8 doctors weighed in:

Does having wisdom teeth pulled allow crowded teeth to straighten?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. S. jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Nope

Removing 3rd molars will simply not allow the rest of the permanent teeth to "spontaneously" move backwards in the mouth to resolve crowding.

In brief: Nope

Removing 3rd molars will simply not allow the rest of the permanent teeth to "spontaneously" move backwards in the mouth to resolve crowding.
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Depends

Depends on the postioning of the wisdom teeth in relation to your other teeth.
Having wisdom teeth extracted can free up some space if the teeth are butting up against your molars, but it will not be enough to straigten out already crooked teeth. A full workup with your dentist/orthodontist will give you a much better answer.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the postioning of the wisdom teeth in relation to your other teeth.
Having wisdom teeth extracted can free up some space if the teeth are butting up against your molars, but it will not be enough to straigten out already crooked teeth. A full workup with your dentist/orthodontist will give you a much better answer.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry

In brief: Slightly

Yes it makes it easier to move teeth but in some cases it needs the intervention of a dentist or orthodontist to assist you reach that goal.

In brief: Slightly

Yes it makes it easier to move teeth but in some cases it needs the intervention of a dentist or orthodontist to assist you reach that goal.
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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

The most common cause of crowding is due to premature lost of posterior baby teeth.
See an orthodontist for treatment.

In brief: No

The most common cause of crowding is due to premature lost of posterior baby teeth.
See an orthodontist for treatment.
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