youth sports

Sports and Braces

September 18th, 2023

Can I play sports during orthodontics?

Kids and teens can absolutely play sports while wearing braces or Invisalign. While injuries can happen at any time when playing sports, protecting your mouth and teeth during physical activity can reduce the risk of dental injuries. Hockey, lacrosse, wrestling are some common sports with the regular use of mouth guards. Other sports like basketball, baseball or soccer may or may not involve mouth guards. Talk with your sports leader about recommendations.

Custom Sports Mouth Guard

September 28th, 2020

With back to school season also comes more youth sports. We proudly sponsor our youth sports and look forward to hearing about their camaraderie, achievements, tournaments and milestones. Braces or aligners by Dr. Ekim doesn't stop you from joining sports! Continue on with your favorite sports and try something new this year too! Stay safe with the proper use of mouthguards (that can also be fitted over braces or aligners) and following the rules for another great sports season.