A 41-year-old member asked:
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will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Discuss this with your dentist.
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Because of the way the biting forces are aligned teeth will shift forward if a tooth is removed but they typically do not shift backwards.
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: They will most likely not get better, but at least the crowding wont get worse. Hence it would still be worthwhile to get them removed.
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Nope: Teeth want to move forward, not back. If you have crowded or crooked front teeth it would behoove you to see an orthodontic specialist to learn about all the ways teeth and jaws can be repositioned for health and appearance.
Answered on Mar 30, 2019

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