Do you play any sports or are consistently involved with activities that incorporate regular contact? If that’s the case then you should give some serious thought to protecting your smile, whether or not you are wearing braces or have undergone any other orthodontic work.
Luckily, the perfect technology to protect your teeth during contact sports already exists. If you are consistently involved with any kind of contact activity, the American Dental Association highly recommends that you use mouthguards.
Mouthguards are protective coverings that are worn over the teeth to help alleviate any contact or pressure against your teeth.
There are a few different basic types of mouthguards.
- “Boil and Bite” mouthguards,
- Pre-made mouthguards and
- Custom-made mouthguards made by your dentist and their technicians.