Bone Movement for Malocclusion

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Topic Overview

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.

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ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014