Dental braces are a tried and true way to correct crooked teeth, an underbite, an overbite, improperly spaced teeth, and general dental misalignment. An orthodontist will fit the braces, periodically inspect and adjust them, and it's largely a case of waiting for the treatment to be over. But is it really that simple? Is it possible for braces to fail in what they're supposed to do? While it is possible, it's very easy (and certainly in your best interests) to avoid this potential failure.
A New York dentist has reported a curious phenomenon directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a drastic increase in patients seeking treatment for teeth that have been damaged by grinding. A considerable amount of the problem has been linked to stress, as in people are traumatized by the pandemic and are nervously grinding their teeth in response, even if they're unaware that they're doing it. Regardless of what caused it, how can you reverse the damage caused by grinding?