If you or your child participate in athletic activities, it is important to use a mouth guard. Sometimes called a sports guard or athletic mouth guard, this oral appliance fits over your teeth to protect them from injury and damage while you play. Dr. Nelson and Dr. Lee may recommend a sports guard if you participate in:
- Martial arts
- Track and field
- Water polo
- Much more!
While mouth guards are most important for athletes in contact sports, a protective mouth guard may benefit athletes in all sports. Dental injuries are unfortunately common during athletic activities, and unprotected teeth may be chipped, broken, cracked, or knocked out. If you are wearing braces or another type of oral appliance, it may also be damaged during sports. We are dedicated to helping you keep your smile safe and healthy.
At Kirby Nelson Orthodontics, we offer mouth guards that are custom made in our lab. This ensures that your mouth guard in North Bend, Washington, fits precisely and comfortably. These mouth guards can be worn both during and after orthodontic treatment. If you believe you may benefit from a sports guard to protect your smile, we encourage you to contact our orthodontists today. We are eager to care for your smile!