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I had my wisdom teeth removed. Will the remaining crowded teeth spread backwards by themselves?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Teeth want to drift forward, not back, with or without wisdom teeth.
Crowding does not self-correct, it gets worse with age. If front teeth are crowded, ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for discussion of treatment options. You owe it to yourself to at least explore options.

In brief: Not likely

Teeth want to drift forward, not back, with or without wisdom teeth.
Crowding does not self-correct, it gets worse with age. If front teeth are crowded, ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for discussion of treatment options. You owe it to yourself to at least explore options.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Having wisdom teeth removed will not correct the crowded teeth problem.

In brief: Not likely

Having wisdom teeth removed will not correct the crowded teeth problem.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sadly, not possible

The wisdom teeth were never preventing them from "drifting" back so their removal will not stimulate them to spontaneously move.
There is also no force being applied to the teeth to cause them to move.

In brief: Sadly, not possible

The wisdom teeth were never preventing them from "drifting" back so their removal will not stimulate them to spontaneously move.
There is also no force being applied to the teeth to cause them to move.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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1 comment
Dr. Robert Douglas
Teeth generally move forward in the mouth unless a force such as biting or tongue is applied to move them. Loss of wisdom teeth rarely affects positions of teeth . If you're dissatisfied, see an Orthodontist for a free consultation.
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dentistry

In brief: No, unfortunately.

No, the only way to "uncrowd" or straighten the teeth at this point will be orthodontics ( braces or invisalign ).

In brief: No, unfortunately.

No, the only way to "uncrowd" or straighten the teeth at this point will be orthodontics ( braces or invisalign ).
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
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Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics

In brief: Probably

Likely now that there is space, the teeth will adjust to more space.

In brief: Probably

Likely now that there is space, the teeth will adjust to more space.
Dr. Teresa Carson
Dr. Teresa Carson
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