Results 1 to 2 of 2
Wisdom Teeth
  1. #1
    GamerGirl_2010 is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    9

    Question Wisdom Teeth

    Hi everybody!

    Just had a question for anyone who has worn braces before. I was told that I need braces because I have over crowded teeth and an over bite. I went to an orthodonist for a consultion and he said that I might need to have my wisdom teeth removed. He wouldn't know for sure until he took x-rays.

    He said that if I did need to have them removed, that he would remove them after I had my braces treatment, a total of 18 months.

    What I don't understand is why wait until after the braces treatment?

    If my teeth are crowded I would think they would need the room in my mouth before moving/straightening my teeth.

    I actually did some research online and according to the information I found, none of my wisdom teeth grew out of the gums like normal teeth do. So, they are considered impacted, I believe.

    So my question for you guys is, if you've had your wisdom teeth removed for a braces treatment, did your orthodontist remove them before or after you had your braces?

    Thanks in advance everyone.

    GamerGirl_2010

  2. #2
    Rollercoaster is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    77

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GamerGirl_2010 View Post
    Hi everybody!

    Just had a question for anyone who has worn braces before. I was told that I need braces because I have over crowded teeth and an over bite. I went to an orthodonist for a consultion and he said that I might need to have my wisdom teeth removed. He wouldn't know for sure until he took x-rays.

    He said that if I did need to have them removed, that he would remove them after I had my braces treatment, a total of 18 months.

    What I don't understand is why wait until after the braces treatment?

    If my teeth are crowded I would think they would need the room in my mouth before moving/straightening my teeth.

    I actually did some research online and according to the information I found, none of my wisdom teeth grew out of the gums like normal teeth do. So, they are considered impacted, I believe.

    So my question for you guys is, if you've had your wisdom teeth removed for a braces treatment, did your orthodontist remove them before or after you had your braces?

    Thanks in advance everyone.

    GamerGirl_2010
    Hello! I am currently having treatment towards getting bracers - Part of the treatment is to have my wisdom teeth removed 'before' getting them.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22