Athletic mouth guards are often required equipment for high-contact sports, such as wrestling, football, hockey, soccer, rugby, basketball and baseball. Dr. Ryan Hodges recommends that anyone who participates in athletic activity wear a sports mouth guard to protect their teeth, jaw and soft oral tissues. While generic stock or boil-and-bite mouth guards can be purchased at most sporting goods stores, the most effective protection comes from a custom-made appliance.
Your sports guard will be specifically designed to fit your mouth perfectly, fitting over your teeth to protect you from injury, such as chipped or knocked-out teeth or cuts to the cheeks, lips and gums. This type of mouth guard also reduces the risk of jaw or neck injury and helps facilitate proper breathing while you play. Your mouth guard will also be designed to be comfortable to wear and to be durable enough for long-term use. Our goal is to keep you safe so that you can continue to smile with confidence.
Call or text Hodges Orthodontics today at 805-498-1006 to schedule your appointment with our experienced orthodontist and learn more about the benefits of sports mouth guards in Newbury Park and Moorpark, California. We are dedicated to helping you care for your smile!