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In some cases of
malocclusion (poor bite), bone movement is needed to
put the jaw in the right position. This process is called "bone modeling." 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.
January 2, 2013
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
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