Braces Dissolve Parts Of Your Jawbone
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The periodontal ligament is located around the teeth, under the gums. It acts as a shock absorber that cushions your jaw from chewing forces. 00:30
As braces put a steady force on teeth, parts of the jawbone are dissolved and rebuilt to accommodate the teeth's new positions. 01:26
The human body replaces almost all of its original skeleton by the time it's one year old. 02:16