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Airway & Snoring Treatments
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Holistic Airway & Snoring Treatment at Greenberg Orthodontics

Dr. Vickie Greenberg is a non-invasive, neuro-muscular, holistic orthodontist who focuses on a “less is best” care approach. Her belief is that treating the entire body, not just the teeth, is vital for restoring health, with the goal: “equilibrate the bite to equilibrate the body.”

Knowing that each patient’s case is unique to them and presents its own challenges, her top priority is to accurately diagnose each patient's condition so she can create a customized treatment plan.

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What is Snoring?

Snoring occurs when there is a narrowing of the airway.

As the breathing passage narrows and you inhale during your sleep, it causes the tissues surrounding the airway to vibrate. This vibration is sometimes audible, producing a snoring sound that can disrupt your and your partner's sleep.

What Causes Snoring?

While snoring is common, the sources of these disruptive sleep noises can vary. They may include, but not limited to:

  • Flabby tissues in your next, soft palate
  • Not enough room for your tongue
  • Enlarged tonsils, adenoids, or uvula
  • Sinus trouble like congestion or a deviated septum
  • Obesity

With proper treatment from a Pasadena snoring and airway specialist such as Dr. Vickie Greenberg, you may be able to eliminate the root cause of your snoring. Many patients have found relief with Dr. Greenberg’s treatment.

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Should I Be Concerned About Snoring?

Absolutely. In some cases, snoring may be a symptom of a deeper problem such as sleep apnea.

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How We Treat Your Airway Obstructions

Our “Release and Settle Therapy,” is a treatment that is non-surgical in nature, yet offers surgical-level results to increase airway function by realigning bone, teeth, and tissue. This treatment option is particularly ideal for singers and athletes who require optimal airway performance to excel in their respective fields.

  • “Release Therapy™,” an orthopedic treatment designed to open up your airway and release the lower jaw and tongue.
  • “Settle Therapy™,” a dental treatment designed to further improve your airway and to settle the bite into a natural and healthy position.

With proper treatment from a Pasadena snoring and airway specialist such as Dr. Vickie Greenberg, you may be able to eliminate the root cause of your snoring. Many patients have found relief with Dr. Greenberg’s treatment.


NightLase® Therapy is a safe laser therapy that firms-up flabby tissues with a gentle tightening effect. It also increases collagen formation, which can help improve your breathing and overall quality of life.

NightLase® Therapy may be used in conjunction with our “Release and Settle Therapy™” to enhance your airway, or as a stand-alone treatment for patients that are CPAP/ Oral appliance intolerant.

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Your Consultation for Airway & Snoring Treatments

Our team, led by Dr. Vickie Greenberg, a board-certified orthodontist with 30 years of experience in non-invasive, neuro-muscular, holistic orthodontics, is dedicated to helping patients find the best treatment options for their airway and snoring issues. We use the latest technology and techniques to provide compassionate and effective care that is tailored to your specific needs.

To learn more about how we can help you improve your breathing and sleep quality, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. During your consultation, we will evaluate your condition and recommend the optimal treatment plan to restore your natural well-being and health. Please contact our office and schedule your appointment today.

Call or book your appointment online and get started on improving your sleep today.

Airway & Snoring Treatment FAQ

What is the Difference Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Snoring and sleep apnea are often confused, but they are distinct conditions.

If you snore loudly, wake up feeling tired or experience pauses in your breathing while sleeping, you may have sleep apnea. This disorder can prevent you from getting the restorative sleep your body needs to function properly, and can negatively impact your health and your partner's sleep.

Thankfully, there are several ways to treat sleep apnea, including lifestyle changes, CPAP machines, surgery, and oral appliances. Depending on your situation, a referral or prescription from a medical doctor may be required for certain treatments. Our team can help you explore the best options for your specific needs.

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What are the Benefits of Treating Snoring and Airway Obstructions?

One of the biggest benefits of treating your snoring is experiencing better rest at night. This is particularly important because without proper sleep, you can struggle throughout the day with work, focus, appetite, and stress. It’s easier to feel overwhelmed and your body begins to show side effects such as headaches or muscle aches.

This is why your treatment will first work to help you begin to sleep more effectively. Because snoring can be a symptom of a more serious condition, treating it can prevent them from developing or worsening. This includes helping overcome obesity and negating serious side effects from high blood pressure or heart disease. While treatments may not get rid of these diseases, they can alleviate some of the worst symptoms and help reduce their impact on your overall health.

Am I a Candidate for Snoring & Airway Treatments?

If you are suffering from an inability to breathe properly while sleeping, you should be eligible for snoring and airway treatments. You will need to call or book an appointment online for your free consultation. During your consultation for snoring or sleep apnea Pasadena holistic Orthodontist Dr. Greenberg will be able to give you an exam, review your medical history, and discuss possible treatment options with you. To get started, call or book your appointment online and get started on improving your sleep.

What Should I Expect During & After Treatment?

The treatment time for airway and snoring issues will vary depending on the severity of your condition and the type of treatment you decide on. It is possible to experience relief from symptoms within a few weeks of starting treatment, however, it can take longer for the underlying causes to fully heal. During your consultation, Dr. Greenberg will discuss what to expect during your specific treatment and answer any questions you may have.

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What Are the Ways to Treat Snoring & Airway Obstructions?

There are several ways you can treat your chronic snoring, depending on how severe it is and the cause. Treatments can be divided into two broad categories - Therapy and Surgery.


There are several different types of therapy that can be used to effectively treat snoring and related conditions, such as sleep apnea. A conventional sleep apnea treatment is a CPAP machine prescribed by a medical doctor. The most common is through a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure, which is provided through the use of a machine that delivers air through a mask that you wear during your sleep. Because of the greater air pressure, your upper airways stay open, which keeps you from snoring and prevents your sleep apnea.

There are also other types of machines that can help, including auto-CPAPs, which automatically adjust pressure while you sleep, and BPAP machines, which vary the pressure as you breathe in and out. Another effective treatment plan is to wear an oral device that is specifically designed to keep your throat open by pushing your jaw forward, which can relieve mild sleep apnea. Dr. Greenberg specializes in this area and can help provide the right device if this is the right treatment for you. Other kinds of treatments address other causes of sleep apnea (such as a neuromuscular disorder), increasing oxygen intake while you sleep, or using an ASV (adaptive servo-ventilation) device while you sleep.


Surgery to treat sleep apnea is usually only attempted after other treatments haven’t worked. Dr. Greenberg is known for finding non-surgical ways to treat sleep apnea disorders. However, if there is a serious issue in your jaw, surgery may be needed after all.

Types of surgery include removing tissue at the back of your mouth, using RF ablation to shrink tissue at the back of your mouth, creating implants in your soft palate, or repositioning your jaw by permanently moving it forward. Surgical options should only be considered for the most severe cases, so if you have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea for a short time, you are unlikely to need surgery. Most of all, Dr. Greenberg will use her expertise to find an effective way to treat your sleep apnea without the need for surgery so that you can improve your breathing and overall quality of life.

How much do Airway and Snoring treatments cost?

This varies depending on the type of treatment you get and how many treatments you need. Most insurance plans do not cover snoring treatments, but always check with your carrier, especially if your snoring is a direct result of medically diagnosed sleep apnea.

Greenberg Orthodontics & TMJ not only offers specialized care, but you can also first see if it’s the right choice for you by booking your FREE consultation. We offer these free consultations to get to know you and help ease your or your child’s fears about what it means to have ongoing dental treatments and how that can improve your overall quality of life.

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