Bruxism is a condition where you grind or clench your teeth. Most people with bruxism either grind/clench unconsciously during the day or while they sleep. Bruxism is typically either a response to stress or anxiety, or indicative of something wrong with your bite or tooth alignment. A proper bite alignment usually translates to fewer jaw issues. Straightening teeth and correctly aligning the bite (and jaw structures) could stop this from happening. Set up a complimentary evaluation with North Seattle Orthodontics, so that we can determine if orthodontic treatment could be of value to you! Virtual and in person visits available. Call us to schedule 206-523-1047.