Wisdom Teeth Closing Gaps?


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Hi, I am 15 years old and i have gaps in my upper teeth. The biggest one being in between my front two. I really want braces, Invisalign or whatever it takes to close them. After telling my dentist this, he said that i have to wait until my wisdom teeth come through because they will close my gaps. Is this true?
 
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You are 15 years old and wisdom teeth typical come though between 17 years -- unknown age!!!! So one, its unpredictable when wisdom teeth will erupt (come out.) Two, what your dentist is speaking of the domino-effect that could be happening when the last teeth (wisdom teeth) wiggle there way in the arch: wisdom tooth will come down and push on the one next to it, then the pressure will go to the ones further to the tooth next to it, etch

Two issues with that "domino effect" perception A) you can't predict how much wisdom tooth eruption and its direction B) if you have gaps between the FRONT teeth, you cannot rely on wisdom teeth to close and align the spaces.

At the end, talk to your dentist again and set up a consultation ( found a free consult) at your local Orthodontist (Braces Dentist) Best of Luck and let me know if you
have any other questions.- AF05
 

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Sf15-

You are 15 years old and wisdom teeth typical come though between 17 years -- unknown age!!!! So one, its unpredictable when wisdom teeth will erupt (come out.) Two, what your dentist is speaking of the domino-effect that could be happening when the last teeth (wisdom teeth) wiggle there way in the arch: wisdom tooth will come down and push on the one next to it, then the pressure will go to the ones further to the tooth next to it, etch

Two issues with that "domino effect" perception A) you can't predict how much wisdom tooth eruption and its direction B) if you have gaps between the FRONT teeth, you cannot rely on wisdom teeth to close and align the spaces.

At the end, talk to your dentist again and set up a consultation ( found a free consult) at your local Orthodontist (Braces Dentist) Best of Luck and let me know if you
have any other questions.- AF05
Thank You so much for your reply
 

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Sf15-

You are 15 years old and wisdom teeth typical come though between 17 years -- unknown age!!!! So one, its unpredictable when wisdom teeth will erupt (come out.) Two, what your dentist is speaking of the domino-effect that could be happening when the last teeth (wisdom teeth) wiggle there way in the arch: wisdom tooth will come down and push on the one next to it, then the pressure will go to the ones further to the tooth next to it, etch

Two issues with that "domino effect" perception A) you can't predict how much wisdom tooth eruption and its direction B) if you have gaps between the FRONT teeth, you cannot rely on wisdom teeth to close and align the spaces.

At the end, talk to your dentist again and set up a consultation ( found a free consult) at your local Orthodontist (Braces Dentist) Best of Luck and let me know if you
have any other questions.- AF05
Btw what gives you this knowledge
 

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Zuri Barniv

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Actually, wisdom teeth do not move other teeth, that is an old-wive's tale and has been disproven by a lot of research. Many dentists still believe this urban legend, unfortunately. You can certainly start braces before your wisdom teeth come out, they have nothing to do with it.
Dr. barniv
 

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Zuri Barniv

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Yes, a certain percentage of people are born with no wisdom teeth at all. But that can only be confirmed with an x-ray. Simply not seeing them come in by age 31 does not mean they are not impacted and still in the jaw.
 

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