Article Summary: A recent poll from the American Dental Association reports that the past year has given rise to a 59-percent increase in teeth grinding and clenching, a 53-percent increase in chipped teeth and a 53-percent increase in jaw pain, all of which can cause the teeth to shift. Regardless of the cause, New York cosmetic dentist Jason Kasarsky, DDS says there is no question that COVID has increased awareness around orthodontic aesthetics. "In our practice, patients have been asking about orthodontic treatments due to one main reason: Zoom is highlighting all of their insecurities. This uptick has been on the rise since November."



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