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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can braces straighten the alveolar bone?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
What do you...: ...Mean by "straighten?" braces can change its curvature, but it won't straighten out completely.
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dr. Alvaro Lazo commented
Dentistry 25 years experience
You modify the shape to same extend .
Oct 1, 2012
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry 16 years experience
Braces: Unlikely. The teeth are moved through the alveolar bone. The teeth will straighten out and the bone remodels but straighten, not likely.
Last updated Oct 5, 2013

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