“The damage caused by a ball, knee or elbow to the face can be devastating for a child – often resulting in serious injury and a lifetime of oral health issues. In fact, sports-related injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits in 12- to 17-year-olds according to the Centers for Disease Control.” – American Association of Orthodontists
- Precise adaptation
- Negligible deformation when worn for a period of time. The combination of the relatively high heat and pressure used in the construction of the laminated mouth guard means that the mouth guard material has virtually no elastic memory.
- The ability to thicken any area as required as well as place any inserts that may be needed for additional wear protection.
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- Wear a mouth guard during contact sports
- Wear a helmet
- Wear protective eyewear
- Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
“All coaches should make mouth guards a part of their team’s uniform,” said Dr. Graber. “Mouth guards are affordable and necessary to help prevent injury. An orthodontist can recommend the best mouth guard for an athlete who wears braces or other orthodontic appliances.”
In addition to a downloadable poster of Mia Hamm and the AAO’s Free Consultation coupon, additional information and sport safety tips can be found on the American Association of Orthodontist’s Web site at www.braces.org. To locate an orthodontist near you, visit “Find an Orthodontist” at www.braces.org, or ask your dentist for a referral.About the American Association of OrthodontistsThe AAO comprises 16,500 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Founded in 1900, the AAO supports research and education leading to quality patient care and promotes increased public awareness of the need for and benefits of orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontists are uniquely qualified to correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws. They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.
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