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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The Fotona Laser-A Non-Surgical Approach to Orthodontics

A wonderful thing about being an Orthodontist is getting to use all of the latest and best technological advances!

Surgery is scary for many, and it’s great being able to offer my patients the opportunity to fix orthodontic problems without the using surgery. Fear of surgery prevents many people from receiving the care they need to ensure their oral health. By offering non-invasive Fotona laser treatments, we can avoid surgery and improve the quality of our patient’s lives.

Fotona NightLase for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition which causes the sufferer to struggle with breathing during sleep. It can wake you up several hundred times a night without you even being aware of it. But your partner probably is- because most notably it causes snoring. This can be disruptive to the snorer and their partners.

There are treatment options available for sleep apnea. The CPAP machine is the most well-known treatment. It is apparatus that connects a breathing machine, through tubes, into the airway of the patient. It forces air into the lungs, which diminishes the sleep disruptions.

The machines can be loud and cumbersome though, not to mention expensive. People often have trouble falling asleep while being hooked up to it.

Other options include custom made mouth guards, or surgery. The mouth guards can also hinder sleep, and people try to avoid invasive surgery, which can involve bleeding and scarring.

It is very exciting to offer the Fotana NightLase to my patients. It is a non-invasive option that can last for up to a year. The procedure is simple and effective, but still very gentle on the patient’s mouth.

The Fotona laser works by applying lasers to the soft tissues of the palate. This contracts the collagen, making for a firmer palate and therefore less obstruction in the airway.

The procedure is done 3 times over the course of six weeks. The affects last for up to a year, and the treatment can be repeated. It is safe, gentle, and highly effective. Best of all, it involves no invasive surgery, chemicals, or annoying breathing machines.

Fotona Laser for Tooth Whitening

Another exciting aspect of the Fotona laser is its ability to aid in tooth whitening procedures. It is the quickest, gentlest, and least invasive of teeth whitening options currently available.

It uses a unique wavelength (Er:YAG) that has a high absorption rate in water. This means the gel used for whitening your teeth does not heat up enough to cause damage to your tooth or the pulp.

It is extremely effective, minimally invasive, and causes no damage to your teeth or the pulp of your teeth.

Cutting Edge Technology in our Office

We pride ourselves for being able to offer our patients non-invasive and painless treatment options for their orthodontic needs. We know that any surgery can be scary and painful, and many people avoid it altogether.

You deserve to have a healthy and functional mouth and smile! If you’re suffering with Sleep Apnea and snoring, and are hesitant to purchase a CPAP machine, or simply want a brighter whiter smile without any damage to your teeth, make an appointment with our office today!

We offer free consultations to our first time patients. Call and schedule today at (626) 798-7645. I am Board Certified and have over 25 years of experience. My number one priority is providing successful treatments, with the maximum level of comfort possible to all of my patients. Our office is located in Altadena, and we serve patients from Pasadena and all over the San Gabriel Valley.

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Pasadena’s Leading Sleep Therapy Specialist Dr. Vickie Greenberg

Pasadena Orthodontist Dr. Vickie Greenberg, specializes in TMJ Jaw Pain and Sleep Therapy. Issues with sleeping can be catalyst for a diminished healthy lifestyle, and that is why she has made sleep therapy a focal point of her orthodontics practice.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a condition which causes difficulties in breathing during sleep. The sufferer can wake up several times during the night, sometimes 30 times an hour without being aware of it, and the condition is often accompanied by snoring.

Sleep Apnea can be detrimental to your health. The patient isn’t often aware of these sleep disruptions, as they happen so quickly. These disruptions become more obvious the next day, since they lead to drowsiness, irritability, difficulties with concentrating, and other life interruptions caused by constant fatigue.

Waking up several hundred times a night, even if you’re unaware of it, can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can lead to more serious consequences, such as heart attack or stroke.

It’s unhealthy to have your breathing interrupted like this. Snoring can be difficult for a relationship, and the repercussions can cause many undesirable consequences to your lifestyle and health. Fortunately there are a number of treatment options available for Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg prefers to look at the big picture in her Sleep Apnea cases. As with any health problem, every case is different.  She believes that different treatments work for different people, and is excited about some new options available, like the Fotona Laser.

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

The most commonly known treatment option for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine. It is a mask and apparatus that you wear while you sleep. It works by increasing the air pressure in your throat so that the airway doesn’t collapse upon exhaling, which is what causes the snoring.

CPAP machines can be quite effective for snoring and sleep apnea. Some people find the apparatus cumbersome and noisy, and it may difficult to fall asleep with the mask and machine attached. For light sleepers, this solution may not be a solution at all, but more of a hindrance. They can be very effective for those who can adjust to them however.

Another treatment option is a fitted mouthpiece, also to be worn during sleep. They work by repositioning the jaw or tongue so that the airway is not obstructed. These can be effective also. They may be more desirable than the cumbersome mask and tube and machine that a CPAP consists of, and may be sufficient for many cases.

A newer approach to treating Sleep Apnea is the Fotona Laser. This technology is cutting edge, and Dr. Greenberg utilizes it for several procedures in her practice. This is a non-surgical “rejuvenating” laser, which tightens the tissue in the palate by enhancing collagen. This widens out the airway, lessening the source of the airway obstruction that causes the snoring.

Which Option is Best for You

Dr. Greenberg looks at each Sleep Apnea cases individually. Every patient is different, with different lifestyles, and different consequences as a result of their Sleep Apnea. A treatment that works beautifully for one patient may not be desirable or effective for another. And every patient deserves the personalized and unique care that is necessary to improve the quality of their sleep and lives.

There is no reason to keep suffering with difficulties in sleeping! Snoring can be difficult for entire families, and so can constant fatigue, which leads to other health issues.

If you have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, or think you may have a sleep Apnea Diagnosis, make an appointment with Dr. Vickie Greenberg today! She offers free consultations to first time visitors. She is located in Pasadena, and serves patients from Altadena, and all over the San Gabriel Valley. So call today at (626) 798-7645, and start sleeping better tomorrow!

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Invisalign Special for Spring Break!

 

The sun is shining and Spring is finally in the air! Now is a great time to schedule your Invisalign treatment-just in time for summertime smiles!

When you schedule now, and mention the promo word SpringBreak, you’ll receive a 500$ discount off your treatment.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg is a Diamond Status Invisalign provider-she completes up to 400 Invisalign cases a year! Whether you’ve had Invisalign treatment in the past, or you’re brand new to Invisalign, you’ll definitely be in the right hands with Dr. Greenberg.

Best Technology in Orthodontics

People often put off necessary orthodontic treatment because it seems like a time consuming hassle. Dr. Greenberg understands that your time is valuable, and that you don’t wish to spend hours and hours sitting in a dentist chair. That’s why she possesses some of the best equipment there is-to make your life easier!

One thing we can all agree on is that the old way of getting teeth impressions was no fun. You would open your mouth as wide as you could, and have some goopy substance shoved in there. It was extremely uncomfortable, and could even make you gag.

No more! Dr. Greenberg uses the iTero Digital Scanner to take 3D images of your teeth.  No goopy substance, no gagging, and beautiful 3D images within minutes! She simply waves a wand all around your mouth, and just like that she can see all of the bones of your teeth and jaw, and therefore design a treatment plan that will be effective and accurate. In a much shorter amount of time!

A Compassionate and Caring Orthodontist

Taking care of your health is a personal thing. Everyone has different expectations from each of their care providers, and it’s important to find the right health care specialist for you.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg believes in a holistic approach to her orthodontics practice-she takes into account the entire lifestyle of each patient, not just the state of their teeth. She understands that one size does NOT fit all, and will work closely with you to ensure that you’re getting the best you can from orthodontic treatment-from YOUR perspective.

She is warm and welcoming with a compassionate approach, but she takes your care seriously. She is a Board Certified orthodontist, and works diligently to further her training and expertise with workshops and training programs.

If you’re looking for an orthodontist friendly enough to put you at ease, yet professional enough to know you’re in good hands, then your search is over!

Schedule with the Best Orthodontist in Pasadena

Dr. Greeenberg is located in Pasadena, and she serves patients all over the San Gabriel Valley, including Altadenda. She specializes in Sleep Therapy and TMJ jaw pain, and is a Diamnod Status Invisalign Provider. She is warm and compassionate, but never settles for anything less than the best possible results for each of her patients. Schedule your appointment today, and get ready to smile big (inside and out!) when Summer arrives! Call (626) 798-7645 to have any and all of your questions answered. Dr. Greenberg and her team are excited to meet you. Don’t forget to mention the promo word SpringBreak!

 

 

 

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Best Orthodontic Technology in Pasadena

Orthodontics is so much more than metal braces on a teenager. With advances in technology, and a deeper understanding of how the body works in synergy with itself, orthodontics can be used to treat a myriad of issues other than crooked teeth.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg works passionately to improve not just the smiles, but the lifestyles of her patients. She is a Diamond Status Invisalign provider, having completed thousands of Invisalign cases in her impressive 25 year career.

She specializes in TMJ and Jaw Pain, as well as Sleep Therapy, and she credits much of her success in these specialties to the superior technology she invested in for her practice.

Here is an overview of some of Dr. Greenbergs technology, and how she uses it in her orthodontics practice for issues other than straightening teeth.

Technology for TMJ and Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) or Jaw Pain is one of those things that you don’t truly understand until you’ve experienced it yourself. It can be extremely painful, making it difficult to chew, swallow, or speak, and can decrease the quality of your life.

The i-Cat FLX, amazing imaging technology, can detect the issues that are causing your jaw pain more efficiently and accurately than older imaging technology ever could. The images are clear, precise, and extremely detailed. This makes it much easier for Dr. Greenberg to create a very specific and detailed treatment plan to eliminate your TMJ effectively, and for good.

Technology for Sleep Therapy and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition marked by difficulties with breathing during sleep, and it is often diagnosed because of excessive snoring.  Snoring is joked about in comic strips and sitcoms, but it’s actually a serious condition that can be detrimental to one’s health.

Sleep Apnea is usually caused by an obstruction in the airway, making it difficult to breathe. When this happens during sleep, the patient will stop breathing altogether momentarily, sometimes as often as hundreds of times a night!

The patient may not be aware of this happening at the time, but will feel the results in the form of fatigue, inability to concentrate, irritability, and all the other things that can happen when you don’t get a good night’s sleep.

Dr. Greenberg specializes in sleep therapy, and she uses the Fotona Laser for many of her cases. It’s a laser gentle enough to use on the soft tissues of the mouth, and she can tighten the skin in the soft palate in order to reduce that constriction of the airway. It is safe, painless, and the results can last for up to a year.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg-The Best Orthodontist in Pasadena and Altadena

When it comes to technology in the Orthodontics profession, Dr. Vickie Greenberg has raised the bar. She is constantly looking out for the cutting-edge equipment that is going to make her job easier, and her patients lives better.

Dr. Greenberg favors a holistic approach to her practice-she treats the whole patient, not just their mouths. Any sort of medical treatment is easier to undergo if you have a compassionate and sympathetic Doctor, and you’ll find no one more caring and eager to help you than Dr. Greenberg.

She serves patients all over the San Gabriel Valley, including Altadena and Pasadena. She offers free consultations, and looks forward to getting to know you. Schedule your appointment today at (626) 798-7645, and start smiling brighter tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

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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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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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The i-Cat FLX-Superior Imaging Equipment

One of the things that sets Dr. Vickie Greenberg apart from other Orthodontists is her superior technology. Dr. Geenberg specializes in non-invasive orthodontic techniques to treat everything from TMJ to Sleep Apnea, and the best technology makes that simpler and easier.

Her latest acquisition is the i-Cat FLX. It’s cutting-edge technology that helps to evaluate and diagnose even the most complicated cases with speed and efficiency. Read on to learn more about how this technology makes life easier for Dr. Greenberg’s patients!

Airway Orthodontics and The i-Cat FLX

Airway orthodontics is a subfield of orthodontic treatment that helps to improve the overall health of each patient, of any age group. It focuses on the body’s oxygen intake in connection with the structure of the facial structure, including the mouth, jaws, and teeth-hence the name, Airway Orthodontics.

The i-Cat FLX is imaging technology that produces 3D pictures of the entire mouth structure. Dr. Greenberg can see what’s going on behind the scenes in your mouth-from your teeth down to the structure of your jaw.

What’s really great about this technology is it makes it easier for you to see and understand what’s happening, during your initial exam up until the final day of treatment. You don’t have to just take your orthodontists word for it anymore!

Sleep Apnea and The i-Cat FLX

Sleep Apnea is commonly detected as a snoring problem. Problems with heavy snoring go far beyond keeping your partner up at night-although that can definitely be a problem! Snoring can affect your entire lifestyle. When you snore heavily, you’re not getting sufficient oxygen for restful productive sleep, which can lead to fatigue, lack of focus, and moodiness.

The i-Cat FLX can project images of not only your teeth and jaw, but your nasal passages all the way down to your throat. This advantage makes it easier to diagnose and treat Sleep Apnea more quickly and efficiently than ever before.

TMJ and The i-Cat FLX

TMJ, or Jaw Pain, is one of those things you don’t really understand until you’ve suffered through it yourself. TMJ can be a hindrance at best, and almost debilitating at its worst. It can hinder your ability to eat, and the pain can be distracting and make life difficult to manage.

TMJ and Jaw Pain can be caused by countless factors, and the i-Cat FLX can detect these issues more efficiently and accurately than other imaging technology. The images are clear, precise and detailed, making it easier for Dr. Greenberg to create a specific treatment plan for your TMJ, sometimes instantly!

If you’re in need of Airway Orthodontics, then Dr. Vickie Greenberg is the care provider you’ve been looking for! She has over 25 years of experience in the orthodontic field, and she favors a holistic approach in her practice-she treats the whole patient, not just their mouths. She is compassionate, caring, and approachable-but her expertise and professionalism is second to none.

Dr. Greenberg is considered one of the best orthodontists in the San Gabriel Valley. She treats patients of all ages and no case is too complicated. Give us a call today, and let’s get you on the road to optimum orthodontic health!

 

 

 

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The Amazing Fotana Laser!

Fotona laser with white background

One of the best things about being in the orthodontics field is getting to utilize all of the latest and best technological advances!

Surgery is a daunting prospect, and it is gratifying to be able to offer my patients the opportunity to address certain orthodontic issues without the use of invasive surgical techniques. Fear of surgery prevents many people from receiving the care they need to ensure their oral and overall health. By offering non-invasive Fotona laser treatments, we can avoid surgery and improve the quality of our patient’s lives.

Fotona NightLase for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition which causes the sufferer to struggle with breathing during sleep. It can unknowingly wake you up several hundred times per night! And most notably it causes snoring. This can be disruptive to the snorer and their partners.

There are treatment options available for sleep apnea. The CPAP machine is the most well-known treatment. It is an apparatus that connects a breathing machine, through tubes, into the airway of the patient. It forces air into the lungs, which diminishes the sleep disruptions.

The machines can be loud and cumbersome though, and people often have trouble falling asleep while being hooked up to it.

Other options include custom made mouth guards, or surgery. The mouth guards can also hinder sleep, and people try to avoid invasive surgery, which can involve bleeding and scarring.

It is very exciting to offer the Fotana NightLase to my patients. It is a non-invasive option that can last for up to a year. The procedure is simple and effective, but still very gentle on the patient’s mouth.

The Fotona laser works by applying lasers to the soft tissues of the palate. This contracts the collagen, making for a firmer palate and therefore less obstruction in the airway.

The procedure is done 3 times over the course of six weeks. The affects last for up to a year, and the treatment can be repeated. It is safe, gentle, and highly effective. Best of all, it involves no invasive surgery, chemicals, or annoying breathing apparatus!

Fotona Laser for Tooth Whitening

Another exciting aspect of the Fotona laser is its ability to aid in tooth whitening procedures. It is the quickest, gentlest, and least invasive of teeth whitening options currently available.

It uses a unique wavelength (Er:YAG) that has a high absorption rate in water. This means the gel used for whitening your teeth does not heat up enough to cause damage to your tooth or the pulp.

The Fotona laser is extremely effective, minimally invasive, and causes no damage to your teeth, or the pulp of your teeth in the process of teeth whitening.

Cutting Edge Technology in our Office

We pride ourselves for being able to offer our patients non-invasive and painless treatment options for their orthodontic needs. We know that any surgery can be scary and painful, and many people avoid it altogether.

You deserve to have a healthy and functional mouth and smile! If you’re suffering with sleep apnea and snoring, and are hesitant to purchase a CPAP machine, or simply want a brighter whiter smile without any damage to your teeth, make an appointment with our office today!

We offer free consultations to our first time patients. I am Board Certified and have over 25 years of experience. My number one priority is providing successful treatments, with the maximum level of comfort possible to all of my patients.

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