Using a Mouth Guard to Protect Your Braces During Athletics

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The braces installed by Dr. Ronald Champion represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth for a more functional mouth and an appealing smile. If you participate in vigorous athletics or a contact sports, and some part of your braces is damaged or knocked loose, it will likely increase the amount of time you need to wear them.

A mouth guard is very important for preventing damage to your braces as well as the rest of your mouth. Many athletes complain that the mouth guards available in stores tend to feel bulky, make it hard to breath or just don’t provide adequate enough protection.

You might want to ask Dr. Ronald Champion about being fitted for a custom mouthguard, if you participate in contact sports. These mouthguards are designed to fit in your mouth comfortably and allow for ease of breathing.

If some part of your braces is loosened or damaged, you can secure it in the special orthodontic wax you were given when you were first fitted for braces. This will help to protect your mouth from further harm until Dr. Ronald Champion can repair the problem.

If you have questions about how to take care of your braces or some part of your braces is damaged or loose, please feel free to call Dr. Ronald Champion at 209-575-5888 to schedule an appointment.