Mouthguards and Dental Braces

Wearing a mouthguard to protect the teeth during sporting activity is always a good idea and even more so if you wear dental braces. An accidental collision, fall or blow to the face can lead to damaged braces or bridgework and necessitate an unwanted and expensive visit to the dentist.

If you have orthodontic fittings, wearing a mouthguard is always a sensible course of action as it:

• Protects the most vulnerable teeth

• Provides padding between braces and cheeks

• Reduces the risk of damage to dental work

Your dentist can advise on the selection of “a mouthguard that will provide the right protection” for your particular requirements.

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