TMJ: What Is It? What Causes It?

Cater Galante TMJ Pain

So what exactly is TMJ?  Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also referred to as TMJ or TMD is a set of conditions that cause pain in an area of the jaw and may cause problems within the jaw that can affect one’s ability to eat, chew, and even speak. According to reports put out by the National […]

Invisalign Teen® Could Your Teen Benefit?

Invisalign Clear Aligners and how they're used with Invisalign attachments

Traditional braces are a thing of the past! With Invisalign Teen® you don’t have to use metal braces in order to get that smile you’ve always wanted! Gone are the days of worrying about the discomfort of wires and brackets getting in the way of playing sports or an instrument! With Invisalign Teen®, a series […]

Waking Up Angry and in Pain? It May Not Be Your Fault!

Cater Galante Bruxism Pain

It’s estimated that over 60 million Americans grind their teeth each night. Bruxism is a condition categorized by grinding, gnashing or clenching your teeth. You are more susceptible to engage in grinding or clenching your teeth at night while you sleep and are completely unaware you’re even doing it. This is known as sleep bruxism. […]

Does Your Child Suffer from Sleep Apnea? Orthodontic Expansion Appliances Could Help!

Cater Galante Childhood Sleep Apnea

Childhood Sleep Apnea is usually described as a restriction of air movement and volume while a child is breathing. Rapid Maxillary Expansion appliances were first described in the 1880’s and consisted of a simple non-removable orthodontic appliance that young children would wear and could be adjusted by their parents. The orthodontic expansion appliances are used […]