A 46-year-old member asked:
Can braces straighten the alveolar bone?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
What do you...: ...Mean by "straighten?" braces can change its curvature, but it won't straighten out completely.
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Dentistry 15 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.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Could braces straighten the alveolar bone in the gum?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Age related: As teeth are repositioned alveolar bone remodels to support the teeth within the limits of basal bone support. Talk to a qualified orthodontic specialist who will know the limits your body impose on your expected orthodontic result.
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Last updated Oct 5, 2013
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