Can wisdom teeth cause teeth misalignment?
At Davis Orthodontics, we often get asked if wisdom teeth can cause teeth misalignment. While wisdom teeth are not the sole cause of misaligned teeth, they can certainly contribute to the problem.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Because they’re the last teeth to come in, there’s often not enough room in the mouth for them to properly erupt. This can lead to a number of problems, including crowding, impaction (when the tooth is trapped beneath the gum line), and even infection.
While wisdom teeth don’t always cause problems, when they do, they can contribute to existing dental problems like misaligned teeth. If your wisdom teeth are impacted or infected, it’s important to see an orthodontist or dentist right away to avoid further damage.
At Davis Orthodontics, we can help you with all of your dental needs, including wisdom teeth removal and treatment for misaligned teeth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
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