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Can braces straighten the alveolar bone?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 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 24 years experience
You modify the shape to same extend .
Oct 1, 2012
Dr. Shawn Murray
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?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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