If you grind your teeth, a condition also known as bruxism, your dentist may have recommended that you wear a mouthguard at night.

However, many people who have had orthodontic work done need to wear their retainers nightly as well—orthodontists now recommend that their patients wear their retainers nightly for life to prevent teeth shifting.

Can your orthodontic retainer prevent teeth grinding, or do you still need to wear a custom mouthguard? Here’s why you shouldn’t rely on your retainer to protect your teeth from bruxism.

An article by Dr. Quoc Lu. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Can an Orthodontic Retainer Prevent Teeth Grinding?