Are Orthodontic Issues Caused by Lifestyle Factors or Genetics?
You might be surprised to learn that inheritance plays an equal role alongside lifestyle habits when determining whether or not your teeth will require braces. Let's take a look at some of the main variables.
- Extended periods of thumb sucking as a child can affect your teeth.
- Brushing and flossing will keep your gums and teeth healthy so you can qualify for braces.
- Visiting your dentist regularly will catch any dental problems early so you can get correct treatment – including braces.
"Other than inheriting bad mouth structure or crowded teeth from your parents, there are other things that aren’t specifically related to genes that could affect your need for braces."