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Watch Now: Can bad teeth be genetic?

“A chip off the old block.” When it comes to teeth, this is so true! While it’s true that the health of our teeth gets better with each generation (think: grandma with false teeth), our susceptibility to dental crowding or destructive bite patterns doesn’t change. This is genetically determined and passed down to our children and be genetic.

That is why it is so important to see a Specialist Orthodontist by the time your child gets to 9 years old. At this age, we can usually predict if your kids will have orthodontic problems.