Common Problems

Fresno, Merced & Los Banos, CA Orthodontic Experts

Orthodontics Exclusively is committed to offering exceptional orthodontic treatment to residents of Fresno, Merced, and Los Banos, CA as well as the surrounding areas. Our three locations are proud to host an incredible group of doctors with a wide range of specialties and treatment options, including traditional braces and the Invisalign system.

Many patients are unsure which problems can be resolved through orthodontic treatment, and are pleased to find that our offices frequently handle a vast number of issues. If you are experiencing symptoms, or simply wish to improve the appearance of your smile, you may schedule an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation.

Common Orthodontic Issues Treated By Our Doctors

  • Underbite – An underbite is characterized by the extension of the lower jaw beyond the upper jaw. This results in the lower front teeth sitting in front of the upper teeth.
  • Spacing – Spacing problems are usually caused by missing teeth, and are typically only a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.
  • Upper Front Teeth Protrusion – This bite is characterized over extension of the upper teeth, or the lower teeth not extending far enough. This type of bite can impact the appearance and function of your teeth.
  • Crowding – Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, meaning tooth removal can be avoided.
  • Crossbite – When the rear upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, or fail to meet evenly, this is known as a crossbite. Untreated, this may cause tooth stratification, misaligned jaw growth, and premature wear on the biting surfaces of the teeth.
  • Overbite – The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. This can cause discomfort, and in some cases problems with chewing.
  • Openbite – Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. An openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.
  • Dental Midlines not Matched – This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

A Healthier, Brighter Smile Is Just An Appointment Away!

If you believe you may be experiencing these or any other issues, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with our Los Banos, Fresno and Merced orthodontists. All our offices accept Delta Dental, Cigna, and Premier orthodontics insurance. Our office is proud to be a top provider of orthodontic care, from braces and ClearCorrect, to complex orthognathic surgeries and treatment for TMJ disorder.

Please feel free to contact our office with any other questions you may have, or to schedule an appointment. Our team is more than happy to address any concerns and help you begin your treatment. We look forward to meeting you!