Do you have any questions for me today? Each time you visit your dentist, you're likely to hear this familiar refrain. By asking, your dentist is able to address any concerns you may have about your teeth, a procedure, or just share information that helps you remain informed. Perhaps one of the more common question dentists and hygienists are asked surrounds the safety and necessity of X-rays.
While heredity is the most common cause of misaligned teeth, a child’s individual development and oral habits can also play a role in the development of a “bad bite.” The fix is typically orthodontic treatment, but, with a concerted effort and good luck on your side, there are a few things you can do to help minimize the severity of a bad bite before teeth set, and braces become the inevitable choice.