We treat many patients who are active in sports. You can keep playing any sport you are involved in at school or in your community while on your orthodontic journey. You will need to be careful to not damage your braces, or injure your teeth or mouth, especially if you play contact sports. Keep reading to learn more about how you can protect your braces, and yourself, while playing sports.
Mouthguards are the best way to protect your teeth when playing a sport. They are easy to use and proven to be effective and help prevent damage from occurring, even when participating in high-contact sports like football and hockey.
Orthodontic mouthguards are made from high-grade silicone that cushions your lips and keeps them from bumping against your teeth and braces. This will help protect your brackets from any impact-related damage and prevent painful scenarios like your lip getting caught in your braces. While orthodontic mouthguards may be slightly larger than regular mouthguards on average, but they are just as comfortable to wear. You can pick up an orthodontic mouthguard at any sporting goods store or ask us abut the ones we have in office.