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4 weeks ago i got my palatal expander put on. In the past few days, i've started to grind my teeth at night. Why is this?

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Dr. David Gisborne
Dentistry

In brief: No More Status Quo

The muscles that control your bite have been interrupted by placing the teeth in a new position.
You are trying to grind down the new interferences to get back to the original position. To help during the transition a temporary night or day guard can be used so you can grind on the appliance and not damage the teeth or cause muscle pain. This is a normal reaction to a new position.

In brief: No More Status Quo

The muscles that control your bite have been interrupted by placing the teeth in a new position.
You are trying to grind down the new interferences to get back to the original position. To help during the transition a temporary night or day guard can be used so you can grind on the appliance and not damage the teeth or cause muscle pain. This is a normal reaction to a new position.
Dr. David Gisborne
Dr. David Gisborne
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Dr. Najibe Dow
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Teeth shifting

This may be the effects of your teeth shifting , the slightest movement of your teeth can create pressure on contacts and your bite seem a bit off.
This is a slow process, but usually will correct itself as the palate moves. If the noticeable grinding does not correct itself after the braces are complete you may be in need of a night guard.

In brief: Teeth shifting

This may be the effects of your teeth shifting , the slightest movement of your teeth can create pressure on contacts and your bite seem a bit off.
This is a slow process, but usually will correct itself as the palate moves. If the noticeable grinding does not correct itself after the braces are complete you may be in need of a night guard.
Dr. Najibe Dow
Dr. Najibe Dow
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