Hobbies and braces
Your orthodontist can give you hints and tips to help you continue with your favourite hobbies.
If you enjoy playing sport, it is likely you’ll need a mouthguard to protect your teeth. Talk with your orthodontist about the right protective mouthguard for the sport being played.
In the majority of cases, patients can continue playing their sport of choice. Your orthodontist may ask you to see a general dentist to construct a custom-fitted mouthguard. A custom-fitted mouthguard offers the best protection and comfort. Prevention of mouth injuries is extremely important.
Regarding playing musical instruments, it may take a week or two to get used to playing with braces, but most people soon forget they are wearing them when playing! There are protective devices available to assist with some musical instruments. Please ask your orthodontist for more information.