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Will My Teeth Straighten Out After Wisdom Teeth
Tooth movement: After removal of wisdom teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop a perfect smile without orthodontic support. Any malocclusion you have before will remain after the surgery. However you can get braces at any age. Orthodontic consults are usually complimentary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
No: Teeth want to erupt and to move forward to compensate for the wear our stone-age ancestors gave their teeth that we don't. Removing wisdom teeth does not cause crowded front or side teeth to spontaneously straighten, nor does it provide room to straighten teeth. Separate issues. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for evaluation and explanation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sorry, no: Teeth want to move forward, not back. Having wisdom teeth removed will not uncrowd your front teeth. You'll need the help of an orthodontic specialist to do that. Why not call your dentist's favorite orthodontist for an examination and a discussion of treatment options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: Teeth want to erupt and to migrate forward, not back, to compensate for the wear we don't give our teeth, but that our pre-historic ancestors did. If you have a malocclusion please see a specialist Orthodontist for an initial examination (usually free) to discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unrelated: There are lots of reasons for front teeth to crowd, most of them developmental, but removing wisdom teeth is not one of them. Crowding of front teeth is often noticed about the same time that wisdom teeth require rx, but removing wisdom teeth does not cause anterior crowding. Crowding will progress unless addressed. You have to see an orthodontist, there's no way around it. Go now please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No*: *An individual who has undergone the removal of their wisdom tooth may on rare occasion find another tooth developing in the site of the extracted wisdom tooth. One possible cause could be that there may have been a supernumerary (extra) tooth that was not visible on the x-ray or at the time of surgery that was not removed, and is now developing into a visible tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Referred Pain: Pain from the extraction site may be referred down the nerve trunk that innervates the other teeth. In addition, pressure from the actual extraction may have inflamed the adjacent teeth. Pain meds should help your discomfort, and a call to your surgeon is in order if they don't. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for my crowded teeth to move back into position after my wisdom teeth are extracted?
Sorry, no: Teeth want to drift forward, not back. People with congenitally missing wisdom teeth may also have crooked front teeth. There are good and just reasons for removing problematic wisdom teeth, but doing so will not magically straighten the other teeth. Please consult with an oral surgeon and an orthodontist for more information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Studies say NO: This is a controversial subject in orthodontic circles. Multiple studies indicate no relation between wisdom teeth and lower incisor crowding. An exquisite study done at ohsu by kaplan et. Al. Studied 1000 patients and found no correlation. Little et al. Found that lower incisor crowding is due to overbite deepening causing lower incisor crowding with age, starting in the early 20's. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wisdom teeth/spacing: The teeth immediately in front of the wisdom teeth are lmulti-rooted molars that are very difficult to move. So if teeth spread out, it's not due to the removal of the wisdom teeth.If a tooth closer to the front of the mouth with a single root is removed, there may be some spacing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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