Play It Safe

April is National Facial Protection Month, and is sponsored annually by the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Academy for Sports Dentistry and the American Dental Association to remind parents, coaches, and athletes to gear up for recreational and organized sports. Mouth guards are a good idea all year long.

An AAO orthodontist can recommend a mouth guard for a patient/athlete who wears braces or other devices that move teeth or align jaws.