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Can braces straighten the alveolar bone?

Can braces straighten the alveolar bone?

Braces: Unlikely. The teeth are moved through the alveolar bone. The teeth will straighten out and the bone remodels but straighten, not likely. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Could braces straighten the alveolar bone in the gum?

Could braces straighten the alveolar bone in the gum?

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. ...Read more

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What diseases cause alveolar bone loss?

What diseases cause alveolar bone loss?

Too many: There are too many causes to list here. These range from systemic diseases to issues related to oral hygiene. Medications and diet may also play a role. It is best to speak with the practitioner who made the diagnosis and to look at your individual risk factors. ...Read more

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Can you tell me systemic diseases that cause alveolar bone loss?

Can you tell me systemic diseases that cause alveolar bone loss?

See details: Periodontal disease and cigar and pipe smoking are the most common causes. Most systemic diseases such as diabetes that are associated with alveolar bone loss are because of the increased incidence of chronic periodontal disease associated with them. I suspect severe osteoporosis may also be an associated factor. ...Read more

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What is alveolar bone?

Bone around teeth: Alveolar bone the thin layer of bone making up the bony processes of the maxilla and mandible, surrounding and containing the teeth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to break or fracture the alveolar bone?

Is it possible to break or fracture the alveolar bone?

Teeth: Yes. If you get hit in mouth and get teeth knocked out. ...Read more

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Is antibiotic therapy effective against periodontitis and alveolar bone resorption?

Is antibiotic therapy effective against periodontitis and alveolar bone resorption?

See a periodontist: If you rely on antibiotics or other not a definitive treatment, the periodontal infection always will come back. Periodontist will treat periodontitis by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontitis and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an alveolar bone fracture while extraction teeth?

Yes: Depending on the bony defect around the tooth and time that it has been there, the possibility exists, but surgeons take particular care and use periotomes if teeth are suspect to minimize the chances. Bone grafts may be utilized simultaneously if this occurs. ...Read more

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Pea size bone like thing In front of my right ear,it moves when I open my mouth, it doesn't change shape,I also wear braces to straighten my teeth.

Pea size bone like thing In front of my right ear,it moves when I open my mouth, it doesn't change shape,I also wear braces to straighten my teeth.

Ask an orthodontist: TMJ dysfunction due to lateral disc derangement with reduction. If there is no pain no treatment is recommended. If concerned visit orofacial pain specialist or your orthodontist for evaluation and treatment. They are the experts in TMJ disorders. Take care. ...Read more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more