Can I Get a Mouth-Guard From My Orthodontist?

Having concerns of whether or not you should be wearing a mouth-guard? Dr. Thomas Lien, Dr. Mani Alikhani and the orthodontist team at House of Orthodontia recommends to their patients who play sports in Cobble Hill, NY that they wear a mouth-guard so that their teeth stay protected while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

 What do Mouth-guards do?

Mouth-guards help prevent injuries to the teeth and jaws when patients get active in sports or physical activities. They are mandatory in collision sports such as football, hockey, and boxing where the risk of injury is likely. Children and adults involved in incidental contact sports like basketball, baseball, wrestling, soccer, and volleyball are now wearing mouth-guards to prevent injuries to the mouth.

In fact, a study of high school athletes found that 75% of injuries occurred when mouth-guards were not worn, with 40% coming during basketball and baseball. As a result, whether you’re a child or adult, mouth-guards are essential for ALL ATHLETES.


Orthodontic mouthguards

Orthodontic mouth-guards are available only by an orthodontist like Dr. Lien in Cobble Hill, NY. These mouthguards may be more expensive than the others, and they are customized to fit and protect the teeth and braces. Orthodontic mouth-guards offer the most comfort and protection of any other type of mouth guard available.


Playing sports with Invisalign

Dr. Lien and the orthodontist professionals at House of Orthodontia know that playing sports during orthodontic treatment in Cobble Hill, NY is easier and more enjoyable with Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is made of a clear thermoplastic material that is smoother and more comfortable for the wearer.

 Invisalign clear aligners make playing a sport during orthodontic treatment easier and more comfortable for the wearer.


  • They can be worn during physical activity without metal brackets or wires causing irritation to the soft tissues of the mouth.
  • Invisalign is less likely to be damaged by strenuous activity or impact.
  • Invisalign is removable so that sports-specific equipment like mouth-guards can be worn.

Dr. Alikhani, Dr. Lien, and the team at House of Orthodontia are experts in mouth-guards. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Cobble Hill, NY, Brooklyn Heights, NY, Boerum Hill, NY, East Village, NY or the 11201 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Alikhani or Dr. Lien contact House of Orthodontia at: (718) 852-4414