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Will wearing a night guard fix crooked teeth?

Will wearing a night guard fix crooked teeth?

Not night guard: If you want to use the aligner way for orthodontics, many many successful patients have used invisalign. Otherwise, try standard orthodontics, brackets, bands, etc. ...Read more

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Crooked Teeth (Definition)

Actually, crooked teeth are typically crowded together, have lost their normal contact points between teeth, shifted across each other, and rotated. Crooked teeth may be part of a malocclusion (literally, a bad bite). Orthodontics deals with the resolution of crooked or crowded teeth as ...Read more


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Can wobbly teeth stop after wearing a night guard?

Can wobbly teeth stop after wearing a night guard?

Loose teeth: If the teeth are loose because of the trauma of grinding on them in your sleep, a night guard can alleviate the problem. If, however, the teeth are loose because of the loss of bone due to periodontal disease, or an abscess, the night guard cannot solve those problems. ...Read more

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Can a child wear an adult night guard for teeth grinding?

Can a child wear an adult night guard for teeth grinding?

NO: Bruxism is the term for this and it indicates as surely as anything can that the limbic system of the brain is in a marginal metabolic state.The easiest way to cause this is through a diet that is filles with "empty calories" partularly sweets. Look at my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" which you can google. ...Read more

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How do I stop my teeth grinding without using a night guard?

How do I stop my teeth grinding without using a night guard?

Make sure you: Have been check and rule out you do not have sleep apnea, second try to reduce stress in your life with some meditation and exercise. ...Read more

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What is a good night guard for grinding teeth? Upper or lower?

What is a good night guard for grinding teeth? Upper or lower?

Dentist made: The best brux guard is fabricated by a dentist and either on the top or bottom jaws are equally effective. However, if you have pain during the day from clenching, then a bottom brux guard can be worn with minimal speech impediments. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

Short-lived habit: For most kids this habit is short-lived. The vast majority will outgrow it by age 7 and no treatment or night guards are needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take a newly made night guard to fit 100% correctly in the teeth? When I move the jaw laterally to the left it moves a little bit

How long does it take a newly made night guard to fit 100% correctly in the teeth? When I move the jaw laterally to the left it moves a little bit

Night Guards: Have your dentist evaluate this in order to determine what adjustments are necessary. There are different types of night guards, with different amounts of retention and often require more than one adjustment over time. ...Read more

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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 more

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Loose teeth caused by night guard or grinding?

Loose teeth caused by night guard or grinding?

Nightguard: You need to make sure that your night guard fits properly. You do not want to much force on a sigle tooth. You should see your dentist to make sure it is fitting properly. ...Read more

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Why do my bottom teeth feel sensitive when taking a shower but when I use my night guard my sensitivity goes away?

Why do my bottom teeth feel sensitive when taking a shower but when I use my night guard my sensitivity goes away?

Sensitive teeth: Teeth are often a little sensitive to temperature changes after wearing a night guard during sleep. Sometimes this is because they dry out with the nightguard on all night, or because the nightguard is tight, or because you may be grinding or clenching all night. This usually disappears after a short time once the guard is removed. Always check back with your dentist for possible adjustments. ...Read more

Night Guard (Definition)

Night guard is used to separate teeth , it will help patient that ...Read more