How soon would Teeth Shifting / Dental Drifting start after a Maxillary-first-molar extraction ?

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If a Maxillary-first-molar is removed from a mouth where all the other teeth are present and OK, how soon would the adjoining molar and tooth start Shifting / Drifting into the empty gap ( causing a Malocclusion ) in a patient of 52 years of age ?

- Also, although the Shifting / Drifting in the above question is an unwanted result of the Maxillary-first-molar extraction, I found a webpage ( maybe only for child age patients ) showing that the Shifting / Drifting can be used intentionally by a dentist to push the Maxillary-second-molar into the empty gap left by the extracted Maxillary-first-molar, however what about the molar behind the Maxillary-second-molar ?
 

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