A 29-year-old female asked:
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slight gum recession on lower incisiors. will braces worsen or make it better?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Irrelevant: Controversy exists in the literature between the role of orthodontic treatment and gingival recession. If during the orthodontic treatment you keep proper dental hygiene and follow orthodontist's instructions it won't influence gum recession. There is no evidence base for the role of orthodontic treatment and gingival recession. If concern, ask your orthodontist prior signing inform consent.
Answered on Apr 25, 2014
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Partly: Braces can fix your bite but not the gum recession. See an endodontist to treat the gum recession.
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