Second Molar Replacement

Discussion in 'Orthodontics' started by troycima18, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. troycima18


    Apr 10, 2019
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    Hi, I'm 17 and got my second molar removed months ago. I wonder if it's okay to replace it with my first molar, while also replacing my first molar with my wisdom tooth. Can the braces do that? Or do I really need to replace my second molar with a new one? I also want to ask if I need to remove all of my wisdom before getting braces. Thank you for answering! :)
    troycima18, Apr 10, 2019
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  2. troycima18

    MattKW Verified Dentist

    Mar 18, 2018
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    At your age, the wisdom teeth are past the point where they might naturally move into position of 2nd molars. It might be possible to move them into position of 2nd molars with ortho, but you'll have to talk to the orthodontist. Unfortunately, the wisdoms are often odd shapes with strange roots and may not be of benefit.
    MattKW, Apr 10, 2019
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