Adequate teeth protection, especially for those who wear braces, is essential when playing sports. Accidents happen, and having a preventive mouthguard can potentially save your child from oral pain and damaged braces. Today’s Orthodontics specializes in custom-made athletic mouthguards in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI, for any sports your child pursues.
Did You Know?
How prevalent are sports-related dental injuries? In 2012, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecast that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events that year!
Sports-related injuries can result in time lost from school and work, and substantial cost to treat a missing permanent tooth. A properly-fitted, comfortable mouthguard, worn whenever playing sports is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to reduce the chance of dental injury in children.
Use the Right Equipment
You wouldn’t let your child play football without a helmet and protective padding, right? Yet it might surprise you to know that kids playing basketball are 15 times more likely to sustain injuries to the mouth or face than football players! Mandatory mouthguards are one reason for that: More American kids wear mouth protection for football than any other sport, which has resulted in a dramatic drop in injuries.
Whether you play on a team or pursue individual athletic activities, keeping safe as you keep fit is your first priority.
Types of Mouthguards
A stock mouthguard. Available at many sporting goods stores, this type comes in a limited range of sizes and varies widely in quality. The least expensive option, it offers a minimal level of protection that’s probably better than nothing.
A “boil and bite” mouthguard. These are designed to be immersed in hot water and then formed in the mouth using bite pressure. They generally offer better protection than the first type, but they may still be uncomfortable, and usually fail to offer full coverage of the teeth.
A custom mouthguard that we make just for you through our Canton office. This is a piece of quality sports equipment that is custom-fabricated for your child’s mouth. We start by making a model of the teeth and then mold the protector around it for a perfect fit. It’s made from tough, high-quality material, offering maximum protection and a superior level of comfort — and its cost is quite reasonable.
Learn More About Athletic Mouthguards in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI, Today!
To get started on a custom athletic mouthguard for your child, stop by our Canton office or give us a call at 734-454-9200. To schedule a complimentary Today’s Orthodontics Smile Assessment for yourself or your child, call us at the above number or click here to use our convenient online form. Your new patient appointment includes a review of your dental and medical history, a comprehensive exam with x-rays, a customized treatment plan, a discussion of insurance and available payment options, and a bonus FREE copy of one of Dr. Teifer’s books – your choice!
During your or your child’s new patient appointment, we will make sure all your questions are thoroughly answered – we always want you to be completely comfortable before beginning treatment. Call today – we can’t wait to meet you!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Canton, Livonia, Novi, and Woodhaven, MI, our team at Today’s Orthodontics also provides 5-star-rated orthodontic care to children and adults in Plymouth, Farmington Hills, Walled Lake, Trenton & Brownstown, MI, and surrounding areas.