Quality Orthodontic Care in Scottsdale & Glendale, AZ
At Arthur Orthodontics, we are passionate about helping you achieve a beautiful smile. Our doctors and highly trained team of orthodontic specialists work hard to treat every patient on an individual level, designing specialized treatment plans that perfectly suit every patient's unique orthodontic needs. For our athletic patients, we know how passionate you are about your sport - but to protect your teeth, your braces, and your smile, it's critical to wear a custom made mouthguard.
Why Are Mouthguards Important?
Study after study has shown that in both contact and non-contact sports of every kind, participants of all ages and skill levels are highly susceptible to dental injuries from their sporting activities. This might be obvious for contact sports like football or boxing, but even for non-contact sports, dental injuries are common - and a mouthguard can prevent them.
For a mouthguard to keep your teeth safe during a sport, it has to adhere to a strict standard of quality. If it doesn't fit well enough or isn't made from quality materials, it may not provide the support and cushion your teeth need. In fact, the American Dental Association has codified this standard for Athletic Mouth Protectors and Materials. Unfortunately, a study of over the counter mouth guards done in 2009 found that not a single mouthguard met the standard for impact softening.
Why Are Custom Mouthguards Better?
Custom-made mouthguards work better because they're made specifically for your mouth. This means they perfectly match every contour of your teeth and soft tissue, which makes them ideal for providing support and cushioning impact. They're made out of resilient, tear resistant materials that also make them comfortable, easy to clean, and still allow you to breathe easily through them. We make all of our mouthguards from exact and precise models of a patient's teeth, ensuring the highest level of protection and safety.
- Not wearing a mouth guard makes you 60 times more likely to suffer a dental injury during sports.
- The Academy of General Dentistry estimates that mouthguards prevent over 200,000 injuries every year.
- According to the CDC, there are over 600,000 sports related emergency room visits every year.
- The National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety reports that people who lose a tooth during sports and didn't have it properly preserved or replanted can easily face lifetime dental costs of $10,000 to $20,000 for each tooth.
Don't Bet Against Your Child's Teeth
It may seem like an extra expense now, but trust us: it's a good investment. Investing in a mouthguard gives you the peace of mind that your child's teeth are safe, and it can save you tens of thousands of dollars in dental costs. In the end, it really is a no-brainer!
Contact Your Scottsdale, AZ Orthodonitst
Have more questions about mouthguards or want to get fitted for your own? We can help with that. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Scottsdale or Glendale, AZ office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you protect your beautiful smile!