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Why You Need a Mouthguard When Playing Sports
Posted on 05/23/2017

Why You Need a Mouthguard When Playing Sports

At Inspire orthodontics, we love to cheer our patients on – and since so many of our patients are athletes, we always love to see them excel out on the field. At the same time, watching our patients play sports can be a bit of a harrowing experience! Even in a non-contact sport like track and field, it only takes one misstep or bad fall to seriously damage braces or injure teeth, potentially setting treatment back by months. As an orthodontist serving athletic patients throughout Littleton & Highlands Ranch, we're committed to the health of our patients smiles, and the best way to protect your smile and orthodontics while playing sports is with a custom-made mouthguard.

The Importance of a Mouthguard

A mouthguard is a custom-made oral appliance designed to protect teeth and orthodontic appliances from damage during sports, and it's designed to protect any orthodontic appliance ranging from clear braces to Invisalign Teen. Because it's custom-made to fit your mouth, it fits perfectly against your teeth and orthodontics, holding them in place and providing a layer of protection to help keep them safe from any falls or impacts. A mouthguard is critical to playing sports, as it's the only way to ensure your teeth and braces are protected during spring sports like lacrosse. In fact, athletes who don't wear a mouthguard are more than 60 times more likely to suffer damage to their teeth or orthodontic appliances! Truly, a mouthguard is critical to protecting your teeth – and after the investment you've made in your smile by getting braces, using a mouthguard is a no-brainer.

Schedule an Appointment With Your Littleton & Highlands Ranch, CO Adult Orthodontist

If you'd like to get a custom-made mouthguard for yourself or for your child, the team here at Inspire Orthodontics would be thrilled to help. Getting fitted for a mouthguard is a simple, painless process that we can do during a regular orthodontic appointment, and after we make your mouthguard, you can swing by the office anytime to pick it up. If you'd like to arrange to make a mouthguard for you or a loved one, feel free to call us at 303-754-0040, reach out to us at our contact page, or use our easy online form to request an appointment at our Littleton, CO office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we hope you have a safe, fun, and mouthguard-protected season of spring sports!