Several research studies show that bracing for scoliosis can keep your spinal curve from growing large enough to require surgery.
Your curve may likely get smaller while it is being held in the brace. When your spine is fully grown and you stop wearing the brace, your scoliosis curve will eventually go back to its original size. In some cases, the curve stays smaller after bracing treatment.
Research confirms that the more time the brace is actually worn, the more effective it is. Wearing the brace just 6 hours a day is nearly useless, while those wearing a brace over 16 hours a day will be less likely to need surgery. However, in some cases, the curve continues to grow larger even though a brace is worn.