Protecting Your Youth Athlete With Braces

The Game On Advantage

Author: Dr. Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

Sports Injuries With Braces

Sports play an important role in the lives of young athletes. If your young athlete has braces, you should consider having them wear a Game On mouthguard for braces. It’s exciting for your child to be involved in sports, whether it’s baseball, football, wrestling, or another sport. Whether they’re in elementary, middle, or high school when they start, sports can be an important way for your kids to learn how to win and lose graciously, play together as a team, and push themselves beyond what they thought they could achieve. They can also develop lifelong friendships with their teammates and coaches. 

Each sport comes with its own set of protective gear. One piece of protective gear that does not come standard — and isn’t always required — is a mouthguard. That means it’s up to you to make sure your athlete is wearing a sports mouthguard. This is especially true if your youth has traditional metal braces. The chance that your child could receive an injury to the face causing minor to severe dental injuries or lacerations are high. Braces can turn what would have been a simple bloody lip into a painful lump of flesh. Continue reading to learn why it’s important for athletes who wear braces to add Game On mouthguards for braces to their sports gear. 

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Why should my athlete with braces wear a sports mouthguard?

Your job as a parent, in addition to encouraging your athlete to be their best, is to keep them safe. That’s why you make sure that the football program provides all the padding your young athlete needs to prevent concussions and shoulder injuries. That’s why you make sure your soccer player has shin guards and the proper shoes for gripping the ground so they don’t slip and turn an ankle. That’s why you make sure your hockey player has a lot of padding to keep them safe on the ice. And it’s why you want to make sure your young athlete has a Game On mouthguard, no matter what sport they are playing. 

A mouthguard is a crucial piece of safety equipment for just about any sport, from football and basketball to soccer and snowboarding. The importance of a sports mouthguard becomes even more crucial when your youth has traditional metal braces. 

What is the best mouthguard for athletes with braces?

Experts agree that a thin, custom-fit mouthguard is the best choice for protection for athletes with braces. The Game On mouthguard has been developed with the assistance of dental professionals and polymer experts, and it’s the first sports mouthguard to have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. 

When your athlete first receives their mouthguard, it’s easy to fit it to their mouth. All they need is a  microwave and a bowl of cold water, and in just a couple of minutes, their mouthguard will be ready to go. If the mouthguard starts out too large or small, it’s easy to adjust the size, and detailed fitting instructions come with each Game On mouthguard. 

Cleaning the mouthguard is cimple. Because it is made of our patented VistaMaxx material, it does not absorb bacteria, so a simple cleaning with gentle soap and water (or even tossing it in the dishwasher with your daily load of dishes) will keep it clean and colorful.

Color is another of the unique qualities that sets the Game On sports mouthguard for braces apart. It’s available in a wide array of colors, so your young athlete can choose one that matches their team colors, their skateboard or snowboard, or their favorite color. The mouthguard can be customized with a printed logo, name, number, or mascot as well. In fact, the whole team can get matching mouthguards, as they work equally as well for youth with or without braces.

The most important thing about the Game On mouthguard for athletes with braces is that it can protect them against injuries. However, it won’t work if your player does not wear it. That’s why we’ve made it with their comfort and fashion sense in mind. By using our VistaMaxx material, the mouthguard is thin enough to allow them to talk and drink without removing the mouthguard and yet tough enough to protect their cheeks, gums, and lips from injury. These qualities can help you feel confident that your athlete will wear their mouthguard every time you hit the slopes.

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Where can I get a Game On sports mouthguard?

The fact that the Game On sports mouthguards for braces are the first ADA-accepted mouthguards on the market show that they are the best mouthguards available. Our mouthguards are made with your youth’s protection, comfort, and style in mind. They can be worn by athletes with or without braces, and are especially effective at protecting your child’s teeth, lips, cheeks, and tongue from painful lacerations and other sports injuries. Order the best sports mouthguard for braces online today and see how helpful Game On mouthguards really are!