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Playing Sports With Braces

We have great news for all you athletes out there! You can still play sports even while undergoing orthodontic treatment – with one little rule.

We highly recommend that you wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth and your appliance while playing – whether in a real game, or just playing around. Let us know if you need help finding the right mouth guard for your comfort and protection.

In case of a sports emergency, be sure to immediately check your mouth and appliance for damage. If you notice any loose teeth or appliance damage, please contact our office right away. You can temporarily relieve the discomfort by applying wax or rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater.

Good luck – we are rooting for you!