I insisted on having one, since even one bad grinding session can crack a tooth, and I wasn't going to risk something that painful and permanent just because he didn't think I needed it... It's really uncomfortable; the big wires fit up over my top braces, and the middle "bite" part keeps my front teeth from touching, which doesn't allow the back molars to touch.
I have heard bad things about that type of nightguard (permanent jaw misalignment), but at this point, since I'm seeing my ortho monthly, he's monitoring my progress and at least I don't go to sleep afraid I'll break a tooth grinding it.
To save my teeth from being chipped off, I decided to get braces.
I had been wearing nightguards the past couple of years, but I swear they make me grind even more.
During the consult, my ortho told me that, since my custom-fitted nightguard wouldn't work once I had braces put on, I wasn't going to have one at all.
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Fortunately, with the Sleep Guard headband I'm even sleeping through the night and not grinding as much as I used to - hopefully over time it will get to the point where I won't feel the need to wear a nightguard anymore... In case you're interested, here are the different posts I have written about my trials: I was really worried about having braces and no bite guard.
My dentist told me that he would construct something for me if it was "absolutely necessary" but that he advised against it.this forums is (supposed) a good source of informations about reported problem and solutions around it appear to me as unusuable because I can not search through. post appear in plain text with all the \[quote\] and \[/quote\] but without visual emphasis. thanks for the SYNACOR feedbackthis forums is (supposed) a good source of informations about reported problem and solutions around it appear to me as unusuable because I can not search through. post appear in plain text with all the \[quote\] and \[/quote\] but without visual emphasis. They didn't want me to have one, I INSISTED on it, or I wasn't going to cough up the 00 for the braces - then all of a sudden it became a possibility. I had heard about the dangers of a nightguard that blocks the front teeth from touching, that sometimes they damage a bite, but since I was being seen monthly, I trusted my ortho would be able to identify if there's a problem early on... I was fitted for a night guard and had immediate and instant relief.It's uncomfortable, but hey, if I'm going to spend that much on my teeth I might as well keep them, right? I never realized how bad it was until I got my night guard and saw the improvement of my quality of life - without the pain, tension, muscle spasms, chewed up tongue, etc. I had been grinding so bad with an ill fitting crown that I had created an open bite (pretty massive one too).Keep your email and your personal information private. Does anyone else have a nightguard for night grinding?