Adequate teeth protection when playing sports is essential, especially for those who wear braces. Accidents happen, and having a preventive mouthguard can potentially save your child from oral pain and damaged braces. Today’s Orthodontics specializes in customized athletic mouthguards in Livonia, MI, for players of any sport.
Did You Know?
In 2012, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecast that approximately 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events that year!
Injuries incurred while playing sports can result in time away from school and work, plus treating a missing permanent tooth can be a substantial cost. A properly-fitted, comfortable mouthguard, worn whenever playing sports is a simple and 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! One reason for this is 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 are involved in individual athletic activities, keeping safe as you keep fit is your first priority.
Types of Mouthguards
A stock mouthguard. You can pick one of these up at most any sporting goods store. 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 stock type, but they may still be uncomfortable, and usually fail to offer full coverage of the teeth.
A custom mouthguard. This is a piece of quality sports equipment that is custom-made 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 comfort at a reasonable price.
Learn More About Athletic Mouthguards in Livonia, MI, Today!
To get started on a custom athletic mouthguard for your child, stop by our 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 plans, 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 Livonia, MI, our team at Today’s Orthodontics also provides 5-star-rated orthodontic care to children and adults in Canton, Novi, Woodhaven, Plymouth, Farmington Hills, Walled Lake, Trenton & Brownstown, MI, and surrounding areas.