I’m a 21 year old male and I never had braces, last time I visited a dentist was about 3 years ago. I never really had crooked teeth but within the last few weeks I noticed my bottom middle tooth getting crooked. I’m really insecure about it. I never had my wisdom teeth removed but I feel no pain or anything. All my teeth seem fine just this tooth. I have no lumps or anything on my gums and I brush my teeth daily.
It sounds like your wisdom teeth may be the reasoning for your front tooth to shift. Most people nowadays get their wisdom teeth removed from the ages of 16 into their early 20’s. Over the years dentist have come to realize that wisdom teeth left in can cause gum disease issues with the back molars due to the fact that they are hard to keep clean. Another reason to extract wisdom teeth is that most people don’t have enough room in their mouth for them which can cause the teeth to shift. We recommend you visit your dentist for an evaluation to see if your wisdom teeth are the reason for your shifting tooth. If that’s the case it may be wise to have them extracted to prevent further shifting. After your wisdom teeth are removed you have the option to get clear braces like Invisalign to straighten out your bottom tooth and make you feel comfortable again.
Post courtesy of Dr. Malone, Lafayette Louisiana Cosmetic Dentist