Dr Bobby Griffin – Sunbird Orthodontics
Dear Dr Bobby, can my daughter still play sport with braces?
In short – yes, she can still play sport. However, in the early stages of treatment, the teeth are moving rapidly, so a mouthguard made to fit today may not fit tomorrow.
Therefore, your orthodontist can provide you with a pre-made double mouthguard which can provide good protection. A more robust mouthguard can be made once the teeth have aligned.
Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, your orthodontist will provide you with a high-quality mouthguard. Dental injuries from sport are with you for the rest of your life, so not having a mouthguard is never worth the risk.
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