DID YOU KNOW almost 40 percent of all dental injuries are sports related? And if you wear braces, contact sports don’t only put your teeth at risk, metal in an athlete’s mouth can introduce a host of new risks as well.
Mouthguards Are SO Important
Most contact sports require athletes to wear mouthguards. Properly fitting mouthguards help protect both an athlete’s teeth and the other athletes on the field. But once your braces are fitted, that mouthguard may not fit properly. An ill-fitting mouthguard is not only uncomfortable, it’s also less effective at protecting you from impact, injury, and damage.
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Braces Are An Investment Worth Protecting
Even if you don’t always wear a mouthguard while playing sports, you’ll want to reconsider while wearing braces. Stray balls and other athletes coming in contact with your orthodontic equipment can a painful experience. Not only that, excessive contact can damage brackets and cause delays in orthodontic treatment.
If you ever take a big hit during a game, let us know! We can help assess the damage to your braces and get your orthodontic treatment back on track.
We Want To Help Protect Your Smile
Investing in a mouthguard can make all of the difference for you and your family’s oral health. While participating in sports and other activities is fun, it’s important that you protect your beautiful smile while doing so! Let’s talk about your unique and individual oral safety needs. If you or someone you know are in need of a mouthguard during orthodontic treatment or have questions about mouthguards, please contact us.
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