Dimples typically occur on the cheeks or the chin. While some people love dimples and think they are adorable, others do not like dimples and believe they make them look younger than they really are.
Dimples are genetic, meaning if your family members have them, you may inherit them. They aren’t a facial feature that can be suddenly created. If you have dimples, you were born with them and may pass them down to your children if you have them.
Since dimples are considered dominant genetic traits, it only takes one gene to inherit a parent’s dimples. If one or both parents have dimples, the chances of a child developing them is pretty high.
Here at Gladwell Orthodontics, we see some patients who wonder whether braces can give them dimples. Braces are designed to modify the inside of their mouth. When Dr. Gladwell designs a metal braces or Invisalign treatment plan, he is doing so so that patients can resolve crooked teeth, overbites, crossbites, underbites, and other problems inside their mouth.
Therefore, you shouldn’t develop dimples after undergoing orthodontic treatment. The only way braces will change your face is by correcting alignment flaws and giving you a look that is more symmetrical to your jawline and mouth. You don’t have to worry about gaining dimples or looking like a completely different person with braces.
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If you have further questions about braces and how they may change your mouth or face, call our office today at 919-453-6325.