The Effect Wisdom Teeth Have on Orthodontic Care

If you have crowded or misaligned teeth, there’s a good chance that your wisdom teeth are partially responsible for the issues. They are the last permanent teeth that will come in, and with the other permanent teeth already in place, your wisdom teeth may not have room to come in straight. This is the main reason why it’s so common for patients to have these wisdom teeth removed. Failure to have them removed may also result in the wisdom teeth becoming so impacted that they can cause serious damage other permanent teeth and make taking them out a lot more complicated. Bandeen Orthodontics in Three Rivers will thoroughly examine your teeth, including the wisdom teeth, to determine the best course of action to ensure that your orthodontic plan proceeds as smoothly as possible. Please read further for more information about how properly assessing your wisdom teeth is crucial for the success of your orthodontic care.

Prevent Teeth from Crowding

There are times in which your teeth may shift, causing crowding or misalignment. Your wisdom teeth can make the problem much worse, complicating the orthodontic treatment you need to correct the issues. If you leave the wisdom teeth in, they can continue to push the other teeth, causing further misalignment and possibly decay as the teeth press against each other. The unfortunate thing is that no two patients are alike, so there’s no single solution that works for everybody. In order to make a determination as to how to proceed with your wisdom teeth, it may require consulting with your orthodontist, dentist, and possibly even an oral surgeon to ensure that you get the most effective treatment for the best possible results for your orthodontic procedures.

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Extracted?

The answer to this question is dependent on the patient’s specific situation. Because wisdom teeth come in at different rates for different patients, it is important to have your wisdom teeth continuously monitored to determine when or if your wisdom teeth should be removed. We strive to complete your orthodontic care with as few visits as possible, which is why we will coordinate with your dentist and oral surgeon to determine whether extraction should be completed quickly or if more time to allow them to come in further is necessary for better results. This process should begin by consulting your family dentist to decide if extraction and/or orthodontic work is necessary for your specific situation.

Bandeen Orthodontics in Three Rivers can provide you and your family with quality orthodontic care, no matter what your situation might be. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation.