Attached is a 3-D CAT scan of a patient out of and in (left to right) a scoliosis brace (I believe it was the Boston brace). It definitely forced the scoliosis spine straight, but it dramatically increases the rib cage deformity (rib hump). Not only will this increase the permanent body disfigurement, but it will most likely lead to more progression once the scoliosis brace is taken off!
Forced correction cannot and will not work. Space needs to be created in the side and vertical dimensions, BEFORE the "extra" spine can be transferred out of the frontal dimension. Conservation of matter.....simply as that.
I wonder if scoliosis brace treatment is still prescribed in the orthopedic world, because of a "cultural apathy" towards scoliosis treatment....most specialists already know bracing is worthless, but it may have become a matter of "that's the way we do things around here" syndrome......that is the only explanation I can think of, because the research certainly isn't giving a credence to the continued practice of scoliosis brace treatment.
We need a better way......Early stage scoliosis intervention may be the key to a better way.