Q: I already had braces but now I need to get my wisdom teeth out – Will my teeth shift?

A: No!

There is no evidence in studies that says wisdom tooth removal affects the alignment of straightened teeth in front of them! Also, if there is crowding in the front of your mouth, removal of the wisdom teeth will NOT fix it. Sometimes orthodontic treatment can ‘relapse’ or go back to the position of the teeth before treatment but this is usually due to not wearing a retainer!