Protecting your smile while playing sports is essential when you have braces. Wearing a mouth guard is critical in preventing or reducing injuries to your teeth and gums during organized and recreational sports. Mouth guards offer protection by absorbing high-impact energy from potentially traumatic blows.
Mouth Guards designed for braces
If you are currently in braces it is very important to wear a mouth guard specifically designed for braces. Otherwise you run the risk of damaging or pulling off your braces. DO NOT USE BOIL & BITE MOUTH GUARDS.
We provide complimentary mouth guards during orthodontic treatment – just ask!
Sports that need mouth guard protection
Basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, martial arts, gymnastics, racquetball, track and field, skateboarding, boxing, skiing, snowboarding, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, or wrestling.
Mouth Guard Care
- Keep your mouth guard clean – rinse before and after each use
- Store in a vented container – let’s your mouth guard dry out
- Avoid chewing on the mouth guard – damages it!
- Replace if worn out
Mouth guards are designed to protect your teeth and jaws
There is less room for flexibility inside the mouth, and a blow towards the teeth or gums may fracture the jawbone. Mouth guards acts like a crash helmet that protects the jawbone from an unexpected fracture.
Mouth guards also protect the insides of your lips and cheeks from large lacerations during an impact. They also protect against chipped or broken teeth, root and bone damage, and tooth loss.
Mouth guards are less expensive than dental repairs
Dental treatment costs vary depending on the intricacy of the procedure, but can be very costly! Wearing a mouth guard can help preserve and protect the teeth and jaws from unexpected injuries. Thus, avoiding unnecessary dental expenses.
Mouth guards are easy to maintain
Mouth guards come in various designs, materials and colors. However, it only takes a toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to clean a mouth guard before and after use.
dobie + rollins orthodontics is committed to protecting their patient’s smiles for years to come. If you ever need a new mouth guard during orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to ask!
Don’t forget to “Love Your Smile” as well as “Protect Your Smile”
Journal of the American Dental Association, December 2006, p. 1715