The Game On Advantage
Author: Dr. Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD
Potential for Injuries in Lacrosse
It can be an exciting event when your young athlete starts playing for their school or community lacrosse team, especially if lacrosse is a passion of theirs. They may be thinking of action-packed play or the glory of winning, so it’s up to you as the parent to think of their safety. Of course, their team likely requires basic protective gear, which can include helmets, goggles, cleats, gloves, and mouthguards. While the team may provide some of the equipment, they may not provide your player’s mouthguard, so you’ll have to choose where to get one. The best lacrosse mouthguard, especially for players with braces, is the Game On lacrosse mouthguard.
Lacrosse is a high-contact sport and the likelihood that your youth will get hit in the face at some point is pretty high. While taking a hit from another player’s stick has been known to happen, it’s more likely they'll get knocked by a spare elbow or somebody’s head. No matter what the cause of the hit, the potential for dental injury is high, and even higher if your athlete wears braces. Severe lacerations to the cheeks, lips, gums, and tongue can occur whenever anyone is hit in the face, and the danger is increased with traditional metal braces. The wires and the brackets can both wreak havoc in your youth’s soft tissue. It’s up to you to make sure your player wears their Game On lacrosse mouthguard during all games and practices.
Why does my lacrosse player need a mouthguard?
The potential for dental injuries in lacrosse is pretty high. More than 775,000 children are treated for sports-related injuries in emergency rooms each year. Two of the major causes of these injuries are being struck by an object or as the result of a collision with another player, either on their team or the opposing team. Dental injuries are common and can cause more than just painful lacerations to your player with braces. Damage to orthodontic gear can cost thousands to repair and your youth could actually experience a setback in the orthodontic corrections they’ve accomplished so far.
An injury that causes your child to need new orthodontic gear or even surgery can also make them sit out of the lacrosse sport for a time. This can be devastating to an enthusiastic athlete. The loss of time with their team, who often become their best friends, can have a negative impact on them emotionally while they’re dealing with the trauma of a serious injury. It’s much easier to deal with a blow to the face when your child has their Game On lacrosse mouthguard in, so you should make sure they continue to wear it during all games and practices.
What is the best lacrosse mouthguard?
Both sports and dental experts agree that the safest lacrosse mouthguard is one that is custom-fit to your athlete’s teeth. When your child receives their Game On lacrosse mouthguard, the first thing they need to do is mold it to fit their teeth. Special instructions are included with each mouthguard for players who wear braces. Game On is one of the few brands that designed our mouthguards specifically to work for all students, whether they wear braces or not. Game On mouthguards are also the first mouthguards accepted by the American Dental Association. Our mouthguards are free of dangerous chemicals like BPA, PVC, phthalates, and latex. They do not absorb bacteria, water, or saliva, and are easy to keep clean and take care of. They come with a vented container that your athlete can keep them in after cleaning too.
Game On lacrosse mouthguards are made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which is strong enough to protect your athlete from the consequences of some serious hits. At the same time, it’s supple enough to be comfortable to wear and to make talking, hydrating, and breathing easy. Some mouthguards are so bulky they can block these activities, but Game On lacrosse mouthguards are a perfect fit for young athletes.
Because it’s essential that lacrosse players wear their mouthguards at all times while in play, you will appreciate that Game On has gone the extra mile to make them attractive to your student. They come in a wide variety of colors so your athlete can order one to match their uniform or their favorite color. They can also be customized with a name, team name, number, or mascot—any word or short phrase that your player can think of.
How can I get a Game On lacrosse mouthguard for my player?
The Game On mouthguard is perfect for your athlete’s safety and style. You can trust it because it’s accepted by the ADA and is safe and easy to wear. Order the best lacrosse mouthguard for braces online today and keep your youth’s teeth and mouth safe from disastrous athlete accidents.