Wearing A Mouthguard Over Your Braces

School is back in session and protecting your smile throughout all your activities is extremely important. Dental injuries are common in sports and physical activities. You should always wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. A mouthguard is a cushioning appliance made of flexible material that fits snugly over the teeth to help prevent injuries to the teeth and mouth.

Many people think if you have braces that you are unable to wear a mouth guard. However, that is simply not true! Wearing a mouth guard over your braces will protect your teeth from the injury’s impact and protect your lips and cheeks from lacerations. The mouth guard essentially creates a barrier between your braces and your cheeks or lips. It is easy to find a mouth guard that will fit over your braces. Most mouth guards are custom made so that they fit the mold of your braces and brackets. The first step to take to get a mouth guard for your braces is to contact your orthodontist

Luckily, Maryland orthodontic specialists is here to help. We have mouth guards that are specially made to fit over braces available to you. Reach out to us to get started today.