Common Problems

At Laurent Orthodontics, we believe in providing quality dental care to our patients in Sonoma, California. Dr. Caroline Laurent offers a variety of services to her patients looking to get the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Whether you are looking for Invisalign, ceramic braces or traditional metal braces, Laurent Orthodontics has a treatment option that is best for you. After working with a number of patients looking for solutions to their orthodontic issues, we have come up with a list of common problems that you may be experiencing. If you are experiencing any of the problems below, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Laurent today.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.


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.


The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.


Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.


Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.


Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

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.

Visit Dr. Caroline Laurent Today

If you are in the Sonoma, California area and are experiencing any of the problems above, please visit Laurent Orthodontics as soon as possible. Dr. Caroline Laurent is always accepting new patients and looks forward to seeing new faces in the office! To make an appointment, please call us at 707-938-5255. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and look forward to seeing you soon!