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Starting orthodontic treatment is a big deal! The various adjustments to living with your new appliances additional care, hygiene routine, and discomfort are expected, however if you are an athlete, you may require additional protection during contact sports. The risk of injury during contact sports can be greater if your teeth are not protected especially when orthodontics manipulate the position of teeth.

  1. Protection Against Dental Injuries: Mouthguards provide a cushioning effect that helps absorb and distribute the force of impacts, reducing the risk of chipped or broken teeth, fractures, and other dental injuries.
  2. Prevention of Soft Tissue Injuries: They help protect the lips, cheeks, tongue, and gums from cuts and bruises that can occur during physical activities or sports.
  3. Reduction of Jaw Injuries: Mouthguards can minimise the risk of jaw fractures and dislocations by providing a cushion between the upper and lower jaws, especially during high-impact sports.
  4. Prevention of Concussions: Some studies suggest that mouthguards might help reduce the risk of concussions by absorbing and dissipating the forces that can cause head and brain injuries.
  5. Protection for Orthodontic Appliances: For individuals with braces or other dental appliances, mouthguards prevent damage to these devices and protect the soft tissues inside the mouth from injury caused by the braces.
  6. Enhanced Performance Confidence: Wearing a mouthguard can give athletes and active individuals the confidence to perform at their best, knowing they are protected from potential injuries.
  7. Cost-Effective Preventive Measure: Investing in a quality mouthguard can save money in the long run by avoiding expensive dental treatments and emergency care resulting from injuries.


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