Stop Suffering from TMJ and Jaw Pain!

You can end your suffering from TMJ and jaw pain, and you don’t have to undergo costly and invasive surgeries to do so!

Dr. Vickie Greenberg has dedicated much of her career to combating TMJ and Jaw Pain using non-surgical and non-invasive orthodontic techniques. No one should have to live with chronic pain, so if you suffer from TMJ or Jaw Pain, read on to learn more about Dr. Greenbergs holistic approach to treating it.

What exactly is TMJ?

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, and “TMJ” typically refers to pain within that joint. The pain can be caused by a variety of things; injury, teeth-grinding, age, arthritis, and even stress can lead to TMJ.

Regardless of what exactly causes the pain, it can be debilitating. The TMJ is a joint that acts as a sliding hinge between the jaw and the skull. Pain here can hinder chewing, speaking, yawning, and even taking deep breaths.

Some people may experience earaches, headaches, or popping sounds in the ears. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, and have yet to determine the cause, you may be suffering TMJ Syndrome, or TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder).

How Can You Treat TMJ?

The first step towards treatment is accurately diagnosing your TMJ. Dr. Greenberg prefers a “less is best” approach in her practice, and avoids surgery and other invasive procedures whenever possible. If you do have a TMJ diagnosis, or think you may, Dr. Greenberg will go out of her way to treat you effectively without invasive techniques.

Many cases of TMJ require the use of Dentofacial orthodontic devices, which will help to realign a misaligned jaw bite, or reposition teeth that are contributing to that misalignment.

Dr. Greenberg has over 25 years of experience in dentofacial orthodontics, and uses her compassion and empathy to put even the most anxious of patients at ease.

Schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today

When it comes to reclaiming your life after suffering from chronic pain, you deserve the very best of care. Dr. Vickie Greenberg has dedicated her 25+ year career to committing to a “holistic” approach. She understands that every single one of her patients has a different set of circumstances and needs when they walk through her doors.

You’ll never be treated as just a set of teeth in Dr. Greenbergs care. She believes in getting to know what her patients goals are for treatment, and setting them up with a plan that is specifically designed to meet those goals.

Dr. Greenberg also treats Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders, is a Diamond Status Invisalign Provider, and treats patients of all ages. Whatever your Orthodontic needs may be, there is no better care provider in Altadena or Pasadena.

Located in Altadena, Dr. Greenberg serves patients from Pasadena and all the surrounding communities of the San Gabriel Valley. If you’re suffering from TMJ or Jaw Pain, call (626) 798-7645 today and schedule a consultation. You don’t have to live in pain any longer!

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Why Do Adults Need Orthodontics?

When one hears the word “orthodontics” they tend to conjure up an image of a teenager with a mouthful of metal braces. Teenagers wearing braces is still a common sight to see, but Invisalign is rapidly catching up as a sensible, convenient, and safe way to effectively straighten teeth-for adults too!

Dr. Vickie Greenberg was recently awarded the title of Diamond Status Invisalign Provider, and she successfully completes hundreds of Invisalign cases every single year for patients of all ages. If you or somebody you know is searching for the best Invisalign Doctor in the San Gabriel Valley, then you’ve come to the right place!

Adults and Orthodontics

Your teeth have a lot to do with your overall health. When your teeth are straight and your bite is even, it’s easier to keep your teeth clean and properly cared for.

As you get older your teeth start to shift around. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular visits to your dentist and orthodontist in order to stay on top of these changes and to get the treatment you need before your case becomes more complicated, and therefore more expensive to treat.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking pride in your appearance, especially as you get older. Your smile is one unbeatable way to retain a youthful appearance no matter how old you are! When your teeth are properly aligned, and your bite is even, that means your jaw is strong. When your jaw is firmly in place, it holds up your face, minimizing a slackening jaw line.

It’s not just about appearances though. As you age, it becomes increasingly important to eat the right foods and get enough sleep. A healthy smile will enable you to eat the foods you need to stay healthy, as well as facilitate a healthy airflow so that you’re getting the proper oxygen needed to sleep deeply at night.

It’s never too late to get the orthodontic treatment you need in order to make aging a little bit easier, and to do it feeling healthy and strong.

Best Technology in Orthodontics

Dr. Greenberg makes it a priority to always provide her patients with the best of care, and that means using the latest cutting-edge technology.

Dr. Greenberg uses the Fotona Laser for snoring and sleep apnea treatment. It is a safe and painless way to tighten up the tissues of the soft palate, which are often responsible for obstructing the airway, causing snoring or difficulty breathing during sleep.

The procedure is safe and painless, and the results often last for up to a year!

The Fotona Laser can also be used for teeth whitening. It is the quickest, safest, and most effective teeth whitening procedure currently on the market. It uses a unique wavelength that doesn’t heat up your teeth (causing damage) like other whitening procedures do.

When it comes to the health of your teeth, and your safety and comfort, Dr. Greenberg will only settle for the best technology and equipment.

Schedule today to meet Dr. Vickie Greenberg, the Best Orthodontist in Pasadena

If you or a loved one (of any age!) are searching for an orthodontist in the San Gabriel Valley, look no further than Dr. Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics. Dr. Greenberg is a Board Certified Orthodontist, and has been practicing orthodontics for over 25 years, She has a wonderful way with all of her patients. She believes in a holistic approach to care- she doesn’t just treat your teeth, she takes time to provide care for your overall health and well-being.

Located in Altadena, Dr. Greenberg serves patients from Altadena, Pasadena, and all of the surrounding communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Call us today at (626) 798-7645. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. Greenberg visits the AAO Annual Session in Honolulu


Patients at Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics can feel confident they are receiving the best in orthodontic health care. Our goal is to provide the most up-to-date technology and techniques using the best equipment possible. We are devoted to continuing education and further her learning through reading, attending conferences and continuing education courses.

Isn’t it nice to know you have a complete dental expert in Dr. Greenberg taking care of your perfecting your smile?

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Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics at the 111th AAO Annual Session

Patients at Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics can feel confident they are receiving the best in orthodontic health care. Dr. Vickie Greenberg‘s goal is to provide her patients a fun, educational, beneficial orthodontic experience, resulting in a smile that they are excited to share. One of the many ways she achieves that goal is by attending important conferences and lectures. You see, continuing education is an important part of Dr. Greenberg’s work as an orthodontist in Pasadena. With continuing education she is able to stay on the cutting edge of current orthodontic treatments and always offer her patients the most sophisticated treatment options.

Dr. Greenberg is devoted to continuing education and furthers her learning through reading, attending conferences and continuing education courses. One of those conferences includes the 2011 AAO Annual Session in Chicago, where Dr. Greenberg and team will head later this week.

It’s an opportunity for us to mingle with dental experts and some of the sharpest orthodontic specialists in the world. The AAO Annual Session is always an educational event that is one of the largest orthodontic conventions on the planet – and one that allows Dr. Greenberg to stay up-to-date on all the latest technologies and orthodontic treatment options available. This, in turn, allows her to give you, our wonderful patients, the best treatment experience possible.

A proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Greenberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is currently a member of several orthodontic groups, organizations, and study clubs, including AAO, PCSO, CDA, SGVDS, and Damon Study Club. She is also serving in the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society as their vice president and is the Community Health Chairperson.

Isn’t it nice to know you have a complete dental expert taking care of your perfecting your smile?

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Here comes the Braces Brigade!


Last summer, you may remember, Dr. Vickie Greenberg and staff blogged about the AAO’s Braces Brigade. Well, now the blog is up-and-running, and boy do they have stories to tell!

If you’d like to learn more about what to expect during orthodontic treatment, from someone with firsthand experience, the Braces Brigade blog, where past, present, as well as future orthodontic patients from coast to coast document their orthodontic journeys, is a great place to start.

Dr. Greenberg and team encourage you to visit the Braces Brigade blog to read these great and informative blogs—who knows, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two! As always, don’t hesitate to give us a call at our Altadena office if you have any questions about the Braces Brigade or your own orthodontic treatment with Dr. Greenberg!

Have a great weekend!

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Dr. Greenberg wants to know: Will you be a part of the Braces Brigade?


Calling all our wonderful current and former patients at Pasadena’s Greenberg Orthodontics: how would you like to blog about your experience in braces AND come away with a cool $100 American Express gift card? Thanks to the American Association of Orthodontists’ Braces Brigade campaign, you can do just that!

To complete your Braces Brigade application, you’ll need to provide:

* Name
* Age – Must be 14 years of age or older
* E-mail
* Phone number
* Stage of orthodontic treatment
* A photo of your braces/smile
* A sample blog post – picture yourself as a member of Braces Brigade and show off those blogging skills! (100-word minimum)

In your blog, feel free to answer questions such as:

• Why did you decide to get orthodontic treatment at Dr. Greenberg’s office?
• What advice would you share with other orthodontic patients?
• What does it feel like to get braces on?
• What foods do you miss the most?
• What new foods have you discovered?
• Do your friends have braces or retainers?
• Where is the first place you’re going to show off your new, beautiful smile?
• How has your new smile changed your life?

All applicants must either be an orthodontic patient of Dr. Greenberg or the parent of a patient. If you’re under 18, your parent must fill out a consent form along with your application.

We strongly encourage you to apply for the Braces Brigade this summer! Have a GREAT rest of the week!

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Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics at the 110th AAO Annual Session


If you know Dr. Greenberg, you know her goal is to give her patients a fun, educational, beneficial orthodontic experience, resulting in a smile that they are excited to share. One of the many ways she achieves that goal is by attending important conferences and lectures. You see, continuing education is an important part of Dr. Greenberg’s work as an orthodontist in Pasadena. With continuing education she is able to stay on the cutting edge of current orthodontic treatments and always offer her patients the most sophisticated treatment options.

This past Saturday through Tuesday, Dr. Greenberg and our entire team attended the 110th AAO Annual Session in Washington D.C., an opportunity for us to mingle with dental experts and some of the sharpest orthodontic specialists in the world. The AAO Annual Session is always an educational event that is one of the largest orthodontic conventions on the planet – and one that allows Dr. Greenberg to stay up-to-date on all the latest technologies and orthodontic treatment options available. This, in turn, allows her to give you, our wonderful patients, the best treatment experience possible.

A proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Greenberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is currently a member of several orthodontic groups, organizations, and study clubs, including AAO, PCSO, CDA, SGVDS, and Damon Study Club. She is also serving in the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society as their vice president and is the Community Health Chairperson.

Isn’t it nice to know you have a complete dental expert taking care of your perfecting your smile?

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