When it comes to orthodontic treatments, some dentists and orthodontists recommend wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth from further damage. While mouthguards are not typically used to straighten teeth, some splints are used to adjust the bite. A night guard can actually cause your teeth to move, as it applies pressure on them and slowly but safely shifts them over time. These aligners look similar to mouthguards, but are made of thinner material and are designed to push the teeth instead of just adapting to their shape and protecting them. Mouthguards are cushioning devices made of a flexible material that fits snugly over the teeth, helping to prevent injuries to the teeth and mouth.
Additionally, you don't want to risk having your dental fillings damaged due to teeth grinding.