Braces Mouthguards: There Is A Comfortable Option!
Do you have braces? Do you play sports? Do your braces make it uncomfortable to play your sports?
Anything extra added to the mouth, teeth or gums is uncomfortable and braces is no exception to this rule. Often times your braces will make you uncomfortable in a variety of ways. And that’s especially true if you’re an athlete.
Athletics doesn’t just increase your chance of getting hit in the mouth, which is especially unpleasant with braces, but also means you are wearing a braces mouthguard, which can raise the discomfort level. Braces also need room to do their job — shift and adjust the teeth into place — which means your mouthguard must accommodate that.
Your braces are unique to you and your individual mouth structure, with brackets and wires placed to fit your specific treatment needs. So why trust a generic, one-size-fits-all mouthguard to protect those unique, one-of-a-kind braces?
Meanwhile, many generic braces mouthguards are extra bulky to make room for brackets and wires. That is highly uncomfortable and leads to athletes disliking and/or forgoing their mouthguards entirely — which kind of defeats the purpose of having a mouthguard.
That extra bulkiness also makes it extremely difficult to breathe and speak, and because of the poor fit, doesn’t provide the proper protection. Mouthguards should never come loose and float around the mouth; they must fit snuggly and stay in place during any impact so that they don’t become dislodged.
A custom mouthguard is able to give you the exact fit you need for your mouth and your braces. With a mouthguard engineered to your specific mouth structure, your mouthguard has a tight enough fit to firmly stay on the upper teeth without being held in place with the lower jaw. That means without any biting or clenching.
Custom mouthguards are designed with a channel to fit over the brackets and wires without inhibiting orthodontic treatment or alignment. Not only does that remove all of the unnecessary material that makes generic mouthguards so bulky, but that patented design also makes them comfortable to wear.
That means your mouthguard won’t interfere or irritate your braces, and you’ll be comfortable when on the field, court, ice or pitch.