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I had my wisdom teeth removed. Is it possible for any more of my teeth to become any more crowded/crooked?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Crooked teeth

Yes, but not because of the wisdom teeth being removed.
Your teeth will always want to shift and move. There are lengthy biological reasons why. Suffice it to say that if you're happy where your teeth are at, then it's best to retain them in their position with a retainer. If your not happy with how they look, seek out an orthodontist to straighten them first and then retain them afterwards.

In brief: Crooked teeth

Yes, but not because of the wisdom teeth being removed.
Your teeth will always want to shift and move. There are lengthy biological reasons why. Suffice it to say that if you're happy where your teeth are at, then it's best to retain them in their position with a retainer. If your not happy with how they look, seek out an orthodontist to straighten them first and then retain them afterwards.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Depending on your age and other factors, some people may experience some crowding or shifting of teeth after the wisdom teeth have been removed.

In brief: Yes

Depending on your age and other factors, some people may experience some crowding or shifting of teeth after the wisdom teeth have been removed.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. David Schleimer
The 2nd molar may relax distally a very minute amount, but in all other cases it is totally unrelated.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sure

Depends how crowded they are to begin with.

In brief: Sure

Depends how crowded they are to begin with.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. David Schleimer
Not related.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Yes

The poor wisdom teeth get blamed for things that are happening in the mouth for other reason.
They contribute perhaps 10% to the "crowding" picture. Your "bite" will change throughout your life, so you can expect changes (which can be minimized with good dental care and with retainers if you've had braces). Teeth don't uncrowd spontaneously, so if you have a problem see orthodontist.

In brief: Yes

The poor wisdom teeth get blamed for things that are happening in the mouth for other reason.
They contribute perhaps 10% to the "crowding" picture. Your "bite" will change throughout your life, so you can expect changes (which can be minimized with good dental care and with retainers if you've had braces). Teeth don't uncrowd spontaneously, so if you have a problem see orthodontist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Not due to wisdoms

Teeth are always on the move.
Fact wisdom teeth do not not cause crowding or relieve it when removed. Fact.

In brief: Not due to wisdoms

Teeth are always on the move.
Fact wisdom teeth do not not cause crowding or relieve it when removed. Fact.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Yes

Crowding is unfortunately a normal process of aging - a small amount throughout life.
Teeth will not spontaneously move backwards, resolving crowding when wisdom teeth are removed. They didn't contribute to the crowding in the first place.

In brief: Yes

Crowding is unfortunately a normal process of aging - a small amount throughout life.
Teeth will not spontaneously move backwards, resolving crowding when wisdom teeth are removed. They didn't contribute to the crowding in the first place.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Possible

It depends of the size of your jaw, number of missing teeth present and how crowded your teeth are.

In brief: Possible

It depends of the size of your jaw, number of missing teeth present and how crowded your teeth are.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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