Keep Them Smiling
Mouthguards are a vital part of many sports equipment setups. While we naturally think of sports like football when it comes to a mouthguard, did you know that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a mouthguard for such sports as acrobatics, gymnastics, and even skydiving?
Mouthguards are the single best way to protect your smile! Teeth and mouth injuries are common among athletes but can happen to anyone.
Avoid Serious Dental Injuries
While most traumatic dental injuries occur in children and teenagers, people of all ages can be affected, especially during contact sports.
Oftentimes neighboring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that a thorough orthodontic exam will only detect.
The Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard
While any mouthguard is better than nothing, there are numerous major benefits to getting a custom mouthguard from the team at Serrano Orthodontics.
Athletes of all ages rely on mouthguards to safeguard their teeth from injuries during sporting activities, both competitive and individual. These mouthguards are manufactured using a variety of materials, with some being flexible while others are rigid. By acting as a shock absorber, they shield the teeth and lower jaw from impacts that may cause fractures.
More than perhaps anything else, mouthguards are often the best line of defense in the event of a traumatic impact against developing a concussion.
Custom-made mouthguards, crafted specifically for the individual by an orthodontist, offer the highest level of protection. To create one, we’ll first take an impression of you or your child’s teeth, then we’ll use that to construct the mouthguard.
Custom mouthguards are absolutely worth the investment. We build your mouthguard from specialty materials and tailor it to fit you or your child’s mouth, ensuring maximum comfort and protection.
Over-the-counter mouthguards come in two versions: "boil and bite" (which the user can form to fit their mouth at home) and "ready to wear" (which cannot be customized). However, neither of these options provides as much protection as a custom mouthguard.
Get your custom mouthguard at Serrano Orthodontics and protect your teeth and gorgeous smile.