We recommend a protective mouthguard when you play contact sports. Be sure to avoid mouthguards that custom-form to your teeth because these will resist any tooth movements we are trying to achieve. You can find “braces-specific” mouthguards at Jerry’s Sports in Santa Cruz.
In case of any accident involving the face, check your mouth and the appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged, call at once for an emergency appointment. Please refer to the Emergency Care section for detailed instructions.