Are orthodontic issues hereditary?

teeth, health, smile, dentistIs it possible to inherit crooked, over-crowded or weak teeth? According to studies, our parents must contribute to our dental shape and size. But can we also inherit dental problems in the process?

Key takeaways:

– Since the size and the shape of you jaw and teeth are hereditary, it is possible to inherit orthodontic issues.

– Childhood habits like mouth-breathing and prolonged thumb-sucking may cause gaps, overbites and under-bites.

– Remember, orthodontic issues might be hereditary but your dental health is your responsibility.

Also, visit the dentist regularly for checkups.

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