Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that can treat a number of oral problems. When you visit Coastal Orthodontic Care, our orthodontist will evaluate your oral health and any developing problems. Our treatments can help correct or prevent many problems that would require more extensive treatment later in life. Dr. Lautt is also available for orthodontic emergencies. We invite you to learn more about common orthodontic problems in Ventura, California, by contacting our office at 805-650-1080 and scheduling an appointment with our orthodontist.

We are committed to treating all of your orthodontic problems so you can reach a smile that is straighter, healthier, more functional, and more attractive. Some of the most common orthodontic problems we see at our office include the following:

Overbite

In an overbite, the upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth. This sometimes causes the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.

Underbite

An underbite occurs when the lower jaw extends out, resulting in the lower front teeth sitting in front of the upper front teeth.

Open Bite

An open bite is characterized by upper and lower front teeth that do not overlap. This often causes problems with proper chewing, and it may also contribute to other unwanted habits like tongue thrusting.

Crossbite

In a crossbite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. This may result in tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

In this type of bite, the upper teeth extend too far forward or the lower front teeth do not extend far enough forward. This can impact both the appearance and function of the teeth.

Dental Midlines Not Matched

This orthodontic problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match correctly, and it may negatively impact the jaw and proper dental function.

Orthodontic Emergencies

In many cases, emergencies consist of broken braces bracket or wires, and other problems with your oral appliance. To prevent damage or treatment set-back, visit our orthodontist as soon as possible.

To discover how our skilled orthodontist is able to treat these and other common orthodontic problems, we invite you to contact us today!