In some cases of malocclusion (poor bite), bone movement is needed to put the jaw in the right position. This process is called "bone modelling." As braces slowly move the teeth, the surrounding bone starts growing cells that become new bone. The braces make sure that the new bone forms in the right place for better jaw movement.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
Current as ofMay 7, 2017
Current as of: May 7, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
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