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Will removing all wisdom teeth (one impacted) cause my teeth to shift? I'm 18 and just got braces the day before surgery. They also pulled one tooth.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shifting

Wisdom teeth contribute perhaps 10% to instability of anterior teeth.
Make sure you follow retainer instructions to the letter after braces removed. Of concern is 1) Difficulty in caring for wisdom teeth and surrounding gum tissues, and 2) The damage to bone and adjacent teeth that impacted teeth can cause. Ask your Orthodontic Specialist for his/her opinion.

In brief: Shifting

Wisdom teeth contribute perhaps 10% to instability of anterior teeth.
Make sure you follow retainer instructions to the letter after braces removed. Of concern is 1) Difficulty in caring for wisdom teeth and surrounding gum tissues, and 2) The damage to bone and adjacent teeth that impacted teeth can cause. Ask your Orthodontic Specialist for his/her opinion.
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Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

With a just a couple of minor exceptions the teeth have tendency to move towards the front center of the mouth.
So the wisdom teeth would have no effect. Some dentist support the theory that if the wisdom teeth are not removed. as they come in they will push all teeth forward causing a shift and crowding of the front teeth.

In brief: No

With a just a couple of minor exceptions the teeth have tendency to move towards the front center of the mouth.
So the wisdom teeth would have no effect. Some dentist support the theory that if the wisdom teeth are not removed. as they come in they will push all teeth forward causing a shift and crowding of the front teeth.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Highly unlikely

Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back part of your mouth.
Extraction of the wisdom teeth won't influence other teeth movement. For more information ask your orthodontist. Patient education is a part of an orthodontic treatment.

In brief: Highly unlikely

Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back part of your mouth.
Extraction of the wisdom teeth won't influence other teeth movement. For more information ask your orthodontist. Patient education is a part of an orthodontic treatment.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: No

No, it shouldn't.
Your own Orthodontist and General Dentist should be consulted however for their opinions.

In brief: No

No, it shouldn't.
Your own Orthodontist and General Dentist should be consulted however for their opinions.
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