If your child is an avid sports player, particularly football, they may be disappointed when they find out they need braces. They may have heard from fellow players that having a permanent mouth appliance isn't helpful when playing this sport. But that isn't necessarily true. As you prepare for your next professional dental appointment to discuss your child's braces, you probably have a few questions. How can my child still play football safely? Is there a special football mouthpiece for braces? Can he play and protect his braces at the same time? The answer is a resounding "yes!" as long as he wears a football mouthguard for braces.
Let's go over the important steps you can take to make sure you get the appropriate mouthguard for your child and how best to instruct them on cleaning and replacing it. There's no reason that orthodontic treatment should hinder your child's enjoyment of sports!