No matter how old, children have engaged in a sporting activity at least once in their life whether it is an organized sport event or during school. Many parents are worried about their children. They often ask if their child can “Play sports whenever they have braces or any other orthodontic appliance on”.
To put it simply, yes they can. Your child can safely play sports while wearing braces or any other orthodontic appliance; however, you should invest in a proper mouthguard for them.
Mouthguards are the answer for playing any sport while wearing braces safely without worrying about any dental injury. Now however, children are avoiding wearing mouthguards as they are not required to wear them. Children’s teeth are very vulnerable to dental injuries as they are currently developing and they have a higher chance to injure themselves.
Our pediatric dentist highly recommends investing in a custom mouthguard for your child to allow them to protect themselves from any damage. Our mouthguards will fit comfortably and are properly adjusted for your child’s teeth. They are also more effective than store bought ones.
If you are interested in purchasing a custom set of mouthguards, call our office for pricing and to set up an appointment with our San Juan Capistrano dentist.