Wisdom teeth 101…

Posted on November 8, 2016

A lot of patients ask “when is the best time to get wisdom teeth out?” Do they need to come out before or after braces? Really, to an Orthodontist, it shouldn’t matter when they come out. Orthodontists usually yield to the general dentist as to when they recommend for them to be removed. It is a common myth that if you have wisdom teeth that are ready to erupt, they can crowd your other teeth. There is research that proves this to be false. Your teeth will move and shift regardless if you are not wearing a retainer. We recommend a retainer to all patients. If they do not want or need braces or any other orthodontic treatment, we will still recommend a retainer so they can keep their teeth they way they are. – Becca

Categories: Oral Health, Orthodontic Treatment


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