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.

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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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Dr. Vickie Greenberg Treats TMJ and Jaw Pain

Pain is no fun. The thing about pain is it affects every aspect of your life. It hinders your sleep, it distracts you from daily tasks, and chronic long term pain can start affecting other parts of your body. A bad knee can lead to a bad hip and the pain lingers on and on.

Did you know that TMJ and Jaw pain can affect your entire body? It can! That’s why Dr. Vickie Greenberg has made TMJ and Jaw pain a focus of her orthodontic practice. No one should have to live in pain, and jaw pain can be absolutely debilitating.

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint is a like sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ refers to any number of disorders that can cause pain in your jaw. TMJ is caused by many things, including injury, arthritis, clenching or grinding your teeth, and even genetics.

Often people grind their teeth without realizing it, and that can be caused by uneven or misaligned teeth. This can be treated with orthodontics, and Dr. Greenberg uses a holistic approach to treat TMJ. She appreciates that the body works as a whole made up of many parts.

When one part of your body stops working correctly, or causes you pain, the rest of your body quickly starts to feel the effects.

How do you Treat TMJ?

Dr. Greenberg has had great success treating TMJ with conservative and gentle techniques. She takes great care to avoid surgery whenever possible and believes that it should be a last resort.

Dr. Greenberg advocates using the latest and best technology in her office, and has had great success using the Fotona Laser to treat pain in TMJ cases. It works by reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the area.

Dentofacial orthodontic devices may be necessary to correct an improper bite in some cases of TMJ. When your teeth are misaligned, chewing may cause damage in your TMJ. Correcting that bite can effectively treat the cause of your pain symptoms.

Schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today!

There’s no reason for you to continue living in pain. TMJ pain can be debilitating after prolonged suffering. Your sleep can be affected, the foods you choose to eat may not be best for optimal health, and your professional and social life can become difficult to manage.

Dr. Greenberg is located in Altadena, and she treats patients from Pasadena and all over the San Gabriel Valley.

If you or a loved one suffers from TMJ, or you believe that you may have a TMJ diagnosis, don’t wait another day to get the treatment you need to start feeling better. Call (626) 798-7645 and schedule a consultation today!

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

Invisalign Teens Pasadena

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 Teens

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign aligners consist of clear plastic trays that are designed to fit perfectly over your teeth. As your teeth shift into place, you replace the aligners with new ones until your treatment is complete. The shift happens gradually, and you can often arrange to have your aligners mailed to you so that you don’t have to make a lot of appointments with the orthodontist.

Unlike metal braces, Invisalign doesn’t come with a lot of hardware. There are no elastic bands to replace, and there aren’t any brackets to break or damage.

It is important to wear your aligners as prescribed, which can be up to 22 hours a day. They may be removed in order to eat and clean your teeth. Teenagers like the fact that they are virtually invisible, especially in these times of Social Media and Selfie culture.

Is Invisalign Right for My Teen?

Compliance is extremely important with Invisalign. They have to be worn in order to work, and for some teens the temptation to leave them out after eating or brushing can be strong.

Most teenagers perform really well with Invisalign though. Parents are often pleasantly surprised at their kids ability to remember to put them back in, and to keep track of them when they’re out.

If your teens case is mild to moderate, Invisalign might be right for them. For more severe cases of misaligned teeth braces might be necessary.

Schedule With Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today

Dr. Greenberg is a Diamond Status Invisalign provider. She has been an orthodontist for over 25 years and works with patients of all ages, from kids to adults. She favors a holistic approach to orthodontics-she understands that each patient is more than just a set of teeth to deal with. She takes into account your whole lifestyle, and your personal goals for undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Located in Altadena she serves patients from Pasadena and all over the San Gabriel Valley. She offers free consultations and can be reached at (626) 798-7645. Don’t wait until the end of summer to start your teens orthodontic treatment, get a head start and reach out today!

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Treating TMJ Jaw Pain-Without Surgery

There is nothing quite so debilitating as chronic pain, and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) and Jaw Pain can be detrimental to your health and well-being. When it hurts to chew, or speak, or even swallow, the pain can be depressing and debilitating.

It’s difficult to say exactly how many people experience TMJ pain, but some have estimated that up to 10 Million Americans suffer from this condition. It seems that more women than men experience TMJ pain.

Dr. Vicki Greenberg effectively treats TMJ jaw pain using non-surgical and non-invasive techniques. If you’re suffering from TMJ or pain in your jaw, read on to learn more about treatment for yourself or a loved one.

What Causes TMJ Jaw Pain?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. There is a joint on each side of your jaw. Disorders in the TMJ cause pain and discomfort in the muscles and tissues surrounding that joint. This is what people are referring to when they complain of TMJ.

Several factors can contribute to TMJ pain. Injuries to your teeth or jaw are the most obvious causes of TMJ pain.

Often TMJ is caused by subtler factors, such as grinding your teeth. Misaligned teeth can contribute to TMJ, and so can excessive gum-chewing, poor posture, stress, and arthritis.

Regardless of the cause, TMJ pain can become debilitating and unbearable. There are options for treating TMJ that don’t include invasive surgery.

Complications of Surgery for TMJ and Jaw Pain

Surgery of any kind is a risk, with the potential for complications and further damage to your body becoming more extreme depending on the nature of the surgery. Dr. Greenberg prefers to avoid surgery whenever possible.

Internal bleeding of the maxillary artery may be a concern with TMJ surgery. Diligent monitoring of the neurovascular system during surgery doesn’t always guarantee that complications won’t arise. In severe and complicated cases, the TMJ nerve may become permanently damaged as the result of surgery.

Although infection is the rarest complication of TMJ surgery, it is undoubtedly the most dangerous. Infections occur in a mere 2% of these types of surgeries, but the repercussions can be lethal for a patient.

Non-Surgical Treatment for TMJ and Jaw Pain

Dr. Greenberg has evaluated many patients for jaw pain, and has had great success with gentle and conservative treatments. She firmly believes in treating the “whole patient”, and not just the specific problem. For many people surgery should be avoided. Dr. Greenberg never turns to surgery as a first resort, and attempts to treat many ailments non-invasively.

Dr. Greenberg uses advanced technologies for all of her procedures, and she has had great success using the Fotona Laser to treat pain in TMJ cases.

Dr. Greenberg is adept at creating non-invasive orthodontic devices to treat structural causes of TMJ pain.

If you or a loved one is suffering from jaw pain or TMJ, and are trying to avoid surgery or other invasive treatment options, give our office a call today. Dr. Vickie Greenberg is compassionate, genuinely cares about her patients and their lifestyles, and will use her 25 successful years of experience to get you out of pain, and into a long-lasting and healthy smile! Call today at (626) 798-7645, and start living free of pain!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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