At Frigo Orthodontics, we want to empower everyone to maintain natural, healthy smiles. Whether you’re currently undergoing treatment or simply want to prevent your teeth from getting damaged, we are here to make that possible. With our sports mouthguards, you can enjoy your favorite activities while being confident that your teeth are protected.
Are sports mouthguards necessary?
Wearing a sports mouthguard may be required depending on the sport you play. Boxing, hockey, and football are all contact sports infamous for damage to the face. Other sports, such as tennis, swimming, and track won’t require a mouthguard, since there is such little risk of contact with other players.
Sports like soccer, basketball, and softball often involve contact, yet mouthguards aren’t always required. Are sports mouthguards necessary to get into the game? This is a personal choice that you or your child will have to make. However, after investing so much time and money into achieving your beautiful smile, we recommend wearing a mouthguard for sports involving physical contact with others. It will help you prevent injuries and protect your teeth.
What’s the process for getting a sports mouthguard?
While mouthguards can be purchased at most drugstores, they are likely made of cheap material, don’t fit well, and aren’t very comfortable to use. For best results, we highly recommend that you come into one of our locations for a custom-fit mouthguard.
The process of getting a sports mouthguard will look something like this:
- Come in for a consultation. After completing an oral exam, we’ll discuss which sport(s) you play, what your needs are, and what kind of sports mouthguard would best suit you.
- We’ll take an impression of your teeth, creating a precise mold. This impression will be created in our lab, where your mouthguard will be fabricated with the highest quality material.
- We’ll invite you to our office for a fitting once the mouthguard is ready. Your orthodontist will make necessary adjustments to ensure your sports mouthguard fits securely and comfortably.
That’s it! We’ll make sure that you know how to care for your sports mouthguard, and you’ll be on your way to enjoying your favorite sports without worrying about ruining your teeth. This is a simple, straightforward process with long lasting results.