Did you know that almost 40 percent of all dental injuries are sports related? If you wear braces, your risk of injury is even higher, because the metal in an your mouth can make injuries more likely for you than for your teammates.
Most contact sports require athletes to wear mouthguards. Properly fitted mouthguards help protect both an athlete’s teeth and the other athletes on the field. However, once we fit your braces, your old mouthguard may not fit properly. An ill-fitting mouthguard is not only uncomfortable, it’s also less effective at protecting you from impact, injury, and damage.
Braces are an investment worth protecting. Even if you don’t always wear a mouthguard while playing sports, you’ll want to reconsider while wearing braces. Stray balls and other athletes in contact with your orthodontic equipment can be a painful experience. Not only that, excessive contact can damage brackets and cause delays in orthodontic treatment.
Investing in a mouthguard can make all the difference for you and your family’s oral health. While participating in sports and other activities is fun, Dr. Zamir recommends that you protect your beautiful smile while doing so! Let’s talk about your unique and individual oral safety needs.
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Z Dental Care5621 W Montrose AveChicago, IL 60634(773) 427-1000
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