Common Problems

Orthodontic Specialists in Costa Mesa, CA

Your teeth deserve to be completely healthy and beautiful. Here at Starnes Orthodontics, we strive to give each and every one of our patients personalized care to help them achieve their best smile. When it comes to your teeth, you should feel confident that you are receiving the best treatment and care. Our orthodontist, Dr. Starnes, has the experience to correct the following common orthodontic problems with the wide range of treatments available at our Newport Beach office.

Common Types Of Orthodontic Problems

  • Crossbite: Crossbite occurs when the jaw is misaligned and the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. With orthodontic care, crossbites can be easily taken care of.
  • Crowding: When there is lack of room in your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally, teeth crowding occurs. If taken care of soon enough, tooth removal can be avoided and the problem can be corrected by expansion.
  • Overbite: An overbite is characterized by the upper front teeth extending out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. This is commonly fixed with the help of braces, Invisalign, and other orthodontic treatments.
  • Openbite: In this type of bite, the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap, impairing proper chewing. This can cause a number of unwanted problems and habits that you will want to get taken care of as soon as possible.
  • Underbite: An underbite is a condition in which the lower teeth and jaw extend out in front of the upper teeth, and can be fixed with proper orthodontic care.
  • Spacing: Spacing problems include natural gaps and spaces caused by missing teeth. In our orthodontic office, we deal with spacing issues regularly, and we are happy to help whether it is a health issue or simply cosmetic.
  • Upper Front Teeth Protrusion: When the upper teeth extend too far forward, your bite is impacted and won’t function properly. Braces or other appliances may be utilized to help move your teeth.
  • Unmatched Dental Midlines: When your dental midlines aren’t matched, the back bite does not fit or match appropriately, and if not taken care of, this problem can negatively impact proper jaw and dental function.

Contact Your Orthodontist In Newport Beach

Healthy smiles need attention and care, and we are happy to provide this to each of our patients. Dr. Heidi Starnes, as well as the rest of our superior team, believes in personally tailoring treatment plans for each individual, ensuring that they receive quality orthodontic care. We love what we do and believe that happy smiles make happy lives. If you are ready to take the first step towards achieving optimal oral health, feel free to browse our contact page, give us a call at (949) 720-8145, or request an appointment online.