Bite problems can be a real pain in the jaw

Jaw pain

We get a lot of patients who come into our orthodontic office with jaw pain and are hoping we can help. The good news is that often, we can! Typically the patients we get who have these problems are adults and the cause is most often bite problems. Why now? One of the common questions […]

Do some people have to wear braces twice?

Braces kids

While we at Cater Galante Orthodontics are passionate about straight teeth, we know the path to a beautiful smile can be quite a challenge at times. Which I think is why I occasionally get questions about the prospect of having to wear braces twice. But don’t be afraid! Today, I’m here to answer that question […]

Why should I take my child to an orthodontist?

Children orthodontist

A while back, I wrote a blog on when children should start seeing an orthodontist. Today, I want to talk about WHY it’s important to start bringing children in at a young age. As I discussed in my previous blog, according to the American Association of Orthodontics, your child should see an orthodontist at the […]

Permanent Retainers vs. Removable Retainers. Which is the right option for you?

permanent retainers

Whew–You’ve finally made it! After months of dedication you’ve taken care of your teeth and your braces are coming off. Congratulations! Unfortunately, you haven’t quite reached the end of the road just yet. Once your braces come off, it’s time to make some decisions about retainers. Retainers hold your teeth in place so they don’t […]