You can still play sports while wearing your braces, but we do recommend that you wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and your appliance.
Let your doctor know if you need help finding the right mouthguard for the best protection.
It is important when buying a mouthguard to buy an 'orthodontic mouthguard'. Orthodontic mouthguards are squishier and allow the movement you have with your teeth with braces.
If you do end up hurting yourself while playing sports, make sure to immediately check your mouth and appliance for any possible damage. If you notice any loose teeth or appliance damage, please contact our office right away.