Originally Posted by Hondaracer
my dentist recently told me, unless they are coming in overtop of the existing teeth, Wisdom teeth almost never contribute to crowding
I have all my wisdoms teeth still. Luckily for me they all grew out straight/I am not prone to cavities...
I know a lot of dentists get their patients to remove wisdoms teeth out because a lot of the time, people don't clean that far back well enough and causes decay.. So to prevent this in the future, they recommend them getting it removed. Like mentioned, unless they are impacted, they shouldn't cause much issue...
Don't you have retainers from when you had braces? If so, you should be still wearing them every night or so for the rest of your life to maintain retention. If you wear your retainers on while your wisdoms teeth start to crown, it will also decrease chance of your other teeth from moving.