Bruxism (Teeth grinding)
Bruxism is a disorder affecting as much as 80% of the population at some point in their lives. Known from a Greek word meaning “gnashing of teeth”, Bruxism covers tooth grinding and jaw-muscle clenching that can cause teeth to break or become worn, cause headaches or even migraines, as well as cause or aggravate Temporormandibular Joint disorder (TMJ). Bruxism can occur with adults and children, but is most common in adults over twenty-five. Many people occasionally suffer from temporary bouts of Bruxism, grinding or clenching their teeth. Up to 70% of grinding occurs as a result of anxiety or stress.Bruxism usually occurs subconsciously when asleep so you may be unaware that you grind but can wake up in the morning with sore cheeks and a headache.How Do My Teeth Move?
Your tooth movements will be meticulously. Smilelign’s technicians scan models of your teeth using cutting edge technology. Each tooth movement is carefully decided using the Smilelign Ortho Studio Planning Software. A 3D animation will be produced that shows the movements your teeth will go through during the course of treatment. This allows you to see how your teeth will look like at the end of your treatment and an opportunity to discuss any specific requirements you may have about how you would like your teeth to look.