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A 22-year-old member asked:

teeth r straight recently my wisdom tooth has been growing & my back teeth is starting to get crooked is there anyway to get them straight w/o braces

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Invisalign: Invisalign uses a series of trays that place gentle forces on your teeth to gradually move them into proper position. Removal of the wisdom tooth may allow your second molar to move back into place without any treatment at all.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Evaluation: Braces are the gold standard, but they are not the only tooth moving appliances in an Orthodontist's armamentarium. While a GP may only do Invisalign, an Orthodontist has multiple choices at his/her disposal. Go see an Orthodontic specialist for an (usually free) initial exam. Orthodontist can then talk to you about treatment options/costs/ appliances/etc.

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