My husband and I have had braces; will that mean my daughter will need braces too?

Your daughter inherited your genetics and we know that the development of our face and our teeth are closely related to genetic control. If both of you had braces, it is likely that your daughter may need braces too. Having said that, not all bad bites are inherited. Some oral habits (thumb and finger sucking, lip habit, mouth-breathing), neglected dental care (early loss of milk teeth because of decay), trauma (loss of upper adult teeth) are among other reasons that can cause a bad bite to develop.

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