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If you have straight but gapped teeth and do not have your wisdom teeth yet will the wisdom teeth help close the gap when they come in?


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2010-01-23 11:18:04
2010-01-23 11:18:04

No, it is a common belief that they will close gaps but trust me it does not work that way. Wisdom teeth are generally removed when they start to erupt especially considering they have no function and the high possibility of them impacting on other teeth or risk of infections. It is best to get braces for gaps but a product called Invisalign will work too as another option.

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KeKe says that her gap closed naturally when her wisdom teeth grew in.

It might help a little, but if your father or mother have gapped teeth, you probably will too.AnswerWhen your wisdom teeth will come out, if you have space, they might close some gaps between your back teeth. It is less likely that they will help closing the gaps between your anterior teeth. To do so, it is better to do an orthodontic treatment.I had gaps between my anterior teeth, like my grandfather did. It was corrected by braces in middle school within only a year. My wisdom teeth came in and still have plenty of room. I found that my teeth tend to move outward, so I still wear braces overnight at least once a week, fifteen years later.AnswerAlthough my teeth are straight, I have gaps in them due to their shape (normal teeth are triangular, mine are square) or so my dentist says. Because the teeth are already straight (not needing braces^), my dentist said the solution to my gaps is porcelain veneers. He also said that braces would only force my teeth together, and that they would constantly be moving back to their original place because they were already in the correct position. I had my wisdom teeth removed while they were still impacted. My mother also only had gaps in her upper front teeth, and when her wisdom teeth erupted they pushed her upper and bottom front teeth together, eliminating the gaps, but also causing her bottom teeth to become crooked. Waiting for you wisdom teeth to erupt is not the best solution to the gapped teeth, seeing as how they could cause other complications.

Removing wisdom teeth will not affect the position of other teeth. If your teeth are crooked, they will remain crooked without orthodontic treatment.

Not necessarily. Teeth tend to become more crowed as we age, especially the lower front teeth. This happens in some people regardless of whether they have wisdom teeth or not. Therefore, removing the wisdom teeth, solely for the purpose of hoping to get naturally straighter teeth, won't work.

Wisdom teeth are called wisdom teeth because you get them usually around 18 when you are a legal adult.

the wisdom teeth are the ones closest to your brain

there are only 4 wisdom teeth. If you're wisdom teeth is causing pain or discomfort, visit Wisdomteethsydney.com.au

No. However, not having them removed can. Wisdom teeth are teeth that are not needed. Our mouths were designed to have them but not need them. If they come in and are not straight they are called "impacted". When they become impacted they can cause danger to the roots of other teeth. This is when they need to be removed.

Unfortunately, there is no way to "make" your wisdom teeth grow in straight. If your other teeth are straight, then they may grow in straight. If you have a tendency towards crooked teeth, they they may grow crooked too. The good news is that not everyone has to have them removed if they grow in crooked. If there is sufficient room and they will not cause problems with the other teeth, they may not have to be removed. With no 2nd molar, there might be enough room that they do not have to be removed. The best person to make this determination is your dentist.

Yes, my right one did and they don't hurt at all

28, not including wisdom teeth. With wisdom teeth, 32.

Most people require their wisdom teeth to be removed because they will shift the alignment of their other teeth, however if the wisdom teeth will not affect the other teeth they will not often be removed. Also 35% of the population will not develop wisdom teeth.

There are four teeth that are referred to as Wisdom Teeth. They are actually molars.

Yes you can get braces having wisdom teeth, and the wisdom teeth will not get brackets put on them but it is best to get the wisdom teeth removed with in at least the first year of having your braces to avoid your teeth not being able to shift correctly

people have 0-8 wisdom teeth!

They can close gaps in your teeth and straighten teeth over time. Your teeth will become nice, straight, and the right amount of distance apart.

I would say yes only based on observation though. If a person had horribly gapped teeth, most likely their parents won't have perfectly straight teeth either. And even if they do, I'm betting it's in the genes so it might not show up every generation.. Kind of like eye color, I have blue eyes yet my parents both have brown

Wisdom teeth start to erupt at about 18 years of age. Thus the term wisdom teeth.

wisdom teeth do not cause crooked teeth

The teeth that are referred to as "wisdom teeth" are teeth numbered, 1, 16, 17, and 32. They are located the furthest in the back of the mouth. However, do not get these confused with the molars. The wisdom teeth come in where the gums are located.

Wisdom teeth do not always require removal. Many people have wisdom teeth that have erupted normally and have not caused any problems. In some cases, however, wisdom teeth may be impacted. This means that there is not enough space in the jaw for the teeth to come in normally or to come in at all. Impacted wisdom teeth can become infected or interfere with other teeth. To prevent such problems impacted wisdom teeth are often removed.

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