An Orthodontic Mouth Guard Can Prevent Oral Injury

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If you love to play sports but also wear braces, we can help you have a comfortable and confident orthodontic experience. By answering the following FAQs about playing athletics with braces, we can help you protect your orthodontic gear:

Do I have to give up sports while wearing braces?
No, you can play the same sports when you are receiving orthodontic treatment. We strive to provide straighter smiles for children, teens and adults, and we understand that many patients play contact sports and other athletic activities while wearing braces.

How do I protect my smile from injury?
When you are active in any activity, you should protect your teeth regardless of whether you have braces. You can protect your orthodontic appliance by covering it with an orthodontic mouth guard that prevents damage when an object hits you in the mouth.

What is this appliance?
An orthodontic mouth guard is small and portable so that you can wear it over your teeth and stop elbows, knees and any objects from hurting your smile. Your appliance may be made of rubber or silicone and can be available as a stock, boil and bite or custom option. Our orthodontist is happy to offer custom mouth guards that are custom fit to your smile.

What should I do if I have an oral injury?
An oral emergency of any kind should be reported to Montoya Orthodontics as soon as possible so that you can receive treatment. To reduce the risk of injuries, you should always wear your mouth guard to stop lacerations on your lips and cheeks and protect your braces and teeth from damage.

To speak with Dr. Robert Montoya about how to protect your braces in Keller, Texas, call our office today at 817-427-2237 and arrange a consultation with us!