At Orthodontics on Silver Lake, we’re on Dr. Steckel’s Teeth Straightening Team to get you the results you want with your braces, Invisalign or Teen Invisalign treatment.
Any time you’re engaged in an activity or sport where your face can come in contact with something hard-another player, a ball, the pavement, or a hard object-it’s time to be wearing a mouthguard! NOTE- This includes practice or pick-up games as well.
Mouth guards can help prevent injury to your jaw, mouth and teeth. They cost a lot less than the cost to repair an injured jaw or tooth.
In 1999, a sports medicine study was undertaken at UNC where athletic trainers from 50 division 1 men’s basketball programs were asked to report data on dental injuries and concussions. Only 13 percent of the players wore mouth guards, and those not wearing mouth guards were 6 times as likely to incur significant injuries.
Some injuries need immediate attention-such as
Mouthguards can be designed to fit over your braces and give you the protection you need. If you are on a Dover or Kent County sports team, you can join Dr. Steckel’s Teeth Straightening Team and protect that precious smile with a mouth guard. Or, you can always try another type of protection: