LAKEVILLE, PRIOR LAKE AND BURNSVILLE, MN – Players in the Lakeville Football Association are getting some assistance from us in the safety department this summer.
We’re giving away free mouth guards to players in an effort to help them protect their teeth while they’re on the field.
Players can come to our Lakeville or Prior Lake orthodontics locations to be fitted for custom mouth guards.
“Whether a child is in active orthodontic treatment or not, we encourage them to keep safety in mind when they’re playing sports,” she says. “A hit to the mouth can damage your brackets and cause serious cuts to the soft tissue in your mouth. But even if you don’t have braces, you can cause damage to your teeth and their alignment. We’re providing mouth guards to protect against these possibilities.”
It is important to note that if you are in Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment, you still need to wear a mouth guard while participating in contact sports because the Invisalign aligners do not offer adequate protection against blows to the mouth.
In addition to protecting the teeth, a mouth guard that fits properly also can protect players from concussion. Just as helmets and pads protect the body, mouth guards provide a cushion for the teeth and prevent the upper and lower jaws from being slammed together during a tackle. For more information on the signs and symptoms of concussions, please visit the Lakeville Football Association’s website.
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