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If you play sports, ask us about a mouthguard. We can create a custom one for you that offers superior fit and protection.

Protect your smile.

Wearing a mouthguard is an easy, affordable way to protect your teeth, gums and jaw from injury while playing sports. When you have braces, using a mouthguard is even more important, because it will prevent your appliance from cutting your mouth or becoming damaged.

It’s recommended that people of all ages wear a mouthguard whenever doing any physical activity that could result in a blow to the face. This includes basketball, football, martial arts, soccer, wrestling, lacrosse, hockey, volleyball, softball, baseball and skateboarding.


What are the different types of mouthguards?

Choosing the right mouthguard is key! The three main options are stock, boil-and-bite and custom mouthguards. You can buy the stock and boil-and-bite varieties at a sporting goods store or online, while a custom mouthguard is made by your orthodontist.

At Bird Smiles Orthodontics, we can create a precise mouthguard based on digital scans of your teeth. Since the mouthguard is crafted for your unique dental anatomy, it’s the most comfortable option and offers the best protection.

Schedule your complimentary consultation today!

Every beautiful, confident smile we create starts with a consultation. Schedule an exam for you or your child at our boutique orthodontic practice today! We are conveniently located in Tenleytown, DC with easy access to the Tenleytown-AU metro station, bus stops and street parking.