When I was 13 I had scoliosis and had the surgery. I am now 52 years old and I do not have one problem with my spine today. No aches or pains. I recommend the surgery 100%. I recently met an old classmate of mine who also had scoliosis and she wore the brace. Today she is in terrible shape. Severe back pain and has trouble buying clothes to hide the curvature. I wish you and your daugther the best.