Wearing Braces as an Athlete

 
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Sports are popular amongst all ages young and old. While you are wearing braces there are some things to keep in mind to keep you healthy throughout the physical activity that your favorite sports may require.

-Wear a mouthguard: A strong and resilient appliance, a mouthguard covers your teeth and braces and protects them when an object forcefully hits your mouth. This mouthguard can help you avoid orthodontic emergencies such as knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, and damaged braces.

-Avoid sports drinks: Since sports drinks contain extreme amounts of sugar, you increase your chances of developing tooth decay. It is best to avoid drinking sports drinks and drink water instead.

-Attend your adjustment appointments: Your adjustment appointments are very important when staying on track toward your perfect smile. They are also helpful when your braces have been damaged or when they have suffered wear and tear. These appointments can help us fix your appliance if it’s needed.