Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Usually, these teeth don’t have room to grow properly and are misaligned or impacted (enclosed within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone). This can lead to crowding or damage to adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. As a result, the wisdom teeth normally require removal.
Following the placement of the retainers, we will review a recent digital panoramic x-ray and have an insightful discussion regarding wisdom teeth. We will advise whether there will be sufficient space for them or whether they will need to be removed. This will be done in a timely fashion so patient families don’t have to worry about these aggressive and unpredictable teeth compromising our orthodontic work.