Protecting athletes’ teeth is absolutely vital during their orthodontic treatment, and here at Goldenberg Orthodontics, we’re delighted to offer the highest-quality mouthguards for athletes.
How Can Mouth Guards Help?
Affordable and simple protective sports equipment like mouth guards make a surprisingly big difference when it comes to preventing or reducing oral injuries. During one recent survey carried out by the AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) 70% of parents admitted they were worried their child may be injured while participating in organized sport, however 67% confessed their child didn’t have a mouth guard to wear during sports like soccer, football, lacrosse and basketball.
Why Choose A Mouth Guard From Your Orthodontist?
There are several options available when it comes to choosing a mouth guard for your child. There are many types of mouth guard which can be bought off the shelf in stores or online. However, while these offer more protection than wearing no mouth guard at all, they are not as effective as a properly fitted orthodontic mouth guard.
Over the counter mouth guard products are not customized to the unique shape of the user’s mouth. This means that the fit isn’t ideal and the risk of discomfort is higher. Also, the level of protection is lower due to the poor-quality fit. When a mouth guard is fitted and supplied by an orthodontist, the impression is taken from the patient’s own teeth. This ensures a perfect fit custom-made for the patient’s mouth. The quality of the materials will also be much higher for a longer lasting result.
Should I Buy My Child A Mouth Guard?
Athletes who fail to wear a mouth guard have a 60% greater chance of experiencing tooth damage. However, the ADA (American Dental Association) has estimated mouth guards are able to prevent over 200,000 injuries to the mouth every year. We all want to do the best thing for our children’s health and well-being. With that in mind, choosing the best possible mouth guard to keep them safe while they participate in their favorite sporting activities couldn’t be more important.
Protect your children’s teeth by getting them a sports mouth guard. Call Goldenberg Orthodontics today and arrange your child’s appointment.