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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Orthodontics and Sleep Therapy

Quality sleep is one of the most important aspects to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Without proper sleep our bodies will eventually begin to turn on us. Sleep is vital not just for your physical health, but your mental health as well.

That’s why Dr. Vickie Greenberg has dedicated much of her time and resources on integrating Sleep Therapy into her Orthodontics practice. She has made great strides in treating Sleep Apnea and Snoring without the use of surgical procedures.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, or you’re having difficulties with snoring or restless sleep, read on to learn more about Dr. Greenbergs Orthodontic and Holistic approach to Sleep Therapy.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is often marked by excessive snoring during the night. This type of snoring is very disruptive to sleep-often it will wake up the sufferer hundreds of times a night! The snorer isn’t always aware that this is occurring, but will feel the effects in the form of extreme fatigue, irritability, and difficulties with focusing during the day.

There are lifestyle changes that can be made to help alleviate Sleep Apnea, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or cutting back on alcoholic beverages.

More often than not however, further treatment is necessary, and that’s where Dr. Greenberg comes in. She integrates the use of cutting-edge technology with a holistic approach to each of her patient’s whole lifestyle to treat sleep apnea and snoring without the use of invasive and dangerous surgery.

Using Technology for Sleep Therapy

One of the tools Dr. Greenberg uses for Sleep Apnea is the Fotona Laser. The laser is gentle enough to use on the tissues of the mouth, but still strong enough to achieve notable improvements in patients undergoing the treatment for sleep apnea.

The Fotona Laser works for sleep apnea by gently tightening up the tissues in the soft palate, creating more space in the patients airway so that there is less obstruction in the way. In this way, the patient can breathe easier in their sleep, and the symptoms of sleep apnea will begin to diminish.

This procedure is safe, pain free, and there is no recovery time. Most people go straight back to work, and often report feeling an improvement in their sleep right away!

A Holistic Approach to Sleep Therapy

Dr. Greenberg believes that “less is best” when it comes to orthodontic care. She has successfully treated countless patients without surgery after having been told by previous specialists that surgery was necessary.

Dr. Greenberg understands that she is not just treating the mouths of her patients, but their overall health and well-being. She understands that her patients lead busy lives, and don’t want to spend any more time than absolutely necessary sitting in a dental chair.

Her approach is warm and welcoming, and she treats patients of all ages in the Pasadena and Altadena communities. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, and you’re looking for compassionate yet expert care from someone who understands the importance of good sleep, give our office a call today. Don’t go another week without the healthy, restful sleep 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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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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Start Invisalign Treatment And Receive A FREE Fitbit Charge 2

Greenberg Ortho | Blog | Invisalign Christmas Giveaway

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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When is the best time to see an Orthodontic Specialist?

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When to see a Specialist by Dr Vickie Greenberg Blog

How do You Know When to see a Specialist?

We recommend getting a check up with an orthodontic specialist at the first sign of jaw pain, tenderness, or bite problems. If you have issues with your jaw or bite and your general dentist or current orthodontist says that surgery is the only way, get a second opinion with Vickie Greenberg. A quick visit & you may find out that your case can be treated without being put under! Dr. Greenberg is an expert in severe orthodontic cases and our practice is actually famous for our non-surgical & non-extraction techniques. Of course, if your child is experiencing jaw problems & trouble with their bite, see a specialist as soon as possible. Don’t wait for it to get worse as the child develops; the earlier you deal with it, the better results you can expect. Every orthodontist is different and sometimes surgery is the only way, but it’s crucial that you check off all other options before undergoing surgery!

What is Your Two-Phase Treatment?

The Two-Phase Treatment starts with developing the patient’s jaw size in order to accommodate all of the permanent teeth & to relate the upper & lower jaws to each other. Children sometimes exhibit early signs of jaw problems as they grow & develop. An upper & lower jaw that is growing too much or not enough can be recognized at an early age. If children around age 6 are found to have this jaw discrepancy, they are candidates for early orthodontic treatment. The First Phase of treatment consists of developing the jaw to accommodate all of the teeth. The Second Phase involves making sure each tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. When this equilibrium is established, the teeth will function together properly.

Early Orthodontic Treatment: Planning Now Can Save Your Smile Later!

Because they are growing rapidly, children can benefit enormously from an early phase of orthodontic treatment utilizing appliances that direct the growth relationship of the upper & lower jaws. Thus, a good foundation can be established, providing adequate room for eruption of all permanent teeth. This early correction may prevent later removal of permanent teeth to correct overcrowding and/or surgical procedures to align the upper & lower jaws. Leaving such a condition untreated until all permanent teeth erupt could result in a jaw discrepancy too severe to achieve an ideal result with braces.

 

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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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Invisalign® Teen – Hidden Braces, Big Smiles!

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Perform at your best without fear of damaging your aligners AND keep eating your favorite snacks. Invisible braces remove the restrictions that traditional braces had on sports, playing instruments, and even food. Had enough of rules? Eat and play whatever you want! You won’t even have to hide your smile because Invisalign® Teen is a real chance to embrace a solution that won’t put a dent in your confidence. The smooth clear aligners are easy to manage which makes room for proper cleaning. They’re virtually unnoticed by your friends and family!

Dr Greenberg is Pasadena’s top-rated Invisalign dentist / orthodontist with a five-star rating. Give your smile a real makeover and see a world-renowned orthodontist for your FREE consultation today.

Oh yeah…here’s a Cheat Sheet for Chatting with Parents about Invisalign® Teen.

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April marks National Facial Protection Month

With spring here, many children, teens and adults will once again pick up the ball, bring the bat out of seasonal retirement, and lace up their cleats to hit the fields for the return of spring sports! April, which is only a few days away, is National Facial Protection Month, and during this time, we urge our young athletes to play it safe when out on the field. If you play sports and are undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s important that you consult us for special precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard. A protective mouth guard is advised for playing spring sports such as baseball, soccer, lacrosse and others. Be sure, however, to avoid mouth guards that custom form to your teeth as these will resist any tooth movements we are trying to achieve.

In case of any accident involving the face, check your mouth and the appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged, please schedule an appointment with our office. Only by using a mouth guard and other forms of facial protection can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. Please give us a call if you have any questions about mouth guards or your treatment.

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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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