Is your child an avid sports player?
If so, it is important that they take the proper precautions to keep their teeth and jaw protected while they play. Sports-related injuries are one of the leading causes of dental emergencies. By wearing a custom mouthguard, your child can protect their smile and reduce their risk of dental trauma.
At Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer custom mouthguards for sports. Our team can work with your child to design an effective mouthguard that fits comfortably and securely. Our goal is to help each of our patients maintain the health and integrity of their natural teeth.
As an experienced dentist in Sterling, VA, Dr. Zahra Kavianpour offers exceptional care to patients of all ages and works with each patient on an individual basis to meet their unique needs.
The Benefits of A Custom Mouthguard
- Designed with your unique needs in mind
- Comes in custom colors
- Protect the teeth and jaw from damage
- Protects the lower jaw from injury
- Minimizes stress on the neck
- Allows patients to communicate with teammates and coach clearly
By receiving a custom mouthguard, you can focus on the game at hand. Our team at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics can provide you will a custom mouthguard that is designed to suit your needs. If you would like to explore your options, visit our Ashburn area dental practice.
Mouthguards in Sterling, VA
Getting a custom mouthguard will require at least two visits to our dental practice. During your first appointment, Dr. Kavianpour will examine your child’s smile and take impressions of their teeth. Our team will explore different designs, styles, and colors for your child’s mouthguard so that they can pick one that suits their needs.
Once the design for the mouthguard is chosen, we will send the information to a local laboratory for fabrication. At your child’s final appointment, Dr. Kavianpour will ask your child to try on their new mouthguard to check the quality and sizing. Once all parties approve, your child can enjoy the benefits of the custom-designed mouthguard.
Custom Mouthguard FAQs
How long do custom mouthguards last?
Custom mouthguards last anywhere from 3 to 5 years if they are properly cared for. If you do not clean and store your mouthguard it can wear down much quicker. If you are fitting a custom mouthguard for a child in sports most dentists recommend getting a new one every year because they tend to wear down on them quickly, and their teeth are shifting.
Can a custom nightguard shift your teeth?
This only happens if the nightguard hasn’t been properly fitted to your bite. If you use a nightguard that only covers your front teeth, your back teeth may shift due to the pressure they are taking from your jaw.
Should a mouthguard cover all teeth?
A mouthguard that fits correctly will cover all of your teeth and a little bit of your gum line. This is why it is nice to have a custom-fitted mouthguard. Custom fitted mouthguards offer the highest level of protection for your teeth. They are fit for your individual mouth and cover all of your teeth and some of your gum, without being too big and having space that makes it difficult to speak.
Visit Us For A Dental Exam & Consultation
At Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, we provide personalized solutions for patients of all ages. Our team works with our patients every step of the way. We ensure your dental needs are met. If you would like to schedule a fitting for a custom mouthguard, visit our Sterling, VA dental practice. To schedule an appointment, call 703.444.3412 or request an appointment online.