How many professional hockey players have you seen who have all of their original front teeth? Keep that in mind if you have a child who likes to play high-risk contact and collision sports. Mouth guards are important protective equipment that’s quite affordable, especially compared to how much it would cost to fix one or more teeth that were knocked out or broken during play.
A mouth guard is the most inexpensive piece of gear athletes from grade school to college should always wear. It doesn’t take much—a sharp elbow, field hockey stick, squash ball or baseball, to name just a few—to damage a healthy, beautiful smile. And the cost to repair that injury can cost thousands of dollars.
The office of Lehi Orthodontics utilizes a variety of state-of-the-art techniques and appliances that are at the forefront of orthodontic care to make your treatment more effective. These advances have a host of patient gains that include less discomfort, fewer “preservation” visits and less overall treatment time.
Kids should wear mouth guards at their sports practices as well. But it’s difficult enough for parents to convince their youngsters to wear a mouth guard during the actual games, much less at “only” practices. Their resistance can be frustratingly firm. That’s why it’s crucial to make everyone involved—from the coaches, to all the parents and the players—understand the critical risks that go with playing sports without a mouth guard. Young athletes currently wearing braces and other teeth-straightening appliances can ask their orthodontist about the best kind of mouth guard to wear.
The skilled and compassionate team of professionals at the office of Lehi Orthodontics have the skills and experience to give their patients their best smiles and overall oral health. For more information about services, please contact us today!
By Lehi Orthodontics
November 27, 2020