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Can I wear a mouthguard if I wear braces?

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Yes. Since an injury to the face could damage braces or other fixed appliances, a properly fitted mouth guard may be particularly important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work.

SOURCES:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: "Consumer's guide for choosing the right mouth guard."

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: "Treating and Preventing Facial Injury."

American Dental Association: "Mouthguards."

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: "Consumer's guide for choosing the right mouth guard."

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: "Treating and Preventing Facial Injury."

American Dental Association: "Mouthguards."

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

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