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.
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!