Are crooked teeth hereditary??

Nowadays, parents are seeking less invasive as well as earlier preventative options.
No braces ….no extractions.
Parents are recognising the risks and limitations of braces and extractions and the long term benefits. They also remain unclear as to the cause of their child’s crooked teeth.
Three out of four 21st century children have crooked teeth, for which parents and some dental professionals advising them,  attribute the cause to hereditary factors, where too large teeth cannot fit into small jaws. However rather than blame bad genetics for crooked teeth, modern research has produced evidence that points to other causes.
The most recent evidence is that most orthodontic problems are the result of incorrect jaw development. This restricted development limits the space available for erupting teeth to emerge into their ideal natural position. The traditional fix was to extract permanent healthy teeth then use braces to align the remaining teeth into underdeveloped jaws or use surgery as the final option where the flaw is extreme. Unfortunately, these mechanical and invasive options are only able to treat the symptoms of crooked teeth and do not address the incorrect development causing it.
As well as environmental factors such as modern diet, this incorrect development is the result of poor myofunctional habits (tongue, lip and cheek functions)  such as thumb sucking, reverse swallowing and mouth breathing. Once these causes of crooked teeth and incorrect facial growth have been recognised, early preventative options offer better natural development and stable results without invasive treatments.
These poor habits can be seen in 3 – 5 year olds.
Rather than relying on extractions to create extra space for the teeth and braces to force teeth into alignment or surgery to re-shape jaws, myofunctional pre-orthodontic options are available and can address the problem earlier and far more effectively.
This fresh new approach means that while many children are still undergoing traditional orthodontics with questionable long term benefits, there are now more parents wanting their children to undergo the pre-orthodontic option designed to unlock genetic growth potential and straighten teeth naturally.
Myofunctional pre-orthodontic treatment methods offer an option to those who are demanding modern pre-orthodontic treatment options that provide a more natural approach to straightening teeth much sooner than braces.
At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge we can help using Myobrace….. the fun way to straighten teeth. Worn for an hour a day and at night while sleeping.
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