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Sara
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I can’t say for sure, but I would guess that the answer is more economic than racial. Orthodontic work is very expensive and usually not covered by insurance. White parents may be better able to afford braces for their children, while black parents are not. So, it would seem reasonable that you would see more blacks with buck teeth or gaps than whites, because they weren’t able to afford to have those problems corrected.

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Name : Sara, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Black/African American, Religion : Baptist, Age : 36, City : Indianapolis, State : IN Country : United States, Occupation : Manager, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class,