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Will wearing a night guard fix crooked teeth?

20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerry Hu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not night guard

If you want to use the aligner way for orthodontics, many many successful patients have used invisalign.
Otherwise, try standard orthodontics, brackets, bands, etc.

In brief: Not night guard

If you want to use the aligner way for orthodontics, many many successful patients have used invisalign.
Otherwise, try standard orthodontics, brackets, bands, etc.
Dr. Jerry Hu
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Night guards are used to help alleviate teeth grinding to prevent wear and tear on our teeth not for crooked teeth.
Please see your dentist about it.

In brief: No

Night guards are used to help alleviate teeth grinding to prevent wear and tear on our teeth not for crooked teeth.
Please see your dentist about it.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

A night guard protects malposed teeth from excessive wear, and it protects the jaw joints.
To straighten teeth you probably need braces. Ask your general dentist to refer you to and orthodontic specialist to learn your options...There are many.

In brief: No

A night guard protects malposed teeth from excessive wear, and it protects the jaw joints.
To straighten teeth you probably need braces. Ask your general dentist to refer you to and orthodontic specialist to learn your options...There are many.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

A night guard helps with grinding or clenching your teeth.
It will not straighten your teeth.

In brief: No

A night guard helps with grinding or clenching your teeth.
It will not straighten your teeth.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Brandon Martin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No!

The purpose of a night guard is to protect your teeth from abnormal forces caused by grinding or clenching (typically while one is sleeping).
While some night guards are made out of a material similar to orthodontic appliances that move teeth, the two appliances serve very different purposes. Best of luck!

In brief: No!

The purpose of a night guard is to protect your teeth from abnormal forces caused by grinding or clenching (typically while one is sleeping).
While some night guards are made out of a material similar to orthodontic appliances that move teeth, the two appliances serve very different purposes. Best of luck!
Dr. Brandon Martin
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Night guard

No. A true night guard is meant to keep you from ruining your teeth by grinding or clenching them. They are not meant to straighten your teeth.
Invisalign can straighten your teeth and can serve temporarily as a night guard as well.

In brief: Night guard

No. A true night guard is meant to keep you from ruining your teeth by grinding or clenching them. They are not meant to straighten your teeth.
Invisalign can straighten your teeth and can serve temporarily as a night guard as well.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. George Ayoub
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Braces

Need to see an orthodontist about crooked teeth night guars is passive, it only protect your teeth from grinding and clinching.

In brief: Braces

Need to see an orthodontist about crooked teeth night guars is passive, it only protect your teeth from grinding and clinching.
Dr. George Ayoub
Dr. George Ayoub
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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry

In brief: No

A nightguard should not be putting forces on your teeth that would cause movement.
..Unless you're wearing clear aligners specifically designed for that purpose. If it feels like one or a few of your teeth are being pushed more than the other teeth and are sore, see your dentist for an adjustment to the nightguard.

In brief: No

A nightguard should not be putting forces on your teeth that would cause movement.
..Unless you're wearing clear aligners specifically designed for that purpose. If it feels like one or a few of your teeth are being pushed more than the other teeth and are sore, see your dentist for an adjustment to the nightguard.
Dr. Aaron Cook
Dr. Aaron Cook
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