Common Problems

Quality Orthodontics In Moss Bluff and Lake Charles, LA

At Lefort Orthodontics, we strive to maintain a gold standard of quality in both our orthodontic care and our customer service. Dr. Lefort and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists will work with you to develop a unique, individualized treatment plan that's perfectly suited to your specific orthodontic situation. We provide advanced orthodontics, including clear braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen in Moss Bluff and Lake Charles, LA. No matter what orthodontic issues you may be facing, Lefort Orthodontics can make your dream smile a reality!

Common Problems

  • Introduction
  • Underbite
  • Spacing
  • Protrusion
  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Openbite
  • Midlines
Common Orthodontic Problems

Common Problems

There are a number of common problems, called malocclusions, which we see in our patients. Thankfully, we have years of experience treating them all:

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

This occurs when the upper teeth extend to far forward over the lower teeth and can impact the function and aesthetics of your bite.


This is when the top teeth extend out over the lower teeth. In more severe cases, it can cause the bottom teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.


This happens when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth and can cause tooth stratification and poor jaw growth.


An open bite is characterized by a space between the top and bottom front teeth. This can create and reinforce unwanted habits like tongue thrusting. The top and bottom front teeth do not overlap. This can create unwanted habits like tongue thrusting.

Other Problems


One of the most common orthodontic issues, crowding is when teeth don't have enough room to erupt from the gums. Usually we can correct crowding with an expander, making surgery or tooth removal unnecessary.


Sometimes caused by missing teeth, spacing issues may be either a cosmetic or functional issue.

Dental midlines not matched

This happens when the back bite fits together improperly, which can impair jaw growth, smile aesthetics, and bite functionality.

Contact Your Lake Charles Orthodontist Today!

If you have more questions about orthodontic problems you may be experiencing or your oral health in general, we'd love to hear from you. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or book an appointment at our Lake Charles, LA practice. We can't wait to hear from you!

Lefort Orthodontics

  • Lefort Orthodontics - 2628 Country Club Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70605 Phone: 337-436-3631 Fax: 337-436-3632
  • Lefort Orthodontics - 420 Cypress Street, Sulphur, LA 70663 Phone: 337-528-2215

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