The new orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Northshore Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic represent a functional system designed to correct the alignment of your teeth. They incorporate a series of metal brackets, wires, bands, and other possible hardware components capable of applying progressive tension to modify the position and orientation of your teeth.
It’s important to note that any accidental blow to mouth or face could cause significant soft tissue harm or potential damage to braces components. This could also increase the amount of time it takes to fully correct the position of your teeth.
Athletes with braces are often at heightened risk of suffering these adverse complications from a blow to the face. This is especially true if you participate in a contact sport.
Installing a mouth guard in your mouth during athletics can help protect your mouth. Unfortunately, many of the stock and boil and bite mouth guards available in sporting goods stores rarely account for braces hardware.
If you are a contact sports athlete or you participate in other vigorous athletics Dr. Rebecca Payne deVerges can help fit you for a custom mouth guard. This is a soft, durable plastic mouth piece designed to match the unique shape of your teeth and braces. This will provide you with maximum protection and the easy passage of air.
If you are an athlete with braces in the Mandeville, Louisiana, area and you need help protecting your mouth, you should call 985-626-0160 to explore the mouth guard options available at Northshore Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic.