Will My Teeth Straighten After Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

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Ever since the days of braces, you’ve probably dreamed of a perfectly aligned smile.

Now, you might be considering getting your wisdom teeth removed, and you’re wondering – will my teeth straighten after wisdom teeth extraction?

The short answer is: generally, wisdom teeth removal won’t directly straighten your teeth. But let’s delve deeper into this topic because there’s more to the story!

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If I Get a Molar Removed Will My Teeth Shift?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth.

Sometimes, there simply isn’t enough space for them, leading to overcrowding and misalignment of your other teeth.

In these cases, wisdom teeth removal can indirectly contribute to a straighter smile. Here’s why:

Reduced pressure

When wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck under the gum line), they can push on your other teeth, causing them to shift and crowd.

Removing them relieves this pressure, allowing your existing teeth to settle back into a more natural position.

Space creation

Wisdom teeth removal might create space for future orthodontic treatment like braces or Invisalign, depending on your dentist’s recommendation.

Does Removing Wisdom Teeth Affect Jawline?

Maybe, but the effects are usually subtle. Here’s what you need to consider:

  • Jawline shape: Removing wisdom teeth might cause a slight change in its shape, but this doesn’t guarantee straighter teeth.
  • Minimal movement: Even if your third molars were affecting your jawline, their removal likely won’t cause significant changes to your overall smile alignment.

Here’s a tip: In our clinic in Laveen, Phoenix we always advise our patients to consult with an orthodontist after wisdom teeth removal if they’re interested in achieving a straighter smile.

An orthodontist can assess your specific situation and recommend the best course of action.

Wisdom Teeth Got You Down? Explore Removal Options! 

If you’re experiencing wisdom teeth troubles or simply have questions, Somos Dental can help! Don’t Let Wisdom Teeth Hold You Back! Affordable Removal Options Available (Starting at $999)* 

We are a orthodontic and dental clinic conveniently located in Phoenix and Dallas.


You’re welcome to contact us at 623-869-1091 for details or complete our online form to BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION. Start your path toward a stunning smile now.

Remember: Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure, so consulting a qualified dentist is crucial. At Somos Dental, our experienced team will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a comfortable and safe experience.

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