The Game On Advantage
Author: Dr. Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD
Why Field Hockey Players Need a Mouthguard
Field hockey is a form of hockey that’s played on a field rather than on the ice. It also uses hockey sticks, and instead of a puck, a ball is used to score goals. Whether your youth athlete has Olympics aspirations or they just play for fun and fitness, there is a good amount of protective gear involved. That’s because field hockey can be as likely to produce various injuries as ice hockey. One of the most important pieces of protective gear is a good hockey mouthguard, and that’s even more important for your player if they wear braces. The Game On field hockey mouthguard for braces is the best on the market.
As a parent, you want your child to have a great time playing sports. There are so many benefits to participating in organized sports, it would be hard to list them all. Children in organized sports enjoy a higher degree of self-confidence and develop, on average, more friendships than kids who don’t participate in sports. They also learn social skills such as how to get along with both peers and adults. Children in sports tend to have better coordination and even better vision. Kids who are active in sports are also less likely to develop obesity and more likely to stay physically fit throughout their life. These are just a sampling of the many physical, social, and psychological benefits of participating in field hockey or other organized sports.
You may be concerned about your athlete’s safety if they play field hockey, and it’s understandable. There is a danger of injury to your field hockey player during games or practice. Another player can accidentally hit them with their stick, elbow, or even knee during vigorous play. The ball can hit them in the face while traveling at a high rate of speed. There are plenty of opportunities for injury in field hockey play.
That’s why you make sure your athlete wears the proper shoes, shin guards, gloves, goggles, and other protective equipment. You should also make sure your youth is wearing a high-quality field hockey mouthguard. If your kid has braces, you need to make sure they’re wearing the best field hockey mouthguard for braces, which can protect against dental and soft tissue injuries to the mouth.
What is the best field hockey mouthguard for braces?
Sports and dental experts agree that the best mouthguards, whether for braces or not, are those that can be custom-fit to your player’s teeth. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, a custom-fit mouthguard is more likely to stay in place during vigorous field hockey play. Second, a mouthguard that is molded to your youth’s teeth will be more comfortable. Comfort may not seem like the greatest concern when it comes to safety, but the fact is, a mouthguard left in the locker is entirely ineffective. Your child is more likely to wear their mouthguard if it’s not poking uncomfortable plastic into their gums, lips, or cheeks.
The Game On field hockey mouthguard is customizable to your athlete’s teeth, and it’s especially friendly for users who have traditional metal braces. It only takes a couple of minutes to mold it to their teeth using a microwave and cold water. As your youth’s teeth shift due to their orthodontic work, the Game On field hockey mouthguard for braces can be re-fit. Your athlete can do this as many times as necessary until the final time when the braces come off for good.
The Game On field hockey mouthguard is made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which is strong enough to help protect against dental injuries and flexible enough to be comfortable to wear. It comes in both adult and youth sizes, so no matter how old your field hockey player is, there is a mouthguard for them. It’s the first mouthguard on the market that’s accepted by the American Dental Association, which means you can rely on its effectiveness and safety. It’s been evaluated and cleared by the FDA and has no PVC, BPA, latex, or phthalates. It’s easy to clean—your athlete just needs to wash it in warm, soapy water after each use and put it in its ventilated case to dry naturally.
Where can I get a Game On field hockey mouthguard for braces?
The Game On field hockey mouthguard is a top-of-the-line mouthguard accepted by the ADA. Your athlete can choose the color they want to match their team colors or their favorite color. A whole team can buy matching Game On mouthguards and get a bulk discount. You can even get it customized with your player’s name, team name, number, or other word or short phrase. Order the best field hockey mouthguard for braces online today and your athlete will be glad you did.