TMJ Disorder & Jaw Pain Treatment

Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics + Sleep Therapy in Altadena, CA believes in treating the whole patient and not just their mouths. With over 25 years of specialization in Dentofacial & Airway orthodontics, Board-certified expertise, compassion for care, and industry leading technology we design the best possible treatment plan to alleviate your TMJ Disorder to bring you towards long-term health and happiness. The most important thing to do before attempting to treat TMJ is to arrive at a proper diagnosis.

Some diagnosed cases of TMJ Disorder are severe and require more intensive treatment. These cases may require addressing a misaligned jaw bite, or repositioning teeth that are causing the uneven bite. Dentofacial removable orthodontic devices may be used for treatment if it is deemed appropriate. These same devices can assist in opening the airways for better breathing. We often find that addressing jaw discomfort can also allow us to help improve difficulty sleeping & sleep apnea.

Dr. Vickie Greenberg Board-Certified Orthodontist, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics has over 25 years experience specializing in airway orthodontics & dentofacial orthodontics. Dr. Greenberg is proud to be an active member of the American Academy of Orafacial Pain. The field of Orofacial Pain is concerned with the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of orofacial pain disorders. Such disorders may have pain and associated symptoms arising from a discrete cause, such as postoperative pain or pain associated with a malignancy or may be syndromes in which pain constitutes the primary problem, such as TMJ disorder pain, neuropathic pains or headaches. Orofacial pain is evolving; the scope of the field is enlarging. At the present time the orofacial pain encompasses:

  • Temporomandibular Joint disorders
  • Masticatory musculoskeletal pain
  • Cervical musculoskeletal pain
  • Neurovascular pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Sleep disorders related to orofacial pain
  • Orofacial Dystonias
  • Headaches
  • Intraoral, intracranial, extracranial, and systemic disorders that cause orofacial pain

Dr. Greenberg has demonstrated that many symptoms associated with TMJ Disorders can be improved with proper jaw & bite alignment. Often mandibular advancement can align the jaw, plus equilibrate the body. The jaw pain will alleviate, and the entire body will be better aligned. Dr. Greenberg’s office employs state-of-the-art technology to diagnose & treat TMJ jaw pain, breathing related sleep issues & dentofacial enhancements.

Patients throughout Southern California seek out Dr. Greenberg’s non-invasive, non-surgical & pain free solutions for their jaw pain, sleep problems or breathing issues. Dr. Greenberg uses her vast experience, modern training & state-of-the-art technology to help her patients breathe better, sleep better & improve their overall well-being. Schedule a complimentary consultation today with Dr. Vickie Greenberg to address your TMJ Disorder, Jaw Pain or related issues.

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