Summer is here and everyone is ready to head outdoors and play sports! Soccer, softball, baseball, dance; there are endless options for children, teens, and adults to get moving once the weather starts to warm up. You may wonder – “Can my child safely play sports while wearing braces?” It is an important question for kids, but it also applies to adults wearing braces. After all, even solo activities like mountain biking and Ultimate Frisbee present potential risks to your teeth, especially with braces on. =Yes – you can wear braces and play sports, but you need to be careful.
Protecting your smile while playing sports is essential to staying on course with your braces treatment plan. For braces patients playing sports, we recommend that they use an orthodontic mouthguard to protect their mouth from any potential injury. With the use of a proper orthodontic mouthguard, any contact sport can be played with braces. Even in light contact sports such as baseball, a mouthguard is a good idea to protect the smile you’re working so hard for.
An orthodontic mouthguard is made from silicone and cushions your lips from bumping against your teeth. Let us know if you think you need a mouthguard and we’ll help get one for you!