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Is It Ok To Wear Retainers If You Have Bruxism
Bruxism: Yes. Unfortnately regular retainers won't protect the teeth from the detremental effects of the grinding. Most patients that have spent $$ on their teeth would like to preserve them for many years. Retainer + bite guard or combo device like oral appliance may be more useful. Talk with orthodontist or sleep dentist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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Is it possible if I have severe upper rear teeth crossbite to be able to get and wear dentures? I am 50yrs old and not sure if dentures will be ok
Yes: For any type of orthodontics braces or invisalign. Our teeth do not want to be naturally straight. If you want to keep them straight you will need to use some form of retainer for as long as you want them to stay straight. Most people get tired of wearing a retainer after 5 years and accept a little "drifting" . But if you want them to be perfectly straight a night time retainers is the best. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Usually: It is possible to wear contatcs for sometic purposes, such as to change your eye color. It is important to realize that these are medical devices. Do not share contacts with others, as tears can be a source of infectious diseases. Also, smoking and wearing contact lenses over night increases the risk of infections and corneal ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact lenses: The issue as to whether one is able to wear contact lenses or not is not really related to the power of the lens(ie how near or far sighted you are) but other factors such as the fit of the contact lens on the cornea, whether the tear film is adequate to support the contact lens, or any inter ocular health issues such as infection or inflammation of the eye or eyelids. ...Read more
How long do you usually need to wear a decompression splint after an arthroscopy?
Is it normal to have a changed bite after wearing this? Thank you
If..: If this is an over the counter type mouthgauard, it may be designed only for protecting the teeth. Many studies have shown worsening of symptoms of TMJ using over the counter type guards. They dont fit well and are not adjusted to your dentition. Its best to get a custom guard from your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: If false tooth is part of a bridge, it may have to be sectioned, the teeth moved, and the bridge remade. If implant/crown, may have to be replaced when the rest of your dentition has been optimized. Talk to a qualified orthodontic specialist. We deal with situations like this every day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have braces and i can't wear retainers or that kind of stuff. What are some solutions?
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 teeth. Discuss choices w your orthodontic specialist. ...Read more
I am not able to wear retainers.
Is there any alternative?
Because whenever I put retainers I don't feel well.
My treatment was completed a month ago
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 with these devices the anterior teeth will remain PERFECT. If a potion of the tooth movement included the back teeth, retainers are necessary or u risk the shifting post orthodontics. ...Read more
I wear retainers at night after trays. is it normal for the bottom front row teeth to have 70 percent less contact after not wearing for 12 hours?
Unfortunately: Trays are not as effective as braces. They often leave teeth in better, but not optimal, position. Also note that GP's are not generally as skilled in resolving malocclusions as Specialists. These factors can result in post-treatment instability. Talk to your treating Dentist or (hopefully) Orthodontic Specialist. You may need to wear retainers 24/7 for a period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Well designed retainers are designed to retain teeth in their current position. It takes specific orthodontic appliances (invisalign) or brackets, wires and bands to orthodontically move (straighten) your teeth. See a dentist or orthodontist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am not able to wear retainers.
Is there any alternative of it?
Because whenever I put retainers I don't feel well
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 advantages and disadvantages. If you have been seeing qualified Orthodontic Specialist ask him/her to discuss the alternatives with you. The one thing I can tell you is that retainers are not worn exactly as directed, teeth will shift. ...Read more
I wear retainers every night and have gum recession. should i use a proxy brush every night? i always rinse each it before i apply to each tooth
Had braces on for 6 yrs. Wore retainers as instructed for 2 yrs completely forgot to wear retainers. Will my teeth go crooked again? Will it be as bad
I wore braces for 4 years.Removed them last April,and my Dr told me to wear retainers 24*7.i didn't wear them,now i got gaps in front teeth,wt to do?
Retention: Retention is an active part of your Orthodontic care. There were good and just reasons for your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist's recommendation. Your choices are to return to your Orthodontist for active treatment to revise and then an intensive retention program, or accept that your teeth have moved and will continue to do so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right side of my mouth/jaw hurts/feels numb. Noticed for the past 2 days.Wear retainers at night and pain still is the same like always.
Get Checked Out: The pain could be worsened when you lay down at night because in a horizontal position, the blood can rush to your head. It could be a sign that something is dentally wrong. Could be the left wisdom teeth or another tooth could be infected. This cannot be determined online. I strongly urge you to visit your dentist for a more thorough examination and treatment recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to wear retainers at night and when i am sleeping i breath through my nose, and this causes my throat to become very dry and irritated. why?
I wear a nightly mouthguard currently, but i was wondering if any damage from bruxism is reversible over time (does enamel heal)?
I have bad bruxism. I wear a guard at night. When i get an ex ray done to my jaw, what will it show if something is wrong? Does it show fluid?
Can children wear night guards? Our seven year old son grinds his teeth at night, and i've worn a night guard for bruxism for many years as an adult. Do they have the same things for kids, and if so, do they have to always get new ones due to growth?
Many : Many children grind their teeth. It is normal, and is a part of jaw and muscle development. It i also our bodies' reaction to stress, and as a parent, you know that growing up is stressful. Follow the advise of dr. Davantzis: lots of love and regular visits to the pediatric dentist are exactly what the doctor ordered. Best wishes, dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can I wear my custom made bruxism night guard for basketball or do I have to get a sports mouth guard?
Sports mouth guard: Different material, different function. Please have Dentist make you a custom-fit sports mouth guard for best protection from tooth damage, jaw fracture damage, and concussion damage. An occlusal orthotic (night guard) will not provide trauma protection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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