Sleep Therapy Specialist Dr. Vickie Greenberg

If you’ve ever experienced insomnia you know how tough it is to stay alert and focused the next day. If you suffer from Sleep Apnea and snoring, then you know how detrimental consistently poor sleep is for maintaining an active and productive lifestyle.

If you or your partner has been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, or your snoring has become an ongoing in issue in your household, read on to learn more about Sleep Therapy Specialist Dr. Vickie Greenberg and how she uses orthodontics to improve the sleeping patterns of her patients every single day.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a condition marked by consistent disruptions in breathing during sleep. This results in snoring, meaning not only does the patient experience poor sleep, but their partner as well.

When you don’t sleep well it’s really hard to stay focused on your daily activities. Your work may begin to suffer, as well as your relationships. There is a cumulative effect to poor sleep, and it’s best to take action sooner rather than later so that you can get back on course before your life becomes unmanageable.

Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Not only are these constant disruptions annoying and bad for your concentration the next day, they can also be dangerous for your health. It’s really hard on your heart to continuously stop and then restart breathing like that-some people experience hundreds of disruptions per night!

Ongoing untreated Sleep Apnea can lead to more serious consequences, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes.

Maybe you’ve heard of or had experience with a Cpap machine. It is apparatus that you wear during the night to force air into your lungs so that you don’t stop breathing. This treatment works well for some, but others find the machine cumbersome, loud, and sometimes even more annoying than the snoring itself.

Orthodontic Care for Sleep Apnea

Dr. Vickie Greenberg understands the importance of good sleep. She has dedicated much of her 25 years of experience as an Orthodontist learning to treat sleep disorders using non-invasive and non-surgical techniques.

Dr. Greenberg will conduct a thorough examination and interview to understand exactly how your sleep problems are presenting and design a treatment plan that will work for you and your lifestyle.

Dentofacial orthodontics uses Palatal expanders to widen the airway so that the passageway is no longer obstructed while you sleep. These are specifically designed to fit inside your mouth, so no noisy appliances or excess apparatus to deal with.

She also utilizes the Fotona Laser for Sleep Apnea patients; safe, gentle, painless laser technology used to tighten the palate and make for an unobstructed airway.

These are just 2 of the methods Dr. Greenberg uses to treat Sleep Apnea and snoring, that don’t involve surgery or intensive long term treatment. She enjoys a challenge, and thrives on creatively discovering ways to improve the sleep of her patients without surgery or extractions.

Many of her patients have come to her after being told surgery was necessary-and she found a way to avoid it.

Schedule with Dr. Greenberg Today

If you or a loved one is suffering from Sleep Apnea, Snoring, or poor sleep in general, schedule with Dr. Greenberg today. She favors a holistic approach in her practice-each patient is a whole person with their own goals and plans for treatment, not just a set of teeth. Located in Altadena she treats patients from Pasadena and all over the San Gabriel Valley. Don’t forego quality sleep another day, schedule your appointment now!

 

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HUGE Invisalign Discount for Students!

Have you always been curious about Invisalign®, but just never really got around to looking into it? Do you have a mild to moderate case of malocclusion and think Invisalign may be right for you? Are you a student with a valid ID?

This is your chance to score HUGE Savings on Invisalign treatment! From now through the end of November, Dr. Vickie Greenberg is offering a 500$ discount on Invisalign treatment for students with a valid ID.

Read on to learn more!

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign Clear Aligners consist of clear aligners that are tailored to fit perfectly over your teeth. In this way they slowly shift your teeth into the desired position.

The aligners are almost invisible, so no one even has to know that you’re going through treatment. They are a great option for working professionals, or students wishing to enhance their smiles discreetly.

Dr. Greenberg favors a holistic approach in her orthodontics practice-she focuses on a whole person approach, instead of just looking at each set of teeth. She wants to ensure you’re getting the right treatment, not just for your smile, but for your lifestyle and your long term health goals.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

If your malocclusion case is mild to moderate you may be a candidate for Invisalign treatment. If you are a busy student, or working professional wishing to enhance your smile discreetly, Invisalign could be a perfect treatment option.

It is important to be aware that compliance is really important in Invisalign treatment. The aligners must be worn in order to work, and it is recommended that you wear them up to 23 hours a day.

You can take the aligners out in order to eat and clean your teeth, which is not the case with braces. This means you won’t be restricted from certain foods, such as caramel or popcorn. Again, the important thing is to consistently replace the aligners when you’re finished!

Schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg today!

Dr. Vickie Greenberg is a Diamond Status Invisalign provider. She has successfully completed hundreds of Invisalign cases, not just for adults, but for teens and kids as well.

Dr. Greenberg has been an orthodontist for over 25 years. She has a compassionate and approachable manner that makes her patients feel instantly at ease. She understands that she isn’t just fixing teeth-she’s helping people improve the quality of their lives.

She has dedicated much of her career helping patients deal with sleep issues, as well as TMJ and Jaw Pain. A good night’s sleep and a life without pain are crucial to an overall healthy and active lifestyle.

If you are a student, or you know a student who may benefit from Invisalign treatment, give Dr. Greenbergs office a call today! She see’s patients of all ages in Altadena, as well as Pasadena and the surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley.

And remember, with a valid student ID you’ll receive a 500$ discount on your treatment if you start before December 1st!

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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.

Schedule with Dr. Greenberg Today!

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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Using Orthodontics to treat Sleep Apnea

Sleeping is one of the most important things we can do to keep our bodies and our mind functioning properly. Disturbances in sleep can be caused by Sleep Apnea, and Dr. Vickie Greenberg in Pasadena is on the forefront of using Orthodontics to treat it.

Read on to learn more about Sleep Apnea, and if an orthodontic approach may be right for you.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea causes difficulties in breathing during sleep. The person suffering may wake up several times during the night without being aware of it, and the condition is usually accompanied by snoring.

Sleep Apnea can be dangerous to your health. You won’t necessarily be aware of the sleep disruptions, though your partner probably will be. You will notice the affects the next day because they lead to drowsiness, irritability, difficulties with concentrating, and all of the other not so fun things that go along with poor sleep.

Waking up several times a night can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can lead to more serious consequences, such as heart attack or stroke.

It’s not healthy in the long or short term to have your breathing interrupted like this. Snoring is tough on 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 embraces a holistic approach to her Sleep Apnea cases. As with any health problem, each person is different.  Dr. Greenberg understands that different treatments work for different people, and is passionate about some new options available such as the Fotona Laser.

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

One option for sleep apnea that you’ve probably heard of is the CPAP machine. It consists of a mask and  wear while you sleep, connected to a breathing. 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.

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.

One approach Dr. Greenberg uses for treating sleep apnea is the Fotona Laser. 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 for Men

There are a lot of advertisements out there for Invisalign®. Most people have come across the clear aligners that help to straighten teeth. Those ads are often aimed towards teenagers, but the truth is adults can benefit from Invisalign aligners too-women and men.

Read on to learn about Invisalign, and if they may be right for you or the man in your life!

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Perhaps you had braces as a kid or teenager, but you never wore your retainer and your teeth have shifted around a little bit. Or maybe you did wear your retainer and your teeth shifted anyway. Or maybe you’re an adult who has never received orthodontic care, and you feel like it’s too late now.

It’s not! As you age, your teeth change. The structure of your jaw may relax, causing your teeth to change positions. Your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you when you smile, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to put your best face forward at all times.

More adults than ever are seeking out orthodontic care. One reason for that is the arrival of Invisalign, a discreet way to straighten your teeth. For men in the professional world, not wishing to show up for a business meeting with shiny metal braces for all to see, Invisalign is the perfect solution for undergoing orthodontic care.

How Invisalign Works

When you have an overbite, or malocclusion, it affects more than your smile. There can be health issues as well. A straight and even bite ensures that you’re chewing properly, and not causing damage to your teeth while doing so. Straight teeth go beyond your appearance- they contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

If you have a malocclusion that is mild to moderate, and you hope for your treatment to be unobtrusive and subtle, then Invisalign may be perfect for you.

Invisalign treatment consists of clear aligners that are specially designed to fit perfectly over your teeth. They slowly move your teeth into their desirable positions. As one set of aligners finishes their job, a new set of aligners will be prescribed. You can often arrange for your aligners to be shipped, so that you can complete your treatment with fewer trips to the orthodontist.

In this way you can undergo orthodontic treatment without intrusive metal braces, and countless trips to the orthodontics. They are streamlined to fit your lifestyle, so that you can complete treatment with minimal hassle and interruptions.

Schedule with Dr. Vickie Greenberg Today

Dr. Vickie Greenberg is a professional herself. She travels frequently to seminars and education groups in order to further her experience and expertise. She understands how important it is to portray a professional and healthy demeanor at all times in a professional setting.

She also embraces a holistic approach in her practice. She believes in treating the whole patient, and not just their teeth. Everyone has a different set of standards, and different reasons for seeking out treatment. For some people it’s about their health, for other’s it’s about their appearance. Regardless of your specific goals for undergoing orthodontic care, Dr. Greenberg will go out of her way to make sure that you get the care you deserve, and the results you desire.

Don’t wait another day to get the smile you deserve! Located in Pasadena, Dr. Greenberg treats patients from Altadena, and all of the surrounding communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Call (626) 798-7645 and schedule your appointment today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Vickie Greenberg-Specialist in Airway Orthodontics for Better Sleep

Dr. Vicki Greenberg favors a holistic approach to her orthodontics practice. She firmly believes in treating the whole patient-not just their teeth. A person is made up of much more than just the sum of their parts, and she works tirelessly to improve not only the smiles of her patients, but their entire lifestyles.

Airway Orthodontics is an aspect of orthodontics that is directly in tune with Dr. Greenbergs philosophy of practice. If you have trouble sleeping, and none of your treatment options have worked so far, Airway Orthodontics may be right for you.

What is Airway Orthodontics?

Airway Orthodontics is the practice of using orthodontic techniques in order to correct difficulties in breathing. Breathing easily and fully without difficulty is one of the most basic human functions that we take for granted-until we can’t do it properly.

Airway Orthodontics embraces the concept of non-extraction and non-invasive techniques. There are ways to improve the function of your mouth and airway without complicated surgeries or tooth extractions.

The central idea of airway orthodontics is that a properly functioning airway will contribute to an overall sense of wellness for the patient. When your jaw is out of alignment, air can’t flow properly. This may create difficulty in sleeping, snoring, headaches, and a myriad of other issues.

When your airflow is effective, you’re breathing better. You’ll sleep better, and wake up more rested and focused. For children especially, proper airflow during sleep is crucial. The brain is still developing and sufficient oxygen is imperative.

Two-Phase Treatment for Kids

Two-phase treatment is employed to ensure that the patient has proper face, jaw, and airway development. With proper treatment the patient can be set for life with a stable and functioning jaw, and therefore properly flowing airway.

The first phase for children is to develop the jaw size so that it can accommodate all of their future teeth. Too often children and adults have to suffer extractions later in the game because their jaws simply don’t have the space for them. Dr. Greenberg tries to avoid extractions whenever possible.

Using our iTero digital simulator, we can develop a plan for child to receive the proper treatment so that extractions and surgery can be avoided in the future. We make sure that there is room for all of the growing teeth in the mouth before they erupt.

The second phase of treatment occurs after all of the teeth have erupted. This phase involves making sure that each tooth is in the proper position in the mouth in alignment with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. This is where braces or Invisalign might come into play.

Overall Health and Wellness with Vicki Greenberg

Dr. Greenberg believes that the early detection of potential problems is a key to lifelong functionality of the mouth and jaw. With that functionality comes the ability to breathe easily, and therefore sleep and feel better.

She has great compassion and interest in every one of her patients, and she designs treatment plans to work for each individual. She has the latest technology in her office, and is constantly working to further her education and expertise.

Orthodontics isn’t just about having an even set of teeth for class pictures. It’s a method of treatment that can help to improve just about every aspect of your life. Breathing and sleeping are affected by the way your mouth and jaw are designed.

Let Dr. Vickie Greenberg design you the best possible mouth and jaw! Make an appointment today at (626) 798-7645,and prepare for a healthier happier tomorrow. We serve patients all over the San Gabriel area, from Altadena and Pasadena and all of its surrounding communities.

 

 

 

 

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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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Can Kids get Invisalign?

It’s a great time to be an orthodontist. Technology is improving so rapidly that it’s almost hard to keep up!

Dr. Greenberg is passionate about her career and she loves working with kids. That’s why she’s on the forefront of integrating Phase One Invisalign treatment for kids into her practice.

If your child is in need of orthodontics, and you dread the thought of braces, read on to learn more about Invisalign for kids!

Invisalign for Kids and Pre-Teens

Metal braces can be a pain. They’re a great for some though, and for decades they were the dominant force in orthodontic treatment for kids.

Technology is improving and Invisalign aligners are becoming more common. For years they’ve been geared towards adults and teens because they are practically invisible, and less embarrassing and tedious to wear as a working professional.

They have other qualities that benefit not just adults, but anyone who wears them. That’s why it’s so exciting that they’re becoming accessible and sensible for kids to wear as well.

Braces require a lot of maintenance for the wearer, such as keeping them clean and making sure the elastics are kept on. And let’s face it- kids aren’t the best at compliance!

Invisalign aligners don’t require as much cleaning, since you can take them out for eating and brushing your teeth. And they consist of less hardware, so there is less likelihood of breakages that require emergency trips to the orthodontist.

There are no food restrictions with Invisalign, another thing that younger patients have a hard time adjusting to, and the invasiveness of Invisalign in the mouth is very minimal compared to braces. Overall, Invisalign aligners are more streamlined and less tedious than braces for many people, especially kids.

Pioneering Phase One Invisalign

Dr. Greenberg has been a huge proponent of Invisalign for over a decade. She holds the impressive Diamond Status title as an Invisalign provider, and has completed hundreds of successful Invisalign cases in her career. It makes sense that she would be one of the first doctors to successfully integrate kids cases into her Invisalign practice.

Dr. Greenberg firmly believes that early evaluations for kids are imperative in order to avoid long term problems. “It is best for your kids to be evaluated around 7-8 years old before the permanent teeth are established”.

Early detection of potential problems can eliminate more complicated (and costly!) procedures in the future. The advent of Invisalign for kids is a fantastic new opportunity for families to receive better, easier, less invasive orthodontic treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Dr. Greenberg has a holistic approach to orthodontics. She believes in treating the whole patient, not just their mouths. Every patient is different, and has different needs and expectations.  For many patients, that means respecting and understanding that families lead hectic lives.

If you’re a family with more than one member undergoing orthodontic treatment, look no further! Dr. Greenberg and her office work tirelessly to ensure that the whole family can get their appointments in at the same time. There’s enough juggling to be done without having to orchestrate various trips to the orthodontist for various patients.

Dr. Greenberg serves patients all over the San Gabriel Valley, from Altadena and Pasadena and all the surrounding communities. If your kid is ready for orthodontic treatment, give us a call today-we truly look forward to working with you!

 

 

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