Fall is upon us, and many of our patients are getting back in to the hustle and bustle of school, extracurriculars, and fall sports. We think playing sports is a wonderful thing – it’s a great way to get exercise, make friends, and build vital skills like teamwork and sportsmanship. Unfortunately, though, we’ve seen plenty of patients come in with broken braces or loose teeth thanks to a bad fall or tackle when they weren’t wearing a mouth guard. That’s why for this blog, we want to explain why it’s so vital to wear a mouth guard while playing sports this fall.
A mouth guard is a device that’s held in the mouth during sports games and practices that provides protection for the mouth, teeth, tongue, and braces. While generic, store-bought mouth guards exist, if you’re wearing braces, we’ll create a custom mouth guard suited specifically for you. This will fit easily and comfortably, helping to absorb energy from any sporting incidents and protect your braces and smile.
Orthodontics is an investment in your best asset – your smile. It’s a proactive step on the path towards a better smile, and we’re proud of you for taking it. But we certainly don’t want you to lose all of your hard work because of a simple sporting accident! If you’re getting ready to start your fall sports again, we encourage you to make an appointment with us so we can fit your with your own custom mouth guard – that way, you can play your best without needing to worry about hurting your smile or your braces.
Have more questions about mouth guards or ready to come in for a mouth guard fitting appointment? We’re always happy to help! Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Kansas City, MO office. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to seeing you back at this blog for more info and updates on keeping your smile healthy. Until next time, have fun and stay safe with your sports this season!