At Manley Orthodontics it is always our goal to protect the mouths and teeth of our patients. Many of our patients are adolescents wearing traditional metal braces, which are wonderful for straightening teeth, so let’s make sure we keep them straight! Adolescence is also the time where we find a lot of our patients begin playing in competitive sports such as soccer, football, basketball, baseball, etc. Though these sports are fun and it is great to stay physically active, we also want to make sure we protect our bodies. For Manley Orthodontics, it is especially important that our patients protect their mouth and teeth. This is why we recommend that patients wear protective mouth guards while engaging in physical activity.
Why Wear A Mouth Guard?
The obvious and most important reason why we would like our patients to wear mouth guards is because they protect your teeth from damage. Mouth guards can prevent damage to your teeth, brackets and any other fixed appliance that you may have in your mouth. But the protection of the might mouth guard doesn’t stop there! It can also shield your cheeks, lips and tongue from any physical blow to the mouth and lower the risk of tissue damage. The ideal mouth guard should have the following qualities:
- Stays firmly in place during activities
- Comfortable and good fit
- Durable and easy to clean
- Odorless and tasteless
- Protects your teeth!
Come Visit Your Issaquah & Sammamish Orthodontist
Dr. Manley and his staff are always happy to welcome new patients to the friendly practice. If you have any further questions about how to protect your smile or any of the services we have to offer please don’t hesitate to contact one of our conveniently located offices. We hope to see your smiles soon!