Are you engaged in any kind of contact sports, and are you wearing braces? If so, do you need a special mouthguard for your braces? For those wearing braces and playing any kind of contact sports – football, basketball, soccer, rugby, or field hockey, to name only a few – at Oakbrook Orthodontics our answer to that question would be a most emphatic yes!
To protect your teeth and gums, as well as the investment made in orthodontic care, we believe you should seriously consider wearing both a top and bottom mouthguard for braces while playing sports, especially if it’s a contact sport.
Yes, inexpensive sport mouthguards are readily available at most retail outlets. These are essentially a one-size-fits-all option for your upper and lower teeth, and you may quickly find that your OTC model is very uncomfortable to wear.
A slight variant of the one-size-fits-all models is a boil-and-bite mouthguard, and while they do offer a slightly better fit, they’re still far from perfect.
Opting for a custom fitted mouthguard not only means a more comfortable fit, but also extended wear that can protect your brace brackets from additional orthodontic treatments.
Custom Mouthguards & Braces: Orthodontists Near Lombard, Il
At Oakbrook Orthodontics we can’t overstate the importance of wearing a mouthguard to protect your braces, your teeth, and your gums while engaged in your favorite sport.
Creating customized mouthguards and treatment planning that provides the ultimate in protection are just a couple of our specialties at Oakbrook Orthodontics.
You can call us at (630) 705-7900 or contact us online to schedule your appointment to get your special mouthguard for braces at Oakbrook Orthodontics in Lombard.