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Your new braces represent a serious investment adjusting the alignment of your teeth for a more functional mouth and an appealing smile. If you’re an athlete, especially if you participate in contact sports with a risk of taking a blow to the face, you should wear a mouthguard.

Should a blow to the face cause some part of your braces to be knocked loose, bent or damaged, it will likely increase the total duration that you need to wear braces.

Unfortunately, many athletes complain that the mouth guards sold in stores can feel bulky, or impede your ability to breathe freely. This can lead some athletes for forgo using a mouth guard, which increases your risk of suffering significant damage to your braces and teeth.

Fortunately, Phan Orthodontics can help fit you for a custom mouth guard. These mouthguards are designed to fit in your mouth comfortably and allow for ease of breathing.

Should some part of your braces become damaged, you can secure any sharp points with the orthodontic wax we provided you with when your braces were installed.

If you have questions about how to take care of your braces or some part of your braces is damaged or loose, please feel free to call Dr. Derick Phan at 408.251.7901 to schedule an appointment.