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I Wear Braces Or Aligners, Can I Put On A Mouthguard Over Them?

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Rendon Orthodontics
I Wear Braces Or Aligners, Can I Put On A Mouthguard Over Them? Typical dental mouthguards don't work if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. These mouthguards are not flexible enough to allow for the movement of teeth that happens as they get straightened. Therefore, many people will ask if they can actually wear a mouthguard when straightening their teeth with aligners and braces.

Yes, You can Still Wear a Mouthguard!

Even when you have braces or aligners, it is possible and can actually still put on a mouthguard. In traditional metal braces, the archwires help support your teeth, but a mouthguard provides a cushion against injury by absorbing the impact of collisions and blows. It also protects your soft tissues including the cheeks and lips against lacerations that may occur from braces irritation. Since braces are fixed in the mouth, a mouthguard just needs to be put over them.

However, when it comes to those patients using aligners such as Invisalign, they just need to remove them and then place their mouthguards. Once they finish their physical activity, they can take out the mouthguard and place their aligners.

What Kind of Mouthguard is Required?

We have said that typical mouthguards don't work when undergoing orthodontic treatment. The mouthguards fabricated in dental laboratories are very rigid but of very high quality. They are custom fabricated to fit an individual's mouth only, so they are effective at shifting and straightening teeth. Nonetheless, orthodontic mouthguards, need to be flexible.

Reheatable mouthguards make the best option for orthodontic mouthguards. The reheatable mouthguards can be reheated and remolded so that they fit in the new teeth positioning from the action of braces and aligners.

Our dentist can assist you to find quality orthodontic mouthguards. You should get one that is of quality material. Contact us today to receive your orthodontic treatment and get your orthodontic mouthguard!

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