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Do braces cause you to have bruxism at night?

Do braces cause you to have bruxism at night?

Bruxism and braces: To my knowledge: no. The age group (i.e. Kids) that gets braces is often the age of highest bruxism frequency. This rate goes down during adulthood but bruxism can still be noted. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Does having braces cause teeth grinding?

Does having braces cause teeth grinding?

Possibly: When your teeth are moving and subconsciously or consciously you feel that your teeth are not hitting correctly, you may clench and grind to attempt to "mill" the bite down to make them hit "correctly". Not good but can happen. ...Read more

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Teeth brace cause teeth grinding, is that possible?

Teeth brace cause teeth grinding, is that possible?

Not likely: Usually it is just the opposite orthodontics make the teeth sore and people tend not to grind, but i suppose anything is possible. ...Read more

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Laforte II & mandibular osteotomy 23 yrs ago. Bite evening up now - bruxism/tongue biting @night. Could braces/2nd surgery be required? Tmj too now.

Laforte II & mandibular osteotomy 23 yrs ago. Bite evening up now - bruxism/tongue biting @night. Could braces/2nd surgery be required? Tmj too now.

Unlikely.: Unlikely. Complex problem. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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My bruxism is making my teeth crooked. I don't have money for dental care or braces. What can I buy at a store to help it? Can't afford dental insuran

My bruxism is making my teeth crooked. I don't have money for dental care or braces. What can I buy at a store to help it? Can't afford dental insuran

Bruxism: also called night time clenching, may cause tooth wear, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck. ...Read more

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All wisdoms out, 2 root canals, and I need braces for bruxism. Can I get braces & get wisdom teeth taken out, & root canals with porcelain w/ braces?

All wisdoms out, 2 root canals, and I need braces for bruxism. Can I get braces & get wisdom teeth taken out, & root canals with porcelain w/ braces?

Porcelain w/ braces: Generally, when a person needs braces, all of the preliminary work is done first. In your case, the wisdom teeth come out, and the root canals have to be completed. I prefer to wait for the porcelain crowns on the root canal teeth until AFTER THE BRACES are done if there is enough natural tooth structure left following root canal. If not, then it depends on the dentist's judgement how to handle. ...Read more

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Do getting braces help with teeth grinding and receeding gums issues?

Partly: By improving your bite with braces, the stresses caused by grinding can be better distributed over your entire chewing system. This may help in part to lessen the issues with receding gums, but mostly likely will not stop the grinding. A nightguard appliance post-ortho and/or appliances to protect the system during ortho will probably still be advised. ...Read more

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What can I do to refit/reshape a night brace for grinding teeth?

What can I do to refit/reshape a night brace for grinding teeth?

Better to remake: If you are referring to a generic night guard, throw it away as they have little value and may even do harm. For a dentist fabricated one, the time and money to try to re-adapt it is a bad idea. Have your dentist mae you a new one. ...Read more

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Do energy drinks cause bruxism?

Do energy drinks cause bruxism?

Secondary: Secondary bruxism is that which is caused by medications or other factors. Caffeine, tobacco and certain medications such as some antidepressants and antipsychotic agents can cause secondary bruxism. ...Read more

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Grinding Teeth (Definition)

Just like it sounds, it means you ...Read more