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  • Got Braces? Get a Mouth Guard

    Braces are an investment both time wise and financially. So don’t risk damaging your braces while playing spring sports. Get Milestone Orthodontics to recommend which mouth guard will protect your braces and your teeth. Mouth Guards are an essential part of many athletes’ sport equipment. Mouth guards will protect a players’ teeth from dental injury. There are three types of mouth guards: stock mouth guards, boil and bite mouth guards and orthodontic mouth guards. Milestone Orthodontics is happy to advise his patients near Saddle Brook on which mouth guard is right for them.

    Stock mouth guards are preformed and come ready to wear. They are inexpensive and can be bought at most sporting goods stores in Saddle Brook. Unfortunately, little can be done to adjust their fit: they are bulky, make breathing and talking difficult and they provide little or no protection. Dr. Milestone does not recommend this type of mouth guard to their patients because it does not provide the proper protection needed for braces.

    Boil and bite mouth guards can also be bought at many sporting goods stores in Saddle Brook, and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. Boil and bite mouth guards are made from a thermoplastic material so that consumers can do just as the instruction says; “boil and bite” to ensure a perfect fit around your braces. Hot water softens this product and allows consumers to shape the mouth guard around their teeth using finger and tongue pressure. Dr. Milestone does recommend that patients use this mouth guard if they have braces.

    Lastly, orthodontic mouth guards are mouth guards you can get from Milestone Orthodontics. They are more expensive than the other types, but they will provide the most comfort and protection for your teeth and braces.

    Don’t hesitate to contact Call us at 201-845-8411 near Saddle Brook to learn more about mouth guards and how to protect your braces. The team at Milestone Orthodontics is always ready to assist with any of your orthodontic needs.