Are you getting pain in your jaw and could you be grinding your teeth in your sleep?
‘For some really odd reason i’ve been clenching and or grinding me teeth at night. I’m not for sure though. but its 70% likely. I have braces but they have not been tightened or anything for a while. I have to wear a rubber band on my braces that shifts my lower jaw right…but i haven’t worn that in about two weeks!‘
Just around 1:00 pm my entire cheek/jaw area starting hurting quite badly, and my jaws cracks when i open it (which isn’t too far). it’s hard to eat, and currently its a dull pain in my face, almost inflamed
1) is this TMJ?
2) If it is, what do i do?
3) Are there night mouth guards available for teeth with braces?
Well it could be a few things: It could be TMJ or it could be your jaw shifting back because you are not wearing your rubberbands it is very important to wear your bands at all times.
I would suggest calling your orthodontist and make an appointment.
You can buy a mouth guard at any drug store and if they are not working for you then talk to your orthodontist and they can make you a special one.
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