If your child grinds or clenches their teeth, it can be a sign that they have an underlying orthodontic issue. Teeth grinding and clenching is a problem that can cause a lot of damage to the teeth if left untreated. In this blog post, our Level Up Orthodontics team will explain what teeth grinding and clenching is. We will also discuss the symptoms of it and explain how orthodontic treatment can help to correct the problem.
WHAT IS TEETH GRINDING AND CLENCHING?
Teeth grinding and clenching is a condition where a person tightly presses their top and bottom teeth together. This can happen during the day or at night while sleeping. Teeth grinding can cause a lot of damage to the teeth, including wearing down the enamel, cracking or breaking the teeth, and causing pain in the jaw.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF TEETH GRINDING AND CLENCHING?
The symptoms of teeth grinding and clenching include:
-Wearing down of the tooth enamel
-Cracks or fractures in the teeth
-Pain in the jaw
If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, it is important to take them to see an orthodontist.
HOW CAN ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT HELP?
Orthodontic treatment can help to correct the problems caused by teeth grinding and clenching. Braces or other devices can be used to realign the teeth and jaw, which can help to reduce the symptoms.
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