April is National Facial Protection Month. It’s sponsored annually by the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Academy for Sports Dentistry and the American Dental Association to remind parents, coaches, and athletes to gear up for recreational and organized sports. Mouth guards are a good idea all year long.
Owl Orthodontics can recommend an appropriate mouth guard for anyone who wears braces or other devices that move teeth or align jaws.
Play it safe – wear a mouth guard at every practice and every game.
Mouth guards and other types of protective gear can prevent or reduce injuries that happen during organized and recreational sports. Mouth guards offer protection by absorbing high-impact energy from potentially traumatic blows (Journal of the American Dental Association, December 2006, p. 1715).