A bent is different...you just made the metal go in a different direction. They use hammers & special tools to bend it straight. A curb wheel is different 'cuz you took a chunk of the metal out. You can fix it, but it's gonna take a pro to do it and it's gonna cost alot, so that's why it's cheaper/faster to buy a new wheel. Call the manufacture of the wheel and see if they will fix it under warrenty. My wheels have a lifetime warrenty on curb damage. I just pay to ship them the wheel both ways and they'll fix it for free.