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How Long Do You Have To Wear Night Guard For Bruxism
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It depends: It depends on how long it takes to get your teeth in proper alignment so your jaw can be moved to the correct position. With surgery you need to have a good interlocking of your teeth in the new bite for proper stability. You need to discuss this with your Surgeon and Orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i grind my teeth at night, can I use invisalign? I've ground my teeth at night for a long time, and have a night guard. I would like to get my teeth straightened, hopefully with invisalign, but don't know if i'd be able to wear the night guard and alig
Be careful: Invisalign is only about half as effective as braces in the hands of a qualified orthodontic specialist. In the hands of gp, less so. And it's usually more expensive. Your grinding may indicate a number of different occlusal problems. Don't be fooled by tv advertising. Go see an orthodontist for a qualified opinion. Make a decision based on your personal need, not on the hardware. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
When you grind your teeth just at night when you are sleeping do you have to wear a night guard all your life?
It varies: Depending on your individual situation. I always counsel patients that they need to wear the appliance for at least six months before we consider that the appliance may not be working. Make sure the appliance is custom made for your mouth by a dentist. Over the counter appliances do not work and can make problems worse. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How to tell if I clench my teeth during sleeping? How long would my jaw be sore? How long for masseter muscle to build up? How to stop clenching?
Clenching: Your own dentist can examine you personally for signs of bruxism such as wear of teeth and abfraction. Soreness of jaw, muscles, joint varies. Your own dentist can examine your occlusion (bite) and advise you steps necessary to reduce bruxism and damage caused from it. Reduce your stress (easier said than done) will tend to reduce clenching and grinding harmful habits. ...Read more
Not if well fit: The milwaukee brace is a historic brace treatment for scoliosis. Generally this is offered for patients who have a curve less than 30°. There are other forms of braces. A well fitting brace does not hurt, nor interfere with sitting down. Historically, patients would wear a brace 23 hours a day. That is a long time! there are controversies with bracing – time in brace, and benefits. Specialty care. ...Read more
Russian Roulette: The moment you stop wearing retainers your teeth begin to destabilize. You can't truly make up for a screw-up. As Invisalign is less effective than braces in optimally repositioning teeth, they are more likely to shift after treatment. Wear your retainers as close to 24hrs/day as possible. Try to not go without. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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Stabilization splint: is also called stabilization appliance, night guard, bite guard or Michigan splint. A full coverage stabilization appliance fabricated in hard acrylic resin is most commonly used. Clinical trials suggest that the stabilization appliance may be particularly effective for patients who wake up with masticatory myalgia due to nocturnal bruxism. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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