Sports And Orthodontics – The Importance Of Protecting The Teeth
Do you have a child or loved one who plays sports and wears braces? We know that it seems like the supply list for sports is endless, but we have one more item to add. We encourage you to invest in a mouthguard for your child. It will save you a significant amount of money if your child’s mouth were to get injured. While it may seem like traditional braces, clear aligners, or a retainer will protect the teeth if the mouth were to get hit, the opposite is actually true.
Mouthguard and Braces
When playing a sport, there is always the possibility that a player can get hit in the face with a ball, collide with another player, or trip and fall on their mouth. The damage caused by one of these occurrences can be severe and lead to serious discomfort, not to mention an added expense. Not only can the teeth become severely injured, but the hardware can also become lodged in the cheek, causing serious damage.
Protect All Teeth
Even if your child or loved one does not wear braces and plays sports, consider having them wear a mouthguard. This is especially important for contact sports or sports where the mouth can easily be hit. Accidents can happen at any time, and we would hate for the teeth to become damaged when the injury could have been prevented or lessened with the help of a mouth guard.
What To Do in an Emergency
If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency while wearing orthodontic hardware, it is important to remain calm and assess the situation. Contact our office immediately and be prepared to explain the situation and the damage to the braces and mouth. We will recommend the next course of action.
If you have a child or loved one who is in need of a mouthguard and you have questions, we would love to help. If they should happen to become injured and need dental assistance, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Kewaskum, WI, to schedule an appointment. We hope everyone does well with their sports endeavors and remains safe. See you soon!