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Do braces cause you to have bruxism at night?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry

In brief: No

Orthodontics do not cause sleep bruxism. When there is a change to the dentition as seen with braces, people who have sleep bruxism may become symptomatic where as before they were non symptomatic.
Its the change to the structures, not the procedure itself.

In brief: No

Orthodontics do not cause sleep bruxism. When there is a change to the dentition as seen with braces, people who have sleep bruxism may become symptomatic where as before they were non symptomatic.
Its the change to the structures, not the procedure itself.
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Braces

Maybe but not necessarily.
Although tension on the teeth due to braces can lead to grinding to help alleviate the soreness, bruxism is most often the result of stress in your life. Other causes include bad bites and over active jaw muscles. An exam with your orthodontist should help to discover the cause. Easy test-reduce your stress and see if improves.

In brief: Braces

Maybe but not necessarily.
Although tension on the teeth due to braces can lead to grinding to help alleviate the soreness, bruxism is most often the result of stress in your life. Other causes include bad bites and over active jaw muscles. An exam with your orthodontist should help to discover the cause. Easy test-reduce your stress and see if improves.
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