School Year Sports and Orthodontics

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It's back to school time, and that means school sports are up and coming, and that can lead to a greater chance of your kids damaging their precious mouths and pearly whites!

If your kids play sports, it's important that you consult our office for special precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard. A protective mouth guard is advised for playing aggressive sports such as football, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, and others. Be sure, however, to avoid mouth guards that custom form to your teeth, as these will resist any tooth movements we are trying to achieve.

In case of an accident involving the face, check your mouth and the appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged, please schedule an appointment with the office. And don’t forget to ask us about how you can get a mouth guard for yourself!

Only by using a mouth guard and other forms of facial protection can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. Please give us a call if you have any questions about mouth guards or your treatment at our office.

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