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If you have crowded teeth and you get your wisdom teeth removed will your teeth straighten over time?

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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nope

Teeth tend to drift forward and not backward into the third molar area.

In brief: Nope

Teeth tend to drift forward and not backward into the third molar area.
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

You might get some movement but generally not as much as it sounds you are hoping for.

In brief: Depends

You might get some movement but generally not as much as it sounds you are hoping for.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: No

Teeth want to erupt and to move toward the midline to compensate for the wear we don't give them, that our stone-aged ancestors did.
If you have crooked teeth they will not spontaneously "straighten." you need to have an orthodontic consultation. Ask your dentist for a referral.

In brief: No

Teeth want to erupt and to move toward the midline to compensate for the wear we don't give them, that our stone-aged ancestors did.
If you have crooked teeth they will not spontaneously "straighten." you need to have an orthodontic consultation. Ask your dentist for a referral.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Wisdom teeth

Maybe but not necessarily.
There are a lot of unknown factors here. If all the crowding is in the front, then it's unlikely that your front teeth could push all the other teeth backwards. The front teeth are smaller and the back teeth are larger. In a tug-o-war, the bigger will always win.

In brief: Wisdom teeth

Maybe but not necessarily.
There are a lot of unknown factors here. If all the crowding is in the front, then it's unlikely that your front teeth could push all the other teeth backwards. The front teeth are smaller and the back teeth are larger. In a tug-o-war, the bigger will always win.
Dr. Shawn Murray
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