2 doctors weighed in:

Jaw is out of line because of teeth grinding. Will a night time teeth guard help my jaw re-align?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Night guard

Is the most effective appliance for tmj.
Intraoral occlusal appliance therapy may offer a noninvasive adjunctive method of managing teeth grinding. It is designed to provide a stable occlusal posture by creating contacts between the occlusal surface of the appliance and opposing teeth. Rec.: see a dentist for thorough evaluation.

In brief: Night guard

Is the most effective appliance for tmj.
Intraoral occlusal appliance therapy may offer a noninvasive adjunctive method of managing teeth grinding. It is designed to provide a stable occlusal posture by creating contacts between the occlusal surface of the appliance and opposing teeth. Rec.: see a dentist for thorough evaluation.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
Thank
Dr. Curtis Wong
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Out of line jaw

What do you mean by this? A teeth guard helps simply to prevent the long term issues from teeth grinding but it alone should not result in any jaw displacement.

In brief: Out of line jaw

What do you mean by this? A teeth guard helps simply to prevent the long term issues from teeth grinding but it alone should not result in any jaw displacement.
Dr. Curtis Wong
Dr. Curtis Wong
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
26 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available