Regardless, if you have braces or not, it is critical that you protect your smile when playing a sport. Mouthguards are dental appliances that go the extra mile to protect your teeth and gums from injury during play. Not only do we recommend that our patients wear mouthguards, but the American Dental Association (ADA) highly endorses the use of mouthguards when participating in a contact sport.
There are three types of mouthguards to choose from: • Pre-made mouthguards • Boil and bite fitted guards • Custom-made mouthguards
Custom-made mouthguards are made in our office and offer the best protection. These mouthguards are made to fit your teeth and mouth exactly, so there are fewer chances of the guard malfunctioning. Whichever type of mouthguard you choose, make sure it is tear-resistance; fits well in your mouth, easy to clean, allows you to breathe properly, and is comfortable. The dentists at Brandywine Dental Services Group can give you information on choosing the right mouthguard and show you how to wear it properly so you smile is always protected.