Does the alignment of your teeth at a young age determine the shape and growth of your jaw through puberty?
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Does Teeth Position Affect Jaw Bone Growth?
This is a very astute question. Typically, the average Asian jaws are broader than those of average Caucasians. However, there are many other factors that can adversely affect the growth and development of the upper and lower jaws. For example: over use of a pacifier as a baby, thumb sucking habit, allergies, improper tongue position, too soft of a diet, etc.
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