Mouth guards and Orthodontic Treatment in Athletics


Dr. Bob Kumra and the team at Kumra Orthodontics recommends to their patients who play sports for or near Georgetown University that they wear a mouth guard so that their teeth stay protected while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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What do mouth guards do?

Mouth guards help prevent injuries to the teeth and jaws when patients get active in sports or physical activities. They are mandatory in collision sports such as football, hockey, and boxing where the risk of injury is likely. Children and adults involved in incidental contact sports like basketball, baseball, wrestling, soccer, and volleyball are now wearing mouthguards to prevent injuries to the mouth.

In fact, a study of high school athletes found that 75% of injuries occurred when mouthguards were not worn, with 40% coming during basketball and baseball. As a result, whether you’re a child or adult, mouthguards are essential for ALL ATHLETES.

Orthodontic mouthguards

Orthodontic mouthguards are available only by orthodontists like Dr. Bob Kumra near Georgetown University. These mouthguards may be more expensive than the others, and they are customized to fit and protect the teeth and braces. Orthodontic mouthguards offer the most comfort and protection of any other type of mouth guard available.

Playing sports with Invisalign

Dr. Bob Kumra and the professionals at Kumra Orthodontics know that playing sports during orthodontic treatment in or near Georgetown University is easier and more enjoyable with Invisalign clear aligners. Being treated with traditional braces often puts limits on a wearer’s physical activity like participating in sports. Traditional braces are susceptible to damage from impact, and their construction (brackets and wires) may cause discomfort for the wearer. But Invisalign is made of a clear thermoplastic material that is smoother and more comfortable for the wearer.

Invisalign clear aligners make playing a sport during orthodontic treatment easier and more comfortable for the wearer.

• They can be worn during physical activity without metal brackets or wires causing irritation to the soft tissues of the mouth.

• Invisalign is less likely to be damaged by strenuous activity or impact.

• Invisalign is removable so that sports-specific equipment like mouthguards can be worn.

Dr. Bob Kumra and the pros at Kumra Orthodontics near Georgetown University care about your well-being and smile with orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Bob Kumra and the team at Kumra Orthodontics are experts in orthodontics. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Bethesda MD, 20057 zip code area, Washington D.C., Georgetown University, Northwest DC and Northeast Washington DC or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bob Kumra contact Kumra Orthodontics at: (202) 785-8672