Please answer my questions and help me be clear on this.
Let's say after you get your braces and straighten out your teeth before your wisdom teeth appear, then your wisdom teeth are appearing pushing all your other teeth making them crooked. So wouldn't it be a waste to get braces and straighten out your teeth before waiting for all my wisdom teeth to appear? That's what my mother told me.
So I listened to my mother. Plus, I didn't want to go through pulling 4 teeth out and moving my jaw (which my dentist told me I had to in order to get braces). Now I'm 22 and all my wisdom teeth have appeared. As all my wisdom teeth were appearing, they were pushing my teeth making them look even more crooked.
Now I'm thinking of getting braces. Is it better to get my teeth straighten out sooner (before my wisdom teeth appear) or later (after wisdom my wisdom teeth appear)? I get the feeling if I get braces now, I need to have them on longer than most people.
How long do kids need to have their braces on compare to adults? How long do adults usually have their braces on?
The last time my dentist told me about getting braces was ten years ago. All my wisdom teeth have already appeared causing the rest of my teeth to become crooked. I refused to get braces because I didn't want to go through moving my jar. Now I regret it since my teeth look so much worse than my teeth when my wisdom teeth hadn't appear. If I pull out my 4 teeth and get braces now, how long would it take to fill the gaps and to straighten all my teeth?