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How can braces help prevent gum recession?

Braces can improve the position of a tooth that is prominently positioned. If the tooth is brought back into alignment with the other teeth, there may be some slight improvement in the recession. However, typically severe recession can only be corrected surgically.

Braces correct protruding and misaligned teeth and bad bites, all of which contribute to gum recession. In addition, braces can improve oral health by making it easier for you to reach and clean all of your teeth.

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