All About Mouthguards: Playing Contact Sports When You Have Braces

The final results of orthodontic work represent a significant commitment from the patient. This is not only the money that the treatment costs, but the amount of time you've invested in the treatment—whether this is traditional braces or transparent aligners (also called invisible braces). Protecting your teeth (along with the orthodontic appliance attached to them) should be a paramount concern during your treatment. So does this mean contact sports should be avoided when you have braces?