Whether you are getting braces or your kids have an appointment scheduled with the orthodontist, you may have some concerns about the wisdom teeth growing in. You know that braces cannot go on the teeth until all of the baby teeth have fallen out, but you aren’t quite sure what happens in terms of the wisdom teeth.
The problem with basing braces on wisdom teeth is that the latter may never come in. Some people never get their wisdom teeth. If you don’t get your wisdom teeth, then you also don’t need to worry about them causing any issues with your braces. As a result, you usually will continue with plans as usual unless the wisdom teeth start to pop up right before getting the braces on.
Plenty of people have their braces taken off long before their wisdom teeth even appear. Perhaps your children are going in for braces soon, and you are worried that their wisdom teeth could eventually grow in and cause a problem. Depending upon the age of your children, the wisdom teeth and braces may remain mutually exclusive, meaning that no issue will ever exist.
Growing in Wisdom Teeth
Perhaps you have plans to get braces or to get braces for your kids, and the wisdom teeth suddenly start to grow in. Most likely, Dr. Runnels is going to want to wait until the tooth or teeth have finished their growing process before deciding what to do. That may mean you need to wait a little bit longer to get the braces put on, but in the long term, this decision will affect your health positively.
Wisdom Teeth That Are In
Many people have their wisdom teeth removed once they do grow in. Wisdom teeth can cause a number of problems, and plenty of people experience a great deal of pain because of them. Due to that fact, the wisdom teeth may get removed before the braces are put on, and then no issues exist at all. However, some orthodontists will determine that the wisdom teeth are not an issue, and they may need to become part of the braces process.
Wisdom Teeth That Grow in While Braces Are In
Another situation that could occur is if the wisdom teeth begin to grow in while you or your kids are wearing braces. The correct course of action is going to vary from case to case. Some orthodontists will say that the wisdom teeth are fine and that they do not need to come out at all. Others may feel that it is necessary to get the wisdom teeth out of the mouth as soon as possible before they cause any more problems.
Whether or not wisdom teeth will affect your braces depends upon so many different factors. During your consultation, Dr. Runnels and our medical team will evaluate your specific condition. Together with you, we’ll create a treatment plan that’s right for you. Contact Runnels Orthodontics today to schedule your consultation.