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Glendale, CA’s Favorite Orthodontist For Braces, Invisalign & Orthodontic Treatment

Specializing In Braces & Invisalign In Glendale, Burbank, La Crescenta, La Canada, Tujunga, Los Angeles, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena & Sunland, CA

Glendale orthodontist, Dr. Brian Bergh of Bergh Orthodontics offers the most advanced braces for children, teens and adults, including metal braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, lingual braces, clear ceramic braces and orthodontic treatment.

For a complimentary, no-obligation consultation for braces at our conveniently located Glendale, CA orthodontic office, call 818.242.1173 today! Come experience Bergh Orthodontics and you will see we offer the best braces and orthodontic treatment with a smile to patients in our local community, including Glendale, CA, Burbank, CA, La Crescenta, CA, La Canada, CA, Tujunga, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA, Altadena, CA and Sunland, CA.

Learn about the types of braces and orthodontic treatment available at Bergh Orthodontics.

Invisalign & Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Braces In Glendale CAInvisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign. Not all patients are candidates for Invisalign treatment and should seek a orthodontist who recognizes the capabilities of Invisalign.

Glendale orthodontist, Dr. Bergh has 15 years experience changing lives with smiles created with Invisalign. Not only has Dr. Bergh received the Elite Preferred Provider award from Invisalign; for the past two years, he has been teaching his colleagues to change lives with smiles created with Invisalign.

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Lingual Braces

Hidden Lingual Braces In Glendale CALingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth and therefore the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.

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Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional Metal Braces In Glendale CAMetal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

 

 

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Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear Ceramic Braces In Glendale CACeramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

 

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Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

Braces For Adults & Children Glendale CAWhat is the advantage of two-phase orthodontic treatment?
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. The major advantage of a two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, esthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.

What if I put off orthodontic treatment?
The disadvantage of waiting for complete eruption of permanent teeth and having only one phase of treatment for someone with a jaw discrepancy is facing the possibility of a compromised result that may not be stable.

First Phase Treatment:
Your foundation for a lifetime of beautiful teeth The goal of first phase treatment is to develop the jaw size in order to accommodate all the permanent teeth and to relate the upper and lower jaws to each other. Children sometimes exhibit early signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. An upper and lower jaw that is growing too much or not enough can be recognized at an early age. If children after age 6 are found to have this jaw discrepancy, they are candidates for early orthodontic treatment.

Planning now can save your smile later
Because they are growing rapidly, children can benefit enormously from an early phase of orthodontic treatment utilizing appliances that direct the growth relationship of the upper and lower jaws. Thus, a good foundation can be established, providing adequate room for eruption of all permanent teeth. This early correction may prevent later removal of permanent teeth to correct overcrowding and/or surgical procedures to align the upper and lower jaws. Leaving such a condition untreated until all permanent teeth erupt could result in a jaw discrepancy too severe to achieve an ideal result with braces.

Making records to determine your unique treatment
Orthodontic records will be necessary to determine the type of braces to be used, the duration of treatment time, and the frequency of visits. Records consist of models of the teeth, X-rays, and photographs.

Resting Period
In this phase, the remaining permanent teeth are allowed to erupt. Retaining devices are not usually recommended since they may interfere with eruption. It is best to allow the existing permanent teeth some freedom of movement while final eruption of teeth occurs. A successful first phase will have created room for teeth to find an eruption path. Otherwise, they may become impacted or severely displaced.

Monitoring your teeth’s progress
In other words, at the end of the first phase of treatment, teeth are not in their final positions. This will be determined and accomplished in the second phase of treatment. Selective removal of certain primary (baby) teeth may be in the best interest of enhancing eruption during this resting phase. Therefore, periodic recall appointments for observation are necessary, usually on a six-month basis.

Second Phase Treatment: Stay healthy and look attractive
The goal of the second phase is to make sure each tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. When this equilibrium is established, the teeth will function together properly.

Movement & Retention
At the beginning of the first phase, orthodontic records were made and a diagnosis and treatment plan established. Certain types of appliances were used in the first phase, as dictated by the problem. The second phase is initiated when all permanent teeth have erupted, and usually requires braces on all the teeth for an average of 24 months. Retainers are worn after this phase to ensure you retain your beautiful smile.

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Early Orthodontic Treatment

Braces For Children Glendale CAThe American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child see an orthodontic specialist by age seven. Children at younger ages (7-11 yrs) offer the most opportunities to utilize important growth stages to intercept or correct common dental and jaw problems. We find the children to be extremely cooperative, fun to work with and very willing to assist in making changes in their smiles.

It’s best for your child to be seen by orthodontist, Dr. Bergh of Glendale, CA by age 7. Dr. Bergh can evaluate the amount of room for the permanent teeth, the growth of the jaws, and any functional problems that might exist.

Orthodontist, Dr. Bergh has trained extensively in the field of orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics, so you can be assured that your child is in the right hands for braces and orthodontic treatment.

There are many advantages to early orthodontic treatment and evaluation.

By age 7, the first permanent molars and incisors are usually in, and by that time bite problems can be recognized and assessed for correction. Crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be seen.

When treatment is started early, Dr. Bergh can guide the growth of your child’s jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth.

Benefits of early treatment can also correct the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems.

Early treatment will not only correct many major problems early, but can also simplify later treatment, too.

Not every child is in need of early orthodontic treatment, and is simply placed on a complimentary recall phase in our office. During this recall phase, a patient is seen at pre-determined intervals (usually every six to twelve months) so that Dr. Bergh can monitor the child’s dental development and jaw growth until orthodontic treatment is indicated.

Call us today at (818) 242-1173 to schedule a no-obligation, complimentary evaluation for your child. We’ll provide your child with a thorough examination, including the necessary diagnostic photographs and x-rays, all at no charge to you.

These records alone may cost you 100’s of dollars in other offices, and you might even need to set up a second appointment or go to an x-ray lab before even finding out how much braces will cost.

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Other Orthodontic Services

Surgical Orthodontics

Just as orthodontics repositions teeth, surgical orthodontics (also known as orthognathic surgery) corrects jaw irregularities to improve the patient´s ability to chew, speak, and breathe and for improved facial appearances. In other words, surgical orthodontics straightens your jaw. Moving the jaws also moves the teeth, so braces are always performed in conjunction with jaw correction. This helps make sure teeth are in their proper positions after surgery.

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case.

Who needs surgical orthodontics?
Our orthodontist will consider surgical orthodontic treatment for non-growing adult patients with improper bites and those with facial esthetic concerns. Jaw growth is usually completed by age 16 for girls and 18 for boys. All growth must be completed before jaw surgery can be performed. However the pre-surgical tooth movements can begin one to two years prior to these ages.

How does it work?
During your orthodontic treatment, which usually lasts 6-18 months, you wear braces and will visit our orthodontist for scheduled adjustments to your braces. As your teeth move with the braces, you may think that your bite is getting worse rather than better. However, when your jaws are placed into proper alignment during orthognathic surgery, the teeth will then fit into their proper positions.

Surgery is performed in the hospital with an oral surgeon, and can take several hours, depending on the amount and type of surgery needed. In lower jaw surgery, the jawbone behind the teeth is separated and the tooth-bearing portion is moved forward or backward, as needed. In upper jaw surgery, the jaw can be repositioned forward or backward, or the jaw can be raised or lowered. Certain movements may require the jaws to be separated, with bone added/removed to achieve the proper alignment and stability. Other facial bones that contribute to alignment may also be repositioned or augmented.

When you have completed surgery, you should be able to return to school or work within two weeks. After the necessary healing time (about 4-8 weeks), our orthodontist “fine-tunes” your bite. In most cases, braces are removed within 6 to 12 months following surgery. After your braces are removed, you will wear a retainer to maintain your beautiful new smile.

Dentofacial Orthopedics

You may have noticed that Dr. Brian Bergh specializes in “Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.” While most people have heard of orthodontics, many are confused by the “dentofacial orthopedics” part of the title. We can explain!

Every orthodontist starts out in dental school. Upon completion of dental school, some graduates immediately go into practice as dentists. Others choose to pursue a dental specialty, which requires additional schooling during a two- to three-year residency program. There are nine specialties sanctioned by the American Dental Association.

Some you are likely familiar with are Pediatric Dentistry (dentistry for children), Periodontics (dentistry focusing on the gums), and Oral Surgery.

One of the nine specialties is “Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.” You probably know that an orthodontist straightens teeth, and indeed: “ortho” comes from the Greek for “straight” or “correct,” and “dontic” from the Greek for “teeth.” But what about dentofacial orthopedics? “Dentofacial” is “teeth” plus “face” while “ortho” again means “straight” and “pedic” is from the Greek for “child.”

Essentially, while orthodontics entails the management of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. In both cases, appliances are frequently used – the more familiar braces for orthodontics, and other specialized appliances like headgear and expanders depending on what facial abnormalities are present. Sometimes orthopedic treatment may precede conventional braces, but often the two are accomplished at the same time. So if your child gets braces and headgear, he’s undergoing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics!

Because Dr. Brian Bergh is skilled in both areas, he/she is able to diagnose any misalignments in the teeth and jaw as well as the facial structure, and can devise a treatment plan that integrates both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments.

Sleep Apnea

Are you drowsy during the day with no explanation? Do you snore loudly, or wake up breathless in the middle of the night? If so, you may be one of more than twelve million Americans affected by sleep apnea.

What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops periodically during sleep, as many as 20-30 times per hour. (“Apnea” is the Greek word for “without breath.”) If you suffer from sleep apnea, each time your breathing stops, the resulting lack of oxygen alerts your brain, which temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. Because the time spent awake is so brief, most people with sleep apnea don’t remember it – and many think they are getting a good night’s sleep. However, the constant wake-sleep-wake-sleep cycle precludes the deep sleep that refreshes the body, and sufferers are frequently drowsy during the day.

What are the signs of sleep apnea?
The following symptoms can indicate the presence of sleep apnea. If you notice one or more of these, give us a call, and we can refer you to a sleep apnea specialist.

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Loud snoring at night
  • Waking up at night short of breath
  • Snorting or choking sounds during the night (indicating a restart of breathing)
  • Headaches upon waking in the morning
  • Falling asleep unintentionally during the day
  • Extreme drowsiness throughout the day

Are there different types of sleep apnea?
There are three categories of sleep apnea. The most common is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and occurs due to a physical blockage, usually the collapsing of the soft tissue in the back of the throat. Less common is central sleep apnea (CSA), in which breathing stops because the muscles involved don’t receive the proper signal from the brain. And some people suffer from “mixed” or “complex” sleep apnea, which is a combination of obstructive and central.

What are risk factors for sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is more common in males than females, and more common in older adults (40 and up) than younger adults and children. However, anyone – regardless of gender or age – can suffer from sleep apnea. Other risk factors include obesity, smoking, drinking, use of sedatives or tranquilizers, high blood pressure, and family history. Central sleep apnea strikes most often in people with heart disorders, neuromuscular disorders, strokes, or brain tumors. It is also more common in males.

Is sleep apnea dangerous?
Sleep apnea is considered a serious medical problem and if left untreated can lead to high blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart failure and stroke. The ongoing state of fatigue caused by sleep apnea can lead to problems at work or school, as well as danger when operating cars or other heavy machinery. Sleep apnea can also cause complications with medication or surgery: sedation by anesthesia can be risky, as can lying flat in bed after an operation. If you know or suspect you suffer from sleep apnea, alert any doctors who prescribe medication or advise surgery.

How is sleep apnea treated?
Treatments range widely and depend on the severity of the problem and the type of apnea. Basic treatment can be behavioral – for instance, patients are instructed to lose weight, stop smoking, or sleep on their sides instead of on their backs. Beyond that, oral devices can be used to position the mouth in such a way that prevents throat blockage. In more severe cases, surgery may be the best option.

What should I do if I suspect that someone in my family suffers from sleep apnea?
Give us a call, and we can refer you to a sleep apnea specialist. The specialist may recommend a “sleep study” to diagnose the precise extent of the problem, and can prescribe appropriate treatment. Depending on your situation, treatment may involve an oral device that we can custom-create for you.

Digital Impressions

No more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using an iTero™ scanner our orthodontist can take a highly accurate digital impression. The new technology completely eliminates the tray and putty impressions where the experience is comparable to stuffing a big wad of gum in your mouth. The old technique is incredibly unpleasant and frequently results in taking multiple rounds of impressions that can be rejected, broken, or misplaced. The iTero scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.

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Emergency Care For Your Braces

Emergency Orthodontic CareIn case of an injury involving the face, mouth or teeth you should first contact your family dentist or an Emergency Room to care for any lacerations or loose teeth. After needed X-rays or treatment, contact us for any necessary appliance repair.

True orthodontic emergencies are very rare, but when they do occur we are available to you.

As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. We will set up a time to resolve the condition.

After routine business hours, call the office at 818-242-1173 and you will be directed how to contact the doctor or a clinical staff member.

Braces Repair Appointments

It is very important to let us know if you have a loose or broken bracket or appliance even if you should have an appointment already scheduled.

To prevent a longer time wearing braces, try to avoid breakages and be sure to call immediately should a breakage occur.

Although more than 95% of our patients go through treatment without ever having a problem arise, we have several times each day set aside to accommodate your needs should they arise.

Please call the office at 818-242-1173.

First Aid – Solutions to Minor Problems

You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to temporarily solve many problems yourself until you schedule an appointment with our office. When working with your appliances, you need to know the names of the parts of your appliances so you are able to identify what part is broken or out of place. After alleviating your discomfort, it is very important that you still call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may result in disruptions in your treatment plan.

General Soreness

How To Relieve Sore Mouth After BracesWhen you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days. This can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm saltwater mouthwash. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in 8 ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously. Placing Orabase on the affected area may help; this can be found in a pharmacy. If the tenderness is severe, take aspirin or whatever you normally take for headache or similar pain.

The lips, cheeks and tongue may also become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen and become accustomed to the surface of the braces. You can put wax on the braces to lessen this. We’ll show you how!.

Headgear
orthodontic HeadgearSometimes headgear discomfort is caused by not wearing the headgear as instructed by our orthodontist. Please refer to the instructions provided by our orthodontist. If the facebow is bent, please call our office for assistance. Surprisingly, the headgear may hurt less as it’s worn more, so be sure you’re getting in the prescribed hours.

 

Loose Appliance
how to fix loose bracesIf your appliance is poking you, place wax on the offending part of your appliance.

 

 

Loose Bracket
Loose Bracket On BracesUsing a tweezer, try to put your wire back into place. If doing this and using wax doesn’t help, as a last resort use a small fingernail clipper to clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If your discomfort continues, place wax on it.

 

Loose Wire
Loose Wire On BracesUsing a tweezer, try to put your wire back into place. If doing this and using wax doesn’t help, as a last resort use a small fingernail clipper to clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If your discomfort continues, place wax on it.

 

Poking Wire
Poking Wire On BracesUsing a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it to alleviate the discomfort.

 

 

Repair Appointments

Make An Appointment To Fix My Braces Glendale CAIt is very important to let us know if you have a loose or broken bracket or appliance even if you should have an appointment already scheduled.

To prevent a longer time wearing braces, try to avoid breakages and be sure to call immediately should a breakage occur.

Although more than 95% of our patients go through treatment without ever having a problem arise, we have several times each day set aside to accommodate your needs should they arise.

Please call the office at 818-242-1173.

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Glendale, CA 91202
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Dr. Brian Bergh, our award-winning Glendale, CA orthodontist offers the most advanced braces for children, teens and adults, including metal braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, lingual braces and clear braces. Come experience Bergh Orthodontics and you will see we offer the best bracesand orthodontic treatment with a smile to patients in our local community, including Glendale, CA, Burbank, CA, La Crescenta, CA, La Canada, CA, Tujunga, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA, Altadena, CA and Sunland, CA. Call 818.242.1173 today for your complimentary, no-obligation consultation for braces at our conveniently located orthodontics office in Glendale, CA!
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