Do you play sports? Do high-impact activities? You will want to protect your mouth and your braces. We recommend using a mouthguard, which is worn over the teeth to protect them from trauma that can happen during physical activity.
You’re investing time and money in your smile, so isn’t it important to take the right measures to protect that investment? Mouthguards make it easy. They are great for athletes who are more susceptible to trauma injury, especially football, hockey and wrestling athletes.
Lessen the chance of chipping, losing teeth or sustaining oral trauma
Losing permanent teeth can affect your overall health—the way you look, speak and eat. Not only that, you could risk root damage, crown damage, and trauma to your lips, cheeks, or gums.
You only get one set of permanent teeth, so it’s important that you take good care of them. There’s no reason to avoid the activities you love either.
Types of Mouthguards to choose from
Depending on your budget, you can choose from a variety of mouthguards to protect your mouth, teeth, and smile. They are all made of a plastic material or laminate. They should be easy to clean, unlikely to be damaged, and not restrict your speech or breathing.
- Standard: this one-size-fits-all approach is the most inexpensive way to go because it’s a standard size. It’s most readily available too—pick one up at your local store or online. But does it fit your mouth comfortably?
- Boil-and-bite: want a more custom fit? You can try the boil and bite style which means they are placed in boiling water to soften the material that will then conform to your bite when you clamp down. Look online or in stores.
- Custom: At King Orthodontics, we offer custom-made mouthguards that are specific to your bite for the ultimate in size and comfort. Ask about a mouthguard at your next appointment.
Interested in a custom mouthguard?
Call King Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment to be fitted for a custom mouthguard. Continue enjoying all of your sports and physical activity worry free!