Protect your smile! If you play sports, it’s essential that you wear a mouthguard when you’re on the field or court.
Studies by the American Dental Association show that sports players who don’t use mouthguards have more than twice the increased risk of injury to the face and jaw bones!
Stock mouthguards are one-size-fits-all mouthguards that are relatively easy to put in place and take out, but these are relatively bulkier and are the least protective type of mouthguard. To wear a stock mouthguard, you simply pop it in place. No molding necessary!
Boil-and-bite mouthguards require you to bite into the mouthguard to mold it to your smile. Please be advised these are NOT for Orthodontic patients. Boil-and-bite mouthguards can stick to your brackets and pull them off, requiring an emergency visit to repair your braces. This type can also prevent your teeth from moving since they are molded to your teeth and will not allow your braces to do their job.
Orthodontic mouthguards are the most comfortable mouthguards! These cover both upper and lower teeth, offering full-protection for your teeth and braces. This type of mouthguard is specially-designed for ortho smiles! So they will not adhere to your teeth or brackets, allowing your braces to continue to work and helping protect your budding smile from a traumatic dentofacial injury.
If you have braces, you’ll place your mouthguard in before you start playing.
If you have clear aligners,
Let us know on your next visit! Dr. Battle can help you make the best decision for your smile. We’ll help you choose the right mouthguard and discuss proper wear and care.
We’re here to answer your questions, and we want you to know your options! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.
Ready to get started? Request your complimentary consultation at our convenient Winter Springs or Waterford Lakes orthodontist office in Orlando today!