Braces should not prevent athletes from practicing sports. However, just as some contact sports (wrestling, football, soccer) require proper equipment to protect their bodies, so do patients with orthodontic treatment to prevent lip and teeth injuries.
In all cases, mouth guards are the best choice for protection. Although there are different types of pre-formed mouth guards that would fit most patients allowing partial coverage. At EM Orthodontics we suggest custom made guards on the impression of your own mouth including braces.
We believe this is the best protection with optimal fit and comfort. Custom mouth guards can be used with all sports, fabricated with different materials and thickness according to the specific needs.