Will braces interfere with playing sports?

Posted on March 4, 2016

No, they will not. At Cardinal Orthodontics, we treat wrestlers, hockey players, soccer players, lacrosse players, football players, and players in all other types of sports.

A good number of parents are interested in how braces and sports work together. Some parents may think that a child with braces on their teeth must refrain from any of the more active sports, due to the notion that any kind of serious impact may be detrimental to the mouth and teeth. Our kid friendly orthodontists will tell you this is simply not true.

Braces can sometimes help keep the teeth in place when a player has a mouth injury.  We always advise our patients to wear a mouthpiece or a mouth guard if they can. We provide these standard, orthodontic flat mouth guards to our patients at no charge.

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