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I Broke My Lingual Braces Through Tooth-Grinding. What Should I Do?

August 7th, 2014

Hi Saba. I’m currently wearing lingual braces but unfortunately I grind my teeth in the night and have broken the brackets after just 4 weeks! Obviously I haven’t broken them on purpose and I’m scared of what my orthodontist will say. I haven’t told anyone that I grind my teeth because I didn’t want to be told I couldn’t have braces but now it’s obviously a problem because I’ve broken them. What should I do and will I have to pay for new ones?

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I have broken the brackets of my STb lingual braces because I grind my teeth. What should I do?

January 29th, 2013

Hello, I was given my STB lingual braces only five days ago and I’ve managed to break the brackets already. The thing is I grind my teeth a lot, but it’s not like I do it on purpose obviously, and it’s even worse when I’m sleeping. I didn’t mention anything because number one) I thought the orthodontist would have noticed anyway without me having to say and number two) i thought if they knew i grinded my teeth then i wouldn’t receive the braces in the first place but I really wanted them…what should i do to solve this problem? am I going to have to pay for a new set? thank you!