It’s already February and if you’ve been feeling self conscious about your teeth, now might be a good time to show your smile some love for Valentine’s Day. If you are a sports enthusiast, you don’t need to postpone wearing braces if you’re worried about getting injured during your favorite high impact activities.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you can minimize the risk of oral damage almost twofold just by wearing a proper mouth guard. Our orthodontists, Dr. Kort Igel and Dr. Daniel Chartrand, provide an orthodontic mouth guard to be worn during any contact sports so you can still protect your smile in braces.
Protecting Teeth and Gums
Keeping your teeth safe is important; you always want to make sure your teeth and gums are protected while actively participating in high impact recreational activities. It is a small price to pay while getting your teeth straightened. This simple easy to wear smile solution will keep all of your oral tissues, including lips, tongue and inner cheeks safe whether you are on the court or in the field. Best of all, you won’t have to choose between your favorite activity and getting your teeth straightened, because you can do both!
Orthodontic Mouth Guard
Our orthodontic mouth guard buffers the mouth against sports injuries that can arise from broken brackets, bleeding gums or fractured teeth. Unlike normal mouth guards, an orthodontic version offers extra room with the same protection while fitting comfortably over your braces, teeth and gums. A mouth guard also ensures that your teeth straightening treatment plan stays on course without interruption from injury whether you love playing any of the following sports:
Your orthodontic mouth guard is made from silicone so it effectively cushions your lips from hitting against your teeth on impact. It protects braces hardware and softens any impact that might affect how your braces stick to your teeth. Your orthodontic mouth guard also protects any dental restorations in your mouth and even saves you money that would arise if they are damaged or knocked out.
Should your mouth sustain an injury during sports activities while wearing your orthodontic mouth guard, you’ll still want to address the injured area as quickly as possible. Having a bad fall or getting hit in the face can still affect the teeth and braces. If you have an emergency, call us so we can set aside enough time to get you in for an emergency visit to address any issues.
So if you are a sports and recreational activity enthusiast wanting to get your smile straightened with orthodontic treatment in Omaha, Nebraska, our Igel Orthodontic team is excited to assist you in reaching your goals. You can check out our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) https://www.igelorthodontics.com/patient-information/faqs/ or give us a call at (402) 330-1152 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Igel, Dr. Chartrand and our dedicated team.
Your smile deserves it!