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Town Pride: Things We Love About the Communities We Work in!

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Cater Galante is proud to have orthodontic offices open in 3 beautiful locations in California. We were very deliberate with the locations we selected, being sure to make them convenient for lots of surrounding communities! El Dorado Hills Population: 42,108 El Dorado Hills, our newest location, is a versatile place that boasts recreation of all […]

Top 3 Reasons to Straighten Your Teeth

If eyes are windows to the soul, does that make teeth the front door? Whatever you want to call them, studies have shown that teeth are one of the most important features when it comes to first impressions and public perception. Here are three major reasons to invest in your teeth to get that red […]

Take care of your retainer – you want it to last a long time

You orthodontic treatment doesn’t end when your braces are removed. No matter what type of braces you have – Invisalign or metal wires – you will need a retainer to keep your new smile beautiful. The reason has to do with the anatomy of your jaw. To move your teeth, braces stretch and contract the […]

Getting Over the Under Bite: Invisalign for More Than Just Crooked Teeth

If you’ve ever considered Invisalign but were discouraged by the severity of your teeth issues, it could be time to reconsider! Did you know that Invisalign can be used to correct advanced problems such as overbites, underbites, malocclusion, crowding, and gaps in teeth? Invisalign is a popular alternative to braces because it can tackle these […]

Health benefits of straight teeth

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Many – perhaps most – people who want braces are motivated first by the desire for a better appearance. Nothing is more attractive than a smile with perfectly aligned, sparkling teeth. Correcting extreme misalignment can even enhance facial contours. Improving your appearance can boost your self-esteem, and that is certainly a valid reason for wanting […]

Gum health: Another reason to choose Invisalign

Like most orthodontists, our office is seeing more and more adults who want their teeth straightened. Contrary to the thinking of a generation or two ago, putting braces on adults’ teeth usually produces great results. For our adult patients, we always recommend Invisalign, or clear or invisible braces, over the other types of braces we […]

What is the difference between an orthodontist and a general dentist?

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An orthodontist is a dentist, but a general dentist is rarely an orthodontist. Both orthodontists and general dentists complete four years of dental school, after their bachelor’s degrees, and both are doctors of dentistry (with a DDS or its equivalent DMD degree). All dentists with this degree can be licensed to practice general dentistry. However, […]

5 Reasons Your Child May Need Early Orthodontic Intervention

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Parents ask us all the time whether they should have their child evaluated for orthodontic treatment even though they still have baby teeth. Our answer is always YES! Why do we want to see children even as young as age six? There are several reasons and here they are: 1.  They have a persistent thumb, […]

Space Age Technology Speeds up Treatment and Makes Braces More Comfortable

Just like technology has advanced our lives in so many ways, technology too has improved tremendously the design, shape, and function of today’s modern braces treatment. The braces today that most Orthodontists use worldwide are individually designed to move each and every tooth in your mouth in a specific manner. This means that every brace […]

The Shocking Truth About Your Smile

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Are you afraid to smile because of crooked teeth, missing teeth or yellowed and discolored teeth? The shocking truth is that over 1/3 of American adults are unhappy with their smile. This study, which was commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists, also discovered that 36% of American adults believe they would have a better […]

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