Protecting your smile while playing sports is essential when you have braces. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury. If you participate in active sports, it is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that you wear a mouthguard.
Pre-made mouthguards can be purchased at most sporting goods stores, for use while wearing braces, do not use 'boil and bite' mouthguards. If you wear braces, it is important for you to wear a mouthguard during contact sports.
Sports-related injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries incurred by athletes. Our goal is to help minimize your chances of a sports-related injury to your smile. Be sure to ask your doctor about mouthguards at your next appointment.