Playing sports with braces can be dangerous. At Coquitlam Family Orthodontics, we recommend a protective mouth guard for all sports.
Orthodontic appliances can cause a lot of damage if you get hit in the face while playing sports, and they can be expensive to fix, too. That doesn't mean you can't play all the sports you love while wearing braces; you just have to take a few extra precautions.
When it comes to staying in track with your orthodontic treatment, protecting your teeth and orthodontic appliances while playing sports is essential.
Be sure to consult us during your orthodontic treatment appointments for special precautions if you play contact sports.
We recommend a protective mouth guard for playing contact sports, to help protect your from potential injury, and protect your orthodontic appliances from damage.
With the use of an orthodontic mouth guard, you can play practically any contact sport with braces.
Even if your sport has minimal or no contact, a mouth guard is still a good idea if you have braces! Physical activity always comes with an increased risk of injury.
While you can play most sports with braces, we do recommend you avoid participating in sports where you're sure to get hit in the face, like boxing, and certain types of martial arts.
Check your mouth and your orthodontic appliances immediately if you have an accident involving your orthodontic appliances. If your teeth feel loose, or if the appliances seem damaged, phone us at once for an appointment.
In the meantime, treat your discomfort as you would treat any general soreness. » Learn More about orthodontic emergencies
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