Is my gum recession a consequence of ortho treatment and do I need gum graft surgery? (Photo)
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Hi, thank you for your question regarding orthodontic treatment and gum recession. Ortho treatment does not necessarily cause gum recession. Gum recession can occur because of a few things coming together at the same time. If you have very thin gums, which is hereditary, the way that your teeth are being positioned, the consistency of the home care, and many other reasons, contribute to gum recession. If the recession is progressing during the orthodontic treatment, then the otho treatment needs to be postponed and the recession treated. Good luck!