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Ask a dentist: Can I wear clear aligners if I have my wisdom teeth?

How long do I need to wait after having my wisdom teeth removed before starting SmileDirectClub? Can I wear clear aligners if I still have my wisdom teeth?

We’re answering these commonly asked wisdom teeth questions to help you determine if SmileDirectClub clear aligners are right for you. We asked the expert, our Lead Dentist, Jeffrey Sulitzer, DMD, to get the answers.

How long do I need to wait after having my wisdom teeth removed before I can start with SmileDirectClub?

Typically, you will need to wait 6 weeks after having your third molars (or wisdom teeth) removed before starting SmileDirectClub, recommends Dr. S. If your dentist or surgeon feels it’s safe, you may be able to start earlier with a signed release form from their office.

Can I wear clear aligners if I still have my wisdom teeth?

If your dentist has recommended removal of wisdom teeth, then please follow that direction, Dr. S says. Especially if your wisdom teeth growing in has caused your teeth to shift. If not, you can purchase our at-home impression kit or book a scan and a duly licensed dentist or orthodontist will review your smile for you. And if it is determined that remote aligner treatment isn’t right for you, we will refund the cost of your impression kit. So getting started is totally risk-free.

Take the free 30-second assessment now to find out if you’re a candidate.

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