Wouldn’t you believe it, it’s already fall! If you fall play sports, it’s important that you consult Dr. Zammitti for special precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard. A protective mouth guard is advised for playing spring sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse and others. Be sure, however, to avoid mouth guards that custom form to your teeth as these will resist any tooth movements we are trying to achieve.
In case of any accident involving the face, check your mouth and the appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Zammitti. And don’t forget to ask us—Dr. Zammitti will provide a mouth guard for any patient in active treatment.
Only by using a mouth guard and other forms of facial protection can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. Please give us a call if you have any questions about mouth guards or your treatment at Zammitti Orthodontics.