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How to prevent teeth clenching with braces?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Ritz
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nite guard

Ask your orthodontist to make you a nite guard.

In brief: Nite guard

Ask your orthodontist to make you a nite guard.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Prevent damage, not.

It's unlikely that you can do something short term to prevent teeth clenching.
However, there are things that can be done to prevent damage to your teeth and bone\gums if you do clench. Discuss this issue with your orthodontist who will probably make some suggestion as to treatment.

In brief: Prevent damage, not.

It's unlikely that you can do something short term to prevent teeth clenching.
However, there are things that can be done to prevent damage to your teeth and bone\gums if you do clench. Discuss this issue with your orthodontist who will probably make some suggestion as to treatment.
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Dr. S. jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Prevention

You are unlikely to eliminate "clenching;" however, the damage produced can be perhaps be reduced with some type of bite splint or night guard.
Ask your orthodontic specialist for advice for your particular situation.

In brief: Prevention

You are unlikely to eliminate "clenching;" however, the damage produced can be perhaps be reduced with some type of bite splint or night guard.
Ask your orthodontic specialist for advice for your particular situation.
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Orthopedic Dentist

You may be a functinal orthopeidc applicance.
Ask you dentist that is doing your braces.

In brief: Orthopedic Dentist

You may be a functinal orthopeidc applicance.
Ask you dentist that is doing your braces.
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