Is Your Child's Mouth Properly Protected?

Is Your Child's Mouth Properly Protected?
Posted on 04/11/2017

Facial Protection Month

At Willowbrook Orthodontics, April is one of our favorite months of the year. Why? Because April is National Facial Protection Month, and as an orthodontic practice, this is a cause that's very special to us. Many of our patients are athletes, and while we're always excited to see our patients doing what they love on the field, sports and orthodontics can be a hazardous combination. It only takes one stray ball or bad fall to damage teeth and orthodontics, throwing off months of treatment – but thankfully, there's an easy step that can prevent injuries like this from happening.

Protecting Braces with a Custom-Made Mouthguard

Wearing a custom-made mouthguard can protect the teeth and orthodontic appliances, helping to protect the smile and to ensure that treatment stays on track. A mouthguard is an appliance designed to hold the teeth in one place and add an extra layer of cushion to protect them from damage. It's a crucial safety device that keeps teeth and braces safe during sports and other activities, and it's remarkably effective – in fact, athletes who don't wear a mouthguard are 60 times as likely to suffer an injury to their mouth as athletes who do wear a mouthguard.

Schedule an appointment with your Willowbrook, IL Orthodontist

At Willowbrook Orthodontics, we can custom-make mouthguards designed to fit perfectly over your braces and your own unique smile. The mouthguards we make for patients are far more comfortable and effective than those you can buy in a store, and they're a great way to protect the investment you're making in braces. If you'd like to get a custom-made mouthguard for yourself or your child, we'd be thrilled to help. Feel free to call us at 630-323-7906 for our Willowbrook office or 847-967-0400 for our Morton Grove office with any questions, reach out to us at our contact page, or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at either one of our offices. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you protect your smile with your own custom-made mouthguard!