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Bronsky Orthodontics, reminding you to protect your mouth this fall

Let’s face it: sports-related injuries are common among children, let alone teens with braces. In a 2009 survey, the American Association of Orthodontists discovered that 70 percent of parents said their biggest worry is that their child will get hurt while playing sports. That’s why we at Bronsky Orthodontics are helping spread the word that many facial sports injuries can be prevented simply by reminding your kids to wear mouth guards. In addition, the AAO has provided the following tips for keeping your kids safe on the field this fall. Please remind them to:

• Wear mouth guards during contact sports
• Wear a helmet
• Stretch before and after a game or practice
• Wear protective eye wear
• Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
• Be observant—even as a spectator

All of these can reduce injuries. Only by using a mouth guard and other forms of facial protection can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. Be sure to avoid mouth guards that custom form to your teeth as these will resist any tooth movements our team at Bronsky Orthodontics are trying to achieve.

Give us a call if you have any questions about mouth guards or your treatment or ask us on Facebook!

Enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend!

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