Braces can be an appliance that needs a lot of attention and care, but you never need to worry about giving up sports just because you have a metal-filled smile. We are happy to help you feel comfortable and confident while you run, kick, shoot, and tackle with braces.
Can I still play sports if I have braces?
Yes, you can most definitely still play sports if you have braces, even if you’re a child, teen, or adult. Sports are a big part of people’s lives, and we never want to take that away from you. We are here to transform and change your smile, and you are more than welcome to play sports throughout the process.
How do I protect my smile?
While you are active, we strongly recommend protecting your smile with an orthodontic mouth guard. When you play sports, there is a high chance that your mouth will get hit by sports balls, knees, and elbows, and it is best to keep your teeth and braces in tip-top shape by protecting them with a mouth guard.
What is an orthodontic mouth guard?
An orthodontic mouth guard is a small, removable, and reliable appliance that fits tightly over your teeth and braces. It is a great object that shields your teeth and protects your lips, gums, and cheeks. There are many guards available in the world today, including boil-and-bite, custom, and stock mouth guards, and they are generally made of silicone, rubber, and other protective materials. If you would like a guard that is created to fit your specific smile, please feel free to call our office today and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist.
What should I do if I injure my mouth while I’m playing sports?
If you ever injure or harm your mouth while you are active, please call our office as soon as possible. We are happy to do whatever we can to quickly and efficiently restore the health and condition of your oral cavity and braces. To prevent injury, please wear a mouth guard. If you don’t, your cheeks and lips can be damaged, your gums can bleed, your brackets and wires can break, and your teeth can fracture.
For more information about playing sports with braces, call our office today and schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you!