Habitual teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is a common disorder and one that commonly occurs in children and adults who struggle with constant stress and/or anxiety. While it may seem relatively harmless in the beginning, teeth grinding can badly damage your teeth, your bite, and even your jaw over time, resulting in severe pain. What’s worse is that it tends to happen at night when patients are asleep and blissfully unaware of what’s happening. Thankfully, we can treat the problem here in Ann Arbor, MI. Contact us today to schedule a visit!
Oral appliance therapy is usually the most effective way to treat teeth grinding. Our team will design a custom-made nightguard that’s designed to fit comfortably in the mouth during rest. This strong barrier between the teeth will minimize any chances of harmful contact.
Here are a few common symptoms that can point towards the presence of bruxism: