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Do I Need Wisdom Tooth Extracted Before Getting Invisalign?

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Evan
Do I Need Wisdom Tooth Extracted Before Getting Invisalign?Wisdom teeth are usually the last set of teeth to come out. They usually emerge during their teenage years or as young adults. Some people may experience some problems as their wisdom teeth come in. This can cause painĀ and infections.

Invisalign is a common treatment option for misaligned teeth. Many people prefer Invisalign because they are aesthetically pleasing. If you want to align your teeth using Invisalign, you may wonder whether you will have to extract your wisdom teeth before the treatment begins. Let's take a thorough look at whether you should extract your wisdom teeth before Invisalign and why it is important to do so.

Can I Get Invisalign Treatment If I Still Have Wisdom Teeth?

It is important to start by stating that having wisdom teeth do not interfere with you getting Invisalign treatment. Therefore, yes, it is possible to get Invisalign when you still have your wisdom teeth.

Do I Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Extracted Before My Invisalign Treatment?

Whether your dentist will need to extract your wisdom teeth before your Invisalign treatment will boil down to your specific case. At the start of this process, your dentist will take an x-ray of your teeth to determine whether your wisdom teeth are impacted or asymptomatic. Impacted wisdom teeth are those that are under the gums.

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, then your dentist may recommend extraction of the teeth before Invisalign treatment. This is because impacted teeth cause pain. They may also cause damage to surrounding teeth.

There are a few other instances where your dentist may need to extract your wisdom teeth before Invisalign treatment. They include; if the wisdom teeth are crooked and if there is an infection in the wisdom teeth. If the wisdom teeth are preventing the Invisalign from properly fitting, your dentist will recommend an extraction.

Finally, if your wisdom teeth have not come out, your dentist will recommend waiting until they come out. This is because they may cause misalignment of other teeth, by pushing them out of position when they come out.
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