Dental splinting

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i removed my braces , and they put a fiber behind my front teeth , i learned it is called dental splinting , so i have some questions about it. I recently learned that the correct way to close my mouth is my molars touching and my upper teeth slightly in front of the bottom ones , i've tried to breath like this but i've been having headaches , is it because of the splinting?
 

Dr M

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What you are referring to is actually called a fixed wire retainer. This is common practice after ortho treatment has been completed, in order to prevent relapse or movement of your front teeth. In terms of the headaches, I would suggest mentioning this to your dentist. It might be that you have a grinding issue and in need of a bite plate.
 

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