Can I still play sports?

Yes. We recommend a mouth guard for any sport that intentionally involves hard contact such as soccer goalie, wrestling, basketball, hockey, football, and karate. Other athletic activates would also be safer when a mouth guard is worn to prepare for those freakish accidents we never expect. Besides the safety issue, players insist upon two other criterion to be met or they just won’t wear them: (1) must be able to talk with the mouth guard in and (2) appearance must be acceptable…not too bulky… and team colors would be nice. This is best achieved with a “custom fitted” mouth guard, which can be made in our office for patients with and without braces.