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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Patient question: “What is malocclusion?”


This is a question we hear all the time. Malocclusion, or what we call having a “bad bite,” is the improper alignment of teeth and/or jaws. When your teeth and jaws are not properly aligned, it may impact your bite, the ability to properly care for your teeth, your gum tissue health and even your appearance. Most people will experience some degree of malocclusion, but it generally is not severe enough to require orthodontic treatment. If your malocclusion is serious enough, however, treatment may be necessary to correct the issue.

Untreated malocclusion can lead undesirable mouth problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, or chipped and cracked teeth. The most common solution for malocclusion, of course, is orthodontic treatment. The actual course of treatment, including the length of time you will require braces, will be determined by severity of your malocclusion. The goal of your treatment is to move your teeth into the proper position and correct any misalignment in the jaw.

We use the most advanced technology in the field in order to ensure that you receive the best possible results. If you have any questions about malocclusion or about starting your orthodontic treatment, please give us a call!

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