Diamond Status Invisalign Provider Dr. Vickie Greenberg

Orthodontic care is about so much more than straight teeth. A straight and even smile is sign of full body health. Taking care of your oral health is an excellent way to ensure that your overall health and wellness is always optimal.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg embraces a holistic approach to her orthodontics practice. She understands that each of her patients is so much more than just a set of teeth. Her compassionate nature and empathetic listening skills put her above and beyond other orthodontists.

Read on to learn more about Dr. Greenberg, and if she may be the right orthodontist for you!

Diamond Status Invisalign Provider

Invisalign® is an excellent way for people of all ages to straighten their teeth and enhance their smiles effectively and discreetly. Dr. Greenberg has successfully completed hundreds of Invisalign cases in her 25+ year career, and in fact she is a Diamond Status Invisalign provider.

Invisalign is a treatment option that works for patients of all ages. People often think of teenagers when it comes to Orthodontics, but the truth is adults as well as children can benefit from Invisalign treatment.

Dr. Greenberg is a pioneer in Phase One Invisalign treatment for kids. She recommends that children see an orthodontist around the age of 7. Just because your kids teeth look straight and even, doesn’t mean that there aren’t potential issues brewing below the surface-issues that only a trained orthodontist can spot.

Adults can benefit from Invisalign treatment as well. They are clear aligners, virtually invisible, and can be taken out as needed to eat and clean your teeth. For those in a professional setting, Invisalign is handy because you no one can even tell you’re wearing them!

TMJ and Jaw Pain

Dr. Greenberg understands that pain can be debilitating-that’s why she also specializes in TMJ and Jaw Pain. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull, and a number of different things can cause pain and inflammation.

She believes in applying non-surgical and non-invasive techniques for TMJ. She uses cutting edge technology and years of practice to successfully treat TMJ cases for patients of all ages.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

If you’ve been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, or you’ve been told that your snoring is accompanied by snorts and jerks, then you may benefit from treatment by Dr. Greenberg. She specializes in Airway Orthodontics and Sleep Therapy, and carries on her resistance to surgery in this area.

Schedule with Dr. Greenberg Today!

Located in Altadena, Dr. Vickie Greenberg is the best orthodontist in the Pasadena area. She believes in treating the whole patient, not just their teeth.

It’s important to remember that your whole body is connected-every part affects every other part. That’s why she favors a holistic approach in her practice, and tries to understand the whole picture and not just look at their teeth.

So don’t wait another minute to schedule with Dr. Greenberg to get your orthodontic needs met above and beyond your typical orthodontic expectations.

 

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Dental Monitoring-A Revolutionary New Dental Technique

Let’s face it-trips to the orthodontist can be a pain. They take up time and energy. You have to wait around for technicians and an available room. You have to wait for your orthodontist to come in. And more often than not, that first exam doesn’t generate any answers or a treatment plan.

All that is changing! Dr. Vickie Greenberg is thrilled to offer Dental Monitoring Smile Box to her patients. It’s a revolutionary new way to gather images of your teeth without pesky trips to the orthodontics office!

How Smile Box Works

Smile Box allows you to take images of your own teeth from the safety and security of your own home. You simply attach the apparatus to your phone, insert the mouth pieces into your mouth, and take the images yourself! It’s really easy, and you can do it in the comfort of your home!

The A.I. engine will immediately analyze a wide range of oral conditions and you can instantly send the data to your orthodontist. No trips to the office, no annoying waiting times, and no more invasive, annoying and time consuming pictures and X-rays!

Benefits of the Smile Box

Your time is valuable. Your health is important. Smile Box allows you to save time while prioritizing your oral health.

The sooner you have a diagnosis, the sooner you’ll have a treatment plan. And the sooner you have a treatment plan, the sooner you’ll be on the road to a bright, happy, healthy smile.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg-A Superior Orthodontics Provider

Dr. Vickie Greenberg has been an orthodontist for over 25 years. She uses a holistic approach to her practice, with the understanding that each of her patients presents with a unique situation and set of circumstances.

She uses compassion and approachability to get to the heart of why her patients are seeking treatment. She specializes in TMJ and Jaw Pain, Snoring and Sleep Apnea cases, and she works with patients of all ages. She is a Diamond Status Invisalign provider, the best in Altadena and Pasadena.

Schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today!

If you are new to orthodontics and desire a care provider who truly does care, don’t wait another day to make an appointment with Dr. Greenberg.

If you’ve gone through orthodontic treatment before, and aren’t happy with the results, call Dr. Greenberg sooner rather than later. It’s never too late (or too soon) to get the results you deserve with superior orthodontic care.

If you’ve been told you need surgery or extractions to complete your orthodontics treatment, schedule with Dr. Greenberg for a 2nd opinion. She works tirelessly to avoid surgery and extractions, and has completed many difficult cases using non-surgical and non-invasive techniques.

Located in Altadena, Dr. Greenberg treats patients from Pasadena and all over the San Gabriel Valley. Call (626) 798-7645 today and schedule your consultation. You’ll be so glad you did!

 

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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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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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