A 48-year-old member asked:
how to prevent teeth clenching with braces?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr. answered
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Orthopedic Dentist: You may be a functinal orthopeidc applicance. Ask you dentist that is doing your braces.
Answered on Mar 24, 2013
Dr. Joseph Ritz answered
45 years experience Dentistry
Nite guard: Ask your orthodontist to make you a nite guard.
Answered on May 1, 2013
Dr. S. jay Bowman answered
35 years experience Orthodontics
Prevention: You are unlikely to eliminate "clenching;" however, the damage produced can be perhaps be reduced with some type of bite splint or night guard. Ask your orthodontic specialist for advice for your particular situation.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013
Dr. Gary Sandler answered
53 years experience Dentistry
Prevent damage, not.: It's unlikely that you can do something short term to prevent teeth clenching. However, there are things that can be done to prevent damage to your teeth and bone\gums if you do clench. Discuss this issue with your orthodontist who will probably make some suggestion as to treatment.
Answered on May 2, 2013
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