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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It’s Back to School Month, Plan your Orthodontics Now!

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If you have kids, you know that life is about to get hectic. The school year tends to get busier and busier as time rolls on, so get your appointments set up for orthodontic treatment soon so that you don’t have to worry about it later!

Orthodontics for Kids

It is recommended that kids see an orthodontist by the time they are 7. That may seem young, but an orthodontist may be able to spot potential problems before they become more serious. Even if your child’s teeth look straight and even, there could be unseen issues that can be addressed sooner rather than later.

The best thing about preventative care is that it tends to be easier and therefore less expensive! So don’t wait…get your kids in to see an orthodontist as soon as possible. Technology has come so far in such a short period of time that all aspects of orthodontia are easier than ever before-especially if you catch the problem early!

Orthodontics for Teens

When you think of teenagers and orthodontics you may be picturing metal braces. Nowadays Invisalign® aligners are accessible to patients of all ages, and that includes your selfie-happy teenagers!

Teenagers tend to perform very well with Invisalign, better than their parents expect much of the time. They are virtually invisible, so that goes over well for self-conscious teenagers, but there are other benefits as well.

Invisalign aligners can be removed for the sake of eating and cleaning your teeth. They also consist of less hardware than metal braces, so there is less potential for damage or breakage, meaning fewer appointments with the orthodontist!

If your teenager needs orthodontic care, and you wonder if Invisalign might be an option, schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg today! She is a Diamond Status Invisalign Provider, and the best in the business!

Orthodontics for Adults

And last but not least, orthodontic treatment for you! More adults are seeking out orthodontic care every year, and it’s not just for the sake of vanity. A healthy, straight, even smile goes a long way towards preserving the longevity of your overall health.

Straight and even teeth affect more than your mouth and oral health. Dr. Greenberg specializes in Sleep Therapy as well as TMJ and Jaw pain.

If you’re suffering from snoring or troubled sleeping, or TMJ Jaw Discomfort or T.M.J. Disorders, you may be able to find relief with orthodontic care. Dr. Greenberg is passionate about using non-surgical approaches for the treatment of these 2 issues, and she understands how poor sleep and chronic pain can be detrimental to your lifestyle. Don’t suffer any longer, schedule with Dr. Greenberg today!

Schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today!

Located in Altadena, Dr. Greenberg serves patients from all over the San Gabriel Valley including Pasadena. She favors a holistic approach in her practice-she treats the whole person, not just their teeth! With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Greenberg has a compassionate and approachable demeanor, and makes all of her patients feel welcome and comfortable, from toddlers to retiree’s!

So make your appointment today at (626) 798-7645 and get your whole family the happy healthy smile you all deserve!

 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Invisalign vs. Braces, Which is best for you?

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Whether you choose Invisalign aligners or braces for your orthodontic needs, compliance is crucial to their effectiveness. Treatment will be quicker and more successful if you follow instructions, wear your elastics, eat the proper foods, and diligently attend your appointments.

It can be overwhelming trying to decide on the best method to align your teeth properly. Here are some tips and facts about braces and Invisalign aligners to help you weigh your options.

What to Expect When Wearing Braces

When you wear braces, you have a lot of hardware in your mouth. This means that you have to be more cautious and aware of the foods you eat. Sticky caramels, for instance, aren’t wise to eat with braces. The same goes for certain nuts and other hard foods. It is very important to brush often, and keep your mouth and braces clean and free of debris.

Braces are permanently attached, and they move all of your teeth at the same time. This leads to potential for more discomfort, as all of your teeth are simultaneously being coaxed into their proper alignment. Usually over the counter pain medicines, such as Advil or Tylenol are enough to alleviate this mild pain.

It is crucial to adhere to your orthodontists directions regarding your braces, and attend all of your appointments for adjustments. It is also important to wear your elastics. Your teeth are constantly moving around, and you want to make sure they’re moving in the right direction, and on schedule.

What to Expect When Wearing Invisalign Aligners

With Invisalign aligners there is less hardware in your mouth. Many people prefer the smooth appliances that make up Invisalign aligners, over having metal in their mouths. Invisalign aligners need to be worn for up to twenty two hours a day for the treatment to work. You don’t remove them, except to eat or drink any liquids besides water. In that regard, wearing Invisalign aligners requires more discipline than wearing braces.

Invisalign aligners can be fitted to move around one tooth at a time if necessary. This can mean less discomfort compared to braces, which move all of your teeth simultaneously. You still need to wear elastics with Invisalign aligners. It is important to wear them as directed by your orthodontist.

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, which may be desirable for teenagers or adults. They are fitted to your teeth, so there are no metal wires to irritate your mouth or gums. You can remove them in order to drink or eat, so in that sense they are more convenient.

Compliance is Crucial to Orthodontic Care

Compliance is crucial to the success of any orthodontic treatment. Braces may require more visits to the orthodontist, since there is more potential for loose wires or broken brackets. Invisalign aligners require more discipline by the wearer, since it is possible to remove them.

Staying hydrated, maintaining a healthy diet, and brushing regularly will help to ensure that your orthodontic treatment is successful, with Invisalign aligners or braces.

We specialize in Invisalign treatments, and we serve patients of all ages. With over twenty five years of experience, we are confident in our ability to assist you on your orthodontic journey. If you are in need of orthodontic care, or would like more information, give us a call to set up a free consultation today!

 

 

 

 

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