Playing Sports with Braces
If you’re an athlete, you can still straighten your smile using traditional orthodontics. However, we may recommend you take a few extra steps to safeguard your smile including:
- Always wear a mouthguard during practices, games, or other competitions.
- We typically recommend a professional, custom sportsguard for optimal safety and comfort, but these mouthguards can impede tooth movement. Instead, you’ll need to select a softer and more malleable store bought mouthguard.
- We can help you evaluate store bought guards, so please don’t hesitate to bring your guard along to your visit.
- Mouthguards are available over the counter in sporting goods stores or other stores where athletic equipment is sold as well as from online retailers.