Using Orthodontics to treat Sleep Apnea

Sleeping is one of the most important things we can do to keep our bodies and our mind functioning properly. Disturbances in sleep can be caused by Sleep Apnea, and Dr. Vickie Greenberg in Pasadena is on the forefront of using Orthodontics to treat it.

Read on to learn more about Sleep Apnea, and if an orthodontic approach may be right for you.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea causes difficulties in breathing during sleep. The person suffering may wake up several times during the night without being aware of it, and the condition is usually accompanied by snoring.

Sleep Apnea can be dangerous to your health. You won’t necessarily be aware of the sleep disruptions, though your partner probably will be. You will notice the affects the next day because they lead to drowsiness, irritability, difficulties with concentrating, and all of the other not so fun things that go along with poor sleep.

Waking up several times a night can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can lead to more serious consequences, such as heart attack or stroke.

It’s not healthy in the long or short term to have your breathing interrupted like this. Snoring is tough on 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 embraces a holistic approach to her Sleep Apnea cases. As with any health problem, each person is different.  Dr. Greenberg understands that different treatments work for different people, and is passionate about some new options available such as the Fotona Laser.

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

One option for sleep apnea that you’ve probably heard of is the CPAP machine. It consists of a mask and  wear while you sleep, connected to a breathing. 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.

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.

One approach Dr. Greenberg uses for treating sleep apnea is the Fotona Laser. 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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“I’m 28—are orthodontics right for me?”

Invisalign benefits are well worth the investment

Invisalign benefits are well worth the investment

We were recently asked a very good questions – I’m 28, are orthodontics right for me?. It’s our opinion that in an age, and society, where looks matter as much as anything and when evenly-aligned teeth might be the difference between getting a job or a promotion, orthodontics are right for most any adults. Successful adults are choosing – wisely, we think – to invest in themselves by investing in orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and we know that adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile.

If you are still apprehensive about getting braces as an adult, there is another straightening teeth option called Invisalign, which uses a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. If you’ve been thinking about getting that perfect smile, we would love to have you visit for an initial FREE consultation! Please give us a call to set one up or book online today!

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Start Invisalign Treatment And Receive A FREE Fitbit Charge 2

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Greenberg Ortho | Blog | Invisalign Christmas Giveaway

Dr Greenberg brings the gift of confidence with open signups for Invisalign treatment. Let your smile keep on shining bright with clear, discreet aligners that work fast & pain free. This December, Greenberg Ortho is holding a special giveaway! Start your Invisalign Treatment at Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics by 12/20 & receive a FREE Fitbit Charge 2 (while supplies last). Get your forms started & receive your free gift upon completion! We selected the FitBit Charge 2 because it has an auto sleep tracking feature to help you pay more attention to your sleeping habits!

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It’s going to be a New Year – Move smart, breathe smart, sleep smart. The new Fitbit Charge 2 HR takes fitness to a new level with cutting-edge technology that tracks heart rate, cardio level, motion & sleep activity, exercise, steps, calories, GPS, phone notifications, & even guides breathing sessionsWhat better time to to get on top of your wellness than now. Win a Fitbit for yourself, or for a loved one this Christmas!

Book your free consultation today!


This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Fitbit, Inc. or Facebook. By entering, Entrants agree to a complete release of Fitbit, Inc. and Facebook. Void Where Prohibited By Law. A purchase is required to enter and the exact amount will be decided on by the Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics staff at your consultation meeting. This promotion has no cash value. Must mention this promotion/blog on your visit. 

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Family Budget & Flex-Spending Accounts

Family orthodontics budget & Flexible Spending insurance program

 

Family orthodontics budget & Flexible Spending insurance program

Although many patients view dental work as a strictly “aesthetic procedure”, there are actually many oral health advantages that go beyond the cosmetic benefits. Many families are unaware that their Flexible Spending Accounts can be used toward orthodontic treatments. To take advantage of this financial remedy, set aside your future pre-tax dollars upon enrollment & start on your treatments at the beginning of 2017. The earlier the better, as oral problems can worsen which will require more attention & visits to the dentist over time. Maximize your benefits & reduce out-of-pocket expenses!

Say goodbye to “use it or lose it” because the IRS is now allowing unused dollars to carry over. Bring up to $500 to the following year’s funds! In addition, more insurance plans now cover families for orthodontic treatment. We can check your eligibility during your next visit to Dr. Greenberg’s in Pasadena. & Yes, Invisalign® therapy counts! But wait, there’s even more good news…

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To thank all the loyal parents for trusting us in caring for their children, Greenberg Ortho is giving a family discount. After taking care of the kids, your teeth need some love too. It’s never too late to improve your own oral health & you won’t have to worry about all the metal. Advanced orthodontics allow us to treat adults with more comfortable & discreet aligners.

To find out more, drop in for a FREE consultation!

& For even more information, learn about Flexible Spending Accounts.

 

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Some great Before & After Photos

Here are some great before and after photos from Dr. Greenberg. Those are some beautiful smiles!

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Carol is our contest video winner!

Congrats to Carol, our latest contest winner! Your smile looks great, and we hope you enjoy your gift!

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Ask Dr. Greenberg: “I’m 35 – am I too old for braces?”


Absolutely not. At the orthodontic office of Dr. Vickie Greenberg, no one is “too old” for braces. Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. In fact, one out of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21 and – not only that – but our staff recently read a statistic that the number of adults getting orthodontic treatment has actually climbed 24 percent since 1996!

Yes, braces help make your pearly whites strong, healthy and perfectly-aligned, but perhaps another reason for the spike in adult braces is this: people want to look and feel great. In an age—and society—where looks matter as much as anything, and at a time when evenly-aligned teeth might be the difference between getting a job or a promotion, adults are choosing—wisely, we might add—to invest in orthodontics.

If you’ve been thinking about getting that perfect smile, Dr. Greenberg would love to have you visit for a consultation at our convenient Altadena office. Please give us a call at (626) 768-7766 to set one up!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics!

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Love your new smile? Tell us all about it!


At Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics, we offer a different kind of orthodontic experience! Yes, we do provide the highest quality care in the Pasadena and Altadena area by using state-of-the-art equipment and treatments procedures. However, our practice believes that the best orthodontic treatment involves a more personal touch.

Whether you’ve visited Dr. Vickie Greenberg for a week, months or even years, we’d love to hear your feedback about how our office is faring! There are lots of ways you can share your thoughts about our practice with the rest of the world, but we encourage you to head to our Google Local page and write a review there.

After all, reviews help Dr. Greenberg create more beautiful smiles in Pasadena, Altadena and surrounding communities.

You may write a review here.

Thank you and enjoy your week! Dr. Greenberg and our staff look forward to reading your reviews!L

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Ask Dr. Greenberg: “I’m 34 – am I too old for braces?”


Absolutely not. At the orthodontic office of Dr. Vickie Greenberg, no one is “too old” for braces. Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. In fact, one out of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21 and – not only that – but our staff recently read a statistic that the number of adults getting orthodontic treatment has actually climbed 24 percent since 1996!

Yes, braces help make your pearly whites strong, healthy and perfectly-aligned, but perhaps another reason for the spike in adult braces is this: people want to look and feel great. In an age—and society—where looks matter as much as anything, and at a time when evenly-aligned teeth might be the difference between getting a job or a promotion, adults are choosing—wisely, we might add—to invest in orthodontics.

If you’ve been thinking about getting that perfect smile, Dr. Greenberg would love to have you visit for a consultation at our convenient Altadena office. Please give us a call at (626) 768-7766 to set one up!

Have a GREAT rest of the week!

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