Urban Legends and Popular Misconceptions about Orthodontics

Urban Legends and popular misconceptions about orthodontics

November 8, 2022

It's an urban legend that when your wisdom teeth come in, they cause your teeth to get crowded. A lot of adults blame this on their teeth getting crowded as adults after they had braces as a kid.

Turns out, it's not true.

They did a study comparing crowding in people with wisdom teeth to those who genetically never developed wisdom teeth at all. Results? Both groups teeth got crowded the same

Looks like you can't blame your wisdom teeth for your teeth that got crooked after braces. 

Wear your retainers!