The wisdom teeth will begin to emerge in the late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth are also called the third molars and are the last set of teeth to grow in. If wisdom teeth grow in properly and correctly aligned, they don’t usually cause a problem. However, more often than not, wisdom teeth cause crowding, grow improperly, and will have to be extracted.
While there’s nothing that says that each and every person needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, there are a few situations that will require these teeth to be extracted. Below are two of these most common situations:
Some other reasons why wisdom teeth need to be extracted can include:
It’s also common for wisdom teeth to be removed prior to orthodontic treatment. This is because the wisdom teeth can cause the teeth to shift back into their original positions once the braces come off.
For more information about having wisdom teeth removed prior to orthodontic treatment or to make an appointment for an orthodontic consultation, please contact Lockett Orthodontics today. We are located here in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920