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Which age for braces will have less risk of root resorption? Young or old? Does age have anything to do with root resorption? Is that true the younger you are, the shorter the teeth root is and so the more risky for root resorption with teeth movement?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Always

There is always root resorption associated with tooth movement.
Resorption is almost always microscopic and not of concern. Noticeable resorption can be caused by heavy intermittent force, movement of roots into outer layer of bone (cortical plate), genetic predisposition, and many other reasons. Timing of Orthodontic Rx has many determinants. Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist.

In brief: Always

There is always root resorption associated with tooth movement.
Resorption is almost always microscopic and not of concern. Noticeable resorption can be caused by heavy intermittent force, movement of roots into outer layer of bone (cortical plate), genetic predisposition, and many other reasons. Timing of Orthodontic Rx has many determinants. Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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In brief: Root formation

The completed formation of the roots is the determiner, not the age of the patient.
Roots are usually completely formed about 3 years after the tooth erupts, so there is a slight variance between patients. Your concerns are valid and should be discussed one on one with your child's orthodontist. They will have the radiographs and the experience to treat your child appropriately.

In brief: Root formation

The completed formation of the roots is the determiner, not the age of the patient.
Roots are usually completely formed about 3 years after the tooth erupts, so there is a slight variance between patients. Your concerns are valid and should be discussed one on one with your child's orthodontist. They will have the radiographs and the experience to treat your child appropriately.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Regardless of age

The etiology of root resorption is multifactorial and consist of individual biologic characteristics, genetic predisposition and the effect of orthodontic forces.
Ask your orthodontist for more information.

In brief: Regardless of age

The etiology of root resorption is multifactorial and consist of individual biologic characteristics, genetic predisposition and the effect of orthodontic forces.
Ask your orthodontist for more information.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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