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If you’re an athlete who has braces, then it’s very important to keep your smile and braces in tip-top shape while you practice and play. This is vital because if you don’t do so, there is a chance you can suffer the consequences, like dental injuries, dental issues, and a broken appliance. To help you care for your teeth, gums, and appliance while you play, our orthodontist, Dr. Wendy Chen, encourages you to do the following things:

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a strong and resilient appliance that covers your teeth and braces and protects them when elbows, knees, heads, and other hard objects forcefully hit your mouth. This mouthguard can help you avoid dental and orthodontic emergencies, like knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, and damaged braces.

-Avoid sports drinks: Sports drinks are loaded with sugar, which means they promote cavities. Cavities tend to slow the orthodontic treatment process because they cause many complications. So, it’s best to avoid drinking sports drinks and just drink water instead.

-Attend your adjustment appointments: Make sure you attend your routine adjustment appointments so we can keep you on track toward your perfect smile. These appointments are also great opportunities to treat any wear and tear on your appliance if needed.

Call Wendy Chen Orthodontics today at 817-581-4031 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about braces in Colleyville, Texas. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!