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A 16-year-old female asked:

if i got my wisdom teeth removed would i have to get braces? and what kind of anestisia would the use on me and would i have to get all four removed?

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Dr. Keith Gronbach
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
Not necessarily: Wisdom teeth (third molars) are often removed to avoid later movement of teeth after orthodontic work has been completed, among other reasons. But one procedure does not necessarily mandate the other. Most often, 4 teeth are removed, when indicated, but all cases should be considered individually. Consultation with an oral surgeon to discuss your case specifically is your next step.

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