Bone Remodeling for Malocclusion
In some cases of Reference malocclusion Opens New Window (poor bite), bone movement is needed to put the jaw in the right position. This process is called "bone remodeling." 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.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics