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Is it ok to wear retainers if you have bruxism

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
36 years experience Dentistry
Life time?: You need to wear occlusal guard every night before you sleep or when you know you are facing stressful situations. Bruxism usually occurs while sleepi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Usually a month: If you need to go past that for holding position of the teeth, then you need a functional othopedic applliance.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Why not?: Best way to stabilize orthodontic results are retainers. There are many different designs. Second best is wire bonded to the tongue side of your tee ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Wearing Retainers: Good day; Specialists in orthodontics offer a fixed splint that is placed on the back surfaces of the upper and lower front teeth. If u don't fiddle ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth shifting: The retainers you wear at night should keep your teeth in place. Excessive movement of the teeth every twelve hours can result in bone loss. Please ha ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: See a dentist/orthodontist for an evaluation. Depending on the severity of your "crooked teeth" you may or may not be a candidiate for a retaining de ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Night guard : Good question. Mouth guards are typically just worn for sports so that should not present a problem, but if you are talking about a night guard for ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Retainers: There are alternatives, such as clear trays that snap over your teeth or wires bonded to the tongue side of your teeth. Every retainer has different ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, every night: You should brush your teeth at least three times a day or after every meal, and use proxy brush and floss prior to cleaning in the evening.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Teeth shift some: But will not be nearly as bad .Most people end up not wearing retainer like they should at night. Sometimes braces are needed again.

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