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Mouth Guards and Orthodontic Treatment in Athletics

By May 10, 2017 January 15th, 2020 No Comments

Dr. Rishi Kothari and the team at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics recommends to their patients who play sports in Dobbs Ferry NY that they wear a mouthguard so that their teeth stay protected while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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What do mouthguards do?

Mouthguards help prevent injuries to the teeth and jaws when patients get active in sports or physical activities. They are mandatory in collision sports such as football, hockey, and boxing where the risk of injury is likely. Children and adults involved in incidental contact sports like basketball, baseball, wrestling, soccer, and volleyball are now wearing mouthguards to prevent injuries to the mouth.

In fact, a study of high school athletes found that 75% of injuries occurred when mouthguards were not worn, with 40% coming during basketball and baseball. As a result, whether you’re a child or adult, mouthguards are essential for ALL ATHLETES.

Orthodontic Mouthguards

Orthodontic mouthguards are available only by orthodontists like Dr. Rishi Kothari in Dobbs Ferry NY. These mouthguards may be more expensive than the others, and they are customized to fit and protect the teeth and braces. Orthodontic mouthguards offer the most comfort and protection of any other type of mouthguard available.

Playing sports with Invisalign

Dr. Rishi Kothari and the professionals at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics know that playing sports during orthodontic treatment in Dobbs Ferry NY is easier and more enjoyable with Invisalign clear aligners. Being treated with traditional braces often puts limits on a wearer’s physical activity like participating in sports. Traditional braces are susceptible to damage from impact, and their construction (brackets and wires) may cause discomfort for the wearer.

But Invisalign is made of a clear thermoplastic material that is smoother and more comfortable for the wearer. Invisalign clear aligners make playing a sport during orthodontic treatment easier and more comfortable for the wearer.

• They can be worn during physical activity without metal brackets or wires causing irritation to the soft tissues of the mouth.

• Invisalign is less likely to be damaged by strenuous activity or impact.

• Invisalign is removable so that sports-specific equipment like mouthguards can be worn.

Dr. Rishi Kothari and the pros at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics near Dobbs Ferry NY care about your well-being and smile with orthodontic treatment. They want to make sure both have the best protection during any kind of physical activity.

Dr. Rishi Kothari and the team at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics are experts in Orthodontics. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Dobbs Ferry NY, 10522 zip code area, Sleepy Hollow NY, Irvington NY, Ardsley NY and Tarrytown NY or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rishi Kothari contact Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics at: (914) 332-0900

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