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Possible to Put Brace on Wisdom Tooth?

Is it possible to get braces on a wisdom tooth and a second molar, only to close a space where a first molar was removed?

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Braces to close missing molar space

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By using TADs anchorage it may be possible to close your missing molar space. A TAD is a small screw that is placed in the jawbone to anchor the second and third molar braces. 

Advantages:

  • no bridge or implant or bone grafting procedure
  • possible cost savings by avoiding need for multiple molar replacements over a lifetime
  • no braces on the front teeth

Disadvantages:

  • treatment time one to two years depending on rate of tooth movement and bite.

Good luck!

San Ramon Orthodontist

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