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I have a small tooth gap between my front teeth but it's bothering me so much, i don't want my wisdom teeth to cause over crowding.?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Two issues

If the gap between your two front teeth is small and you are unhappy with it, ask your dentist about having some tooth colored bonded composites placed to close the gap.
Other options would be orthodontics and retention or laminates. Personally, i would probably go with the bonding. It's simple, relatively inexpensive and reversible.

In brief: Two issues

If the gap between your two front teeth is small and you are unhappy with it, ask your dentist about having some tooth colored bonded composites placed to close the gap.
Other options would be orthodontics and retention or laminates. Personally, i would probably go with the bonding. It's simple, relatively inexpensive and reversible.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Although somewhat controversial, I personally do not believe wisdom teeth can cause anterior crowding of teeth.
Dr. ILAN ABRAMOWITZ
Minute bone resorption begins at some point once growth has completed. Crowding occurs w/ or w/ out wisdom teeth.
3 doctors agree

In brief: Front spacing

If there's no space between your lower front teeth and you have a space between your upper front teeth, you can either have a dentist add composite filling to the teeth on either side of the space, have veneers done to make the teeth larger and fill the space, or have orthodontics (braces or clear appliances) to move the teeth closer. The dentist may need to make your lower teeth thinner first.

In brief: Front spacing

If there's no space between your lower front teeth and you have a space between your upper front teeth, you can either have a dentist add composite filling to the teeth on either side of the space, have veneers done to make the teeth larger and fill the space, or have orthodontics (braces or clear appliances) to move the teeth closer. The dentist may need to make your lower teeth thinner first.
Dr. Stephen Sandler
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stop worrying

Wisdom teeth contribute at most 10% to anterior crowding.
There are a lot of other reasons for incisor instability, and the poor wisdom teeth get blamed. Talk to your Dentist or an Orthodontist about ways to close the space between your front teeth to improve esthetics. An Orthodontist can help you with various ways of stabilizing your front teeth.

In brief: Stop worrying

Wisdom teeth contribute at most 10% to anterior crowding.
There are a lot of other reasons for incisor instability, and the poor wisdom teeth get blamed. Talk to your Dentist or an Orthodontist about ways to close the space between your front teeth to improve esthetics. An Orthodontist can help you with various ways of stabilizing your front teeth.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wisdom

Wisdom teeth are not the "cause" of crowded teeth.
That process can occur as a normal process of aging dependent on everyone's different situation. The gap is unrelated to your wisdom teeth.

In brief: Wisdom

Wisdom teeth are not the "cause" of crowded teeth.
That process can occur as a normal process of aging dependent on everyone's different situation. The gap is unrelated to your wisdom teeth.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Pablo Cuevas
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: No problem

It is a wives tale that wisdom teeth cause crowding.
What we know is that they do no such thing. Our teeth respond to forces placed on them. It is our bite that causes mesial drifting. That means that our teeth tend to drift to the middle of our faces. Tongue pressure can also off-set this force, and cause front teeth gaps. Your gap and wisdom teeth are not related.

In brief: No problem

It is a wives tale that wisdom teeth cause crowding.
What we know is that they do no such thing. Our teeth respond to forces placed on them. It is our bite that causes mesial drifting. That means that our teeth tend to drift to the middle of our faces. Tongue pressure can also off-set this force, and cause front teeth gaps. Your gap and wisdom teeth are not related.
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry

In brief: Not happening

If you have a gap between your front teeth , even if wisdom teeth cause pressure to move teeth , you'll have enough time for intervention if you notice the gap is closing.

In brief: Not happening

If you have a gap between your front teeth , even if wisdom teeth cause pressure to move teeth , you'll have enough time for intervention if you notice the gap is closing.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dr. Tarek Hamid
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