Can I wear aligners if I grind my teeth?

Grinding your teeth is called bruxism. Bruxism can be caused by a variety of factors and can seriously damage your teeth over time. Your aligners and, eventually, your retainer will help protect your teeth from bruxism. If your bruxism is particularly severe, it may cause your aligners to wear down. The good news is that, unlike your natural teeth, your aligners are replaceable.