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Sports and Braces

Most children have engaged in a sporting activity at least once in their lifetime, whether as part of a group or even with a group of friends at the park. Many concerned parents often ask, “Can my child still engage is sporting activities even when they have braces or other types of orthodontic appliances on?”

It’s a great question, too.

The simple answer is: Yes, your children may safely engage in any sporting activity while sporting a set of orthodontics.

Invest in a Mouth Guard for Your Child

Mouth guards are the solution to allowing your children to engage in sporting activities while wearing braces in order to prevent them from suffering mouth-related injuries, as well as preventing damage to their orthodontic appliances.

Currently, children are not required to wear mouth guards during sporting activities. As a result, most children choose not to wear a mouth guard. However, evidence has shown that failure to wear a mouth guard results in a 60x more chance of damaging their teeth.

As a result, your Las Vegas pediatric dentist (https://dentistryforchildrennv.com/) strongly encourages parents to invest in a custom-fitted mouth guard to ensure your child’s safety and prevent unnecessary damage from occurring.

Las Vegas Customized Mouth Guards

Mouth guards may be properly fitted and adjusted to ensure a secure, snug, and comfortable fit for your child. It’s important to understand that store bought mouth guards are not as effective as custom fitting mouth guards.

For more information on how to obtain a custom-fitted mouth guard for your child, please contact our dental office.


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