Your braces represent a serious investment in improving the alignment of your teeth for a more functional mouth and an appealing smile. Athletic activities and contact sports, pose a serious threat to your braces and the health of your mouth. If any part of your braces or teeth it could also significantly increase the amount of time you need to wear them. This is why Quality Orthodontic Care urges all athletes with braces to protect their mouth by wearing a mouthguard during sports.
Many of the mouth guards available for sale in stores tend to feel bulky, make it hard to breath or just don’t provide adequate enough protection. As a result, some athletes will choose to risk their health of their mouth and not wear their mouth guard.
Fortunately, Quality Orthodontic Care can help fit you for a custom mouth guard. These mouthguards are designed to fit in your mouth comfortably and allow for ease of breathing.
If some part of your braces is damaged or knocked loose, you should secure it in the special orthodontic wax you were given when you were first fitted for braces. This will help to protect your mouth until Quality Orthodontic Care can address the problem and repair the damage.
If you some part of your braces is damaged, or you would like to explore your mouth guard options, please call Quality Orthodontic Care at 770-664-6003 to schedule an appointment.