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How can you wear retainers and a mouthguard at the same time at night?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Night Guard

The purpose of a retainer is to prevent your teeth from moving and a hard full coverage night guard may be worn as the retainers.

In brief: Night Guard

The purpose of a retainer is to prevent your teeth from moving and a hard full coverage night guard may be worn as the retainers.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Night guard

Good question. Mouth guards are typically just worn for sports so that should not present a problem, but if you are talking about a night guard for grinding, then the night guard should be able to act as a retainer also.
Talk to your dentist about this

In brief: Night guard

Good question. Mouth guards are typically just worn for sports so that should not present a problem, but if you are talking about a night guard for grinding, then the night guard should be able to act as a retainer also.
Talk to your dentist about this
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Michael Tufton
Dentistry

In brief: Occlusal Splint

One option is to have a hardlined occlusal splint made.
The splint will function as a mouth guard preventing one from grinding their teeth but it is also designed to fit the teeth tight and will act as a retainer holding the teeth in position as well. There are also other retainers with different thickness and rigidity of plastic that can work, but won't be as effective as an occlusal splint.

In brief: Occlusal Splint

One option is to have a hardlined occlusal splint made.
The splint will function as a mouth guard preventing one from grinding their teeth but it is also designed to fit the teeth tight and will act as a retainer holding the teeth in position as well. There are also other retainers with different thickness and rigidity of plastic that can work, but won't be as effective as an occlusal splint.
Dr. Michael Tufton
Dr. Michael Tufton
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry

In brief: You can't

A mouth guard will keep teeth from moving all by itself.
You can use the retainers when the mouth guard is not in use.

In brief: You can't

A mouth guard will keep teeth from moving all by itself.
You can use the retainers when the mouth guard is not in use.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dr. Robert Brodsky
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