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Can you Play Sports with Braces?

Playing Sports and Invisalign

Many parents have voiced their concern about their kids wearing orthodontic braces and participating in physical activities. Dr. Panucci assures us that wearing braces should not deter a child from participating in sports.

There are a few precautions that children wearing braces should take if they are participating in full contact sports.  They need to make sure they are wearing protective mouth guards.

There is the alternative of bubble wrapping your child, although it’s not highly recommended, watch the hilarious how to do video below:


Bubblewrap – Year Round

Invisalign is an excellent choice for active teens. Invisalign Teen gives you the benefits of straighter teeth without the hassle of metal braces. Because Invisalign is removable, the plastic aligners pop out very easily before heading out to the field or participating in other contact sports.

Whether you have Invisalign braces or conventional braces don’t let them stop you from participating in contact sports.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

 Can you Play Sports with Braces?


Save Face – It’s National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month, and Dr. Panucci and the Beach Braces Team wants to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up for recreational and organized sports.

National Facial ProtectionA child’s mouth and face can be easily injured if the proper precautions are not used while playing sports.  In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control, more than half of the 7 million sports- and recreation-related injuries that occur each year are sustained by youth as young as 5 years old… Ouch!

Last year, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecasted that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events – yet, in a survey commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists, 67% of parents admit that their child does not wear a mouth guard during organized sports. This raises a question: If mouth guards offer a simple and relatively inexpensive solution to help dramatically decrease the risk of oral and injuries, why aren’t more kids wearing this kind of facial protection?

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Parents are encouraged to talk with us about the right mouth guards for their young athletes, and to urge coaches to require that young athletes wear their mouth guards at every practice and every game.
Damage to braces can lengthen treatment times, it also can affect results, so contact Beach Braces for advice if damage occurs.

Dr. Panucci’s Top Tips for Facial Protection

Dr. Panucci say “to prevent facial injuries remember these four important tips”.

  1. Always Wear mouth guards for contact sports to help prevent injuries to the teeth and mouth.
  2. Wear a helmet. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact.
  3. Wear protective eyewear. Eyes are extremely vulnerable.
  4. Be alert even as a spectator. Alert spectators can avoid foul baseballs and flying hockey pucks. Watch your step when climbing bleachers.

Dr. Panucci help kids and adults obtain healthy, beautiful smiles and the last thing she wants to see is a patient get injured because they weren’t wearing adequate facial protection. So get your mouth guard and go hit a home run!

National Facial Protection

Dr. Patricia J Panucci is an orthodontic specialist offering Invisalign & Invisalign Teen, Lingual Braces and more in Manhattan Beach, CA and in the South Bay area of Southern California including Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne and El Segundo.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

National Facial Protection Month

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