Contact sports such as hockey and boxing place athletes at increased risk of suffering an injury. This includes heightened risk of suffering a hard blow to the head or face which could cause significant oral trauma.
To answer this serious concern many schools and athletic associations mandate the use of a protective mouth guard for all athletes participating in rigorous athletics. With consistent use the oral appliance can help prevent potential damage to teeth and other oral tissues.
A variety of simple mouth guards are available at the retail level. However, many athletes complain that they feel uncomfortable or bulky in the mouth and some designs can restrict the free passage of air. These factors can tempt some athletes to forgo using their mouth guard at the necessary times.
If you have been struggling to find a comfortable and effective mouth guard, you should consider scheduling an appointment with our orthodontist. In many of these instances Dr. Ara Goshgarian can provide you with a custom mouth guard.
This type of oral appliance will be created from a durable, yet comfortable plastic material. It will be designed to conform to the natural shape of your teeth and bite pattern for maximum protection and comfort.
If you live in the Lake Forest , Illinois, area and you are interested in exploring your mouth guard options, you should call 847-295-3370 to set up an appointment at Goshgarian Orthodontics.