obvious the next day, since they lead to drowsiness, irritability, difficulties with concentrating, and other life interruptions caused by constant fatigue.

Waking up several hundred times a night, even if you’re unaware of it, can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can lead to more serious consequences, such as heart attack or stroke.

It’s unhealthy to have your breathing interrupted like this. Snoring can be difficult for a relationship, and the repercussions can cause many undesirable consequences to your lifestyle and health. Fortunately there are a number of treatment options available for Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg prefers to look at the big picture in her Sleep Apnea cases. As with any health problem, every case is different.  She believes that different treatments work for different people, and is excited about some new options available, like the Fotona Laser.

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

The most commonly known treatment option for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine. It is a mask and apparatus that you wear while you sleep. It works by increasing the air pressure in your throat so that the airway doesn’t collapse upon exhaling, which is what causes the snoring.

CPAP machines can be quite effective for snoring and sleep apnea. Some people find the apparatus cumbersome and noisy, and it may difficult to fall asleep with the mask and machine attached. For light sleepers, this solution may not be a solution at all, but more of a hindrance. They can be very effective for those who can adjust to them however.

Another treatment option is a fitted mouthpiece, also to be worn during sleep. They work by repositioning the jaw or tongue so that the airway is not obstructed. These can be effective also. They may be more desirable than the cumbersome mask and tube and machine that a CPAP consists of, and may be sufficient for many cases.

A newer approach to treating Sleep Apnea is the Fotona Laser. This technology is cutting edge, and Dr. Greenberg utilizes it for several procedures in her practice. This is a non-surgical “rejuvenating” laser, which tightens the tissue in the palate by enhancing collagen. This widens out the airway, lessening the source of the airway obstruction that causes the snoring.

Which Option is Best for You

Dr. Greenberg looks at each Sleep Apnea cases individually. Every patient is different, with different lifestyles, and different consequences as a result of their Sleep Apnea. A treatment that works beautifully for one patient may not be desirable or effective for another. And every patient deserves the personalized and unique care that is necessary to improve the quality of their sleep and lives.

There is no reason to keep suffering with difficulties in sleeping! Snoring can be difficult for entire families, and so can constant fatigue, which leads to other health issues.

If you have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, or think you may have a sleep Apnea Diagnosis, make an appointment with Dr. Vickie Greenberg today! She offers free consultations to first time visitors. She is located in Pasadena, and serves patients from Altadena, and all over the San Gabriel Valley. So call today at (626) 798-7645, and start sleeping better tomorrow!

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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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