I have aligned teeth and as far as I know no problems with a crowded dental arch or jaw; I never needed braces. But I still grind my teeth at night, and didn't realize it until a dentist pointed out that the inner teeth were shorter than the outer teeth. So I wear one of those night guards now (on most nights when I remember). On nights when I don't I can sometimes feel some mouth soreness when I wake up in the morning. I also used to have very bad TMJ soreness, it would make it difficult to open my mouth. Now I can just hear it lightly clicking when I swallow but that's about it. I think for me the TMJ problem was worse when I was very stress and it first developed. And I think teeth grinding is worse on those nights when I sleep very very deeply. But that's what we'd want ideally right?
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