Orthodontics in Sports: Protecting Your Braces

Have you ever wondered how athletes with braces can protect their teeth and orthodontic treatment while playing sports? Orthodontics in sports is an important topic to understand in order to help protect athletes and their braces from potential injuries.

Types of Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Sports injuries can range from minor bruises and sprains to major concussions and broken bones. When playing sports with braces, it is important to take extra caution to prevent any damage. Common types of sports injuries include ankle sprains, muscle strains, shin splints, and shoulder impingement. To prevent these injuries, it is important to warm up and stretch before playing, wear the proper protective gear, and practice proper technique.

It is especially important to be mindful of your braces when playing sports. Braces can be damaged by contact with other players or hard surfaces, so it is important to wear a mouthguard to protect them. Additionally, it is important to stay up to date on all orthodontic trends and treatments around the world. This can help you stay informed on the best practices for protecting your braces while playing sports. For more information, check out our article on Orthodontic Trends Around the World.

Benefits of Wearing Protective Gear for Braces

Playing sports with braces can be a daunting task, but with the right protective gear, you can protect your braces and your mouth from any potential damage. Wearing protective gear for braces can help reduce the risk of injury, and also reduce the risk of your braces being damaged or broken. With the right protective gear, you can focus on the game while still being safe.

At East Valley Dental Care, we understand the importance of protecting your braces while playing sports. That’s why we offer a range of protective gear options to help you stay safe while playing the sports you love. Our protective gear includes mouthguards, face masks, and helmets, all designed to keep your braces safe and secure. We also offer custom-made mouthguards to ensure a perfect fit and maximum protection.

Proper Brace Care During Sports Activities

When participating in sports activities while wearing braces, it’s important to take extra precautions to ensure your braces stay in good condition. Make sure to wear a mouthguard that is designed for braces, and avoid eating hard or sticky foods before or after playing sports. Also, make sure to clean your teeth and braces thoroughly after playing sports to remove any bacteria or debris. Finally, be sure to check your braces for any signs of damage or loose wires after playing sports. By following these simple steps, you can help keep your braces in top condition and protect your smile.

Tips for Eating and Drinking While Wearing Braces

Eating and drinking with braces can be difficult, but there are a few tips to make it easier. Avoid hard and sticky foods such as nuts, popcorn, and hard candy as they can damage the braces. Cut food into small pieces, and try to chew food on the back teeth. Drink plenty of water to help keep your teeth clean, and avoid sugary and acidic drinks. Be sure to brush and floss regularly to keep your braces clean and in good condition.

Finding the Right Orthodontic Professional for Sports-Related Braces Care

When looking for an orthodontic professional to provide braces care for sports-related injuries, it’s important to choose someone who has experience treating athletes. Make sure to ask about the orthodontist’s experience and qualifications, as well as any specialized treatments they may offer. It’s also a good idea to look for reviews from other athletes who have been treated by the same orthodontist. This can help you find the right orthodontic professional to ensure your braces are properly taken care of during sports and other physical activities.


For more information on the latest innovations in orthodontics, contact East Valley Dental Care at 480-890-2811 or read reviews on Google Maps.



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