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POTENTIAL FOR INJURY DURING SLEEP
When your child is wearing traditional metal braces, there are plenty of opportunities for them to injure their teeth, cheeks, lips, and tongue. If something hits them in the mouth or if they bump into something, the corners of the brackets can lacerate the inside of their mouth. Of course, during the day, your child or teen can be careful. They can stay out of situations that could end up damaging their teeth or mouth, and if something comes at them, they can defend their face from impact. At night, however, the best way to keep their mouth safe is to have them wear an orthodontic mouthguard like the CustMbite Nightguard.
During the night, there are fewer dangers in general, but it’s a time with a higher potential for injury. At night, your braces-wearer cannot consciously defend themselves. If they toss and turn a lot, they could scrape their braces on their gums or cheeks as they move around. If they act out dreams, they could even end up hitting themselves in the face in such a way that it wouldn’t make a difference if they weren’t wearing braces, but could have a painful impact if they are.
Continue reading to learn how to handle injuries caused by braces and to see how the CustMbite Nightguard can keep your youth safe while wearing braces.
HOW TO TREAT INJURIES TO THE MOUTH FROM TRADITIONAL BRACES
Injuries to the mouth from wearing braces are more common than you might think. Most wounds due to braces are to the teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue, or roof of the mouth. There may be a lot of blood, but don’t be alarmed — a great deal of blood doesn’t necessarily indicate a serious injury. It’s normal for injuries to the mouth to look worse than they are, so the first thing you should do is clean up any bleeding.
Harm to the teeth themselves probably require a visit to the orthodontist, especially if a tooth has come loose or been pushed up into the gums. This can be serious, and a trip to the emergency room may even be called for. Call your orthodontist or dental professional for advice if this type of injury occurs.
Braces are more likely to cause harm to the soft tissues of the mouth. Any time your child is hit or bumped in the face, it’s possible for the brackets or wires of the braces to get stuck in the soft tissues of the mouth. This can be immensely painful while causing no permanent harm. The first thing you want to do is separate the hardware from your child’s mouth. Then, use gauze and an ice pack to help stop the bleeding. The inside of the mouth heals faster than almost any other area of the body, so it will probably heal on its own rather quickly. If it’s a gaping wound or won’t stop bleeding, head to the emergency room.
While most braces-related injuries will occur during the daytime, it’s possible for harm to come during the night. Read on to see how the CustMbite Nightguard can help your child avoid such nighttime injuries.
The best orthodontic mouthguard, experts agree, is one that is customized to fit right over your child’s braces. Mouthguards that do not fit snugly over braces can easily fall out during the night, making them effectively useless. The CustMbite Nightguard can easily be customized within just a couple of minutes. There’s no boiling water involved, either. With just a microwave, a bowl of cold water, and two minutes, you can fit your child’s orthodontic mouthguard over their teeth and braces.
You won’t have to spend extra money to buy a new mouthguard as your youth’s teeth come into alignment either. When the orthodontic mouthguard needs to be refit, you can remold the mouthguard to their teeth again. They can do this as many times as necessary, making the CustMbite Nightguard an affordable alternative to orthodontist-provided mouthguards that cannot be adjusted easily at home.
We designed the CustMbite Nightguard with the assistance of dental professionals using our patented VistaMaxx material for your child’s comfort and convenience as well as their protection. The material is tough enough to keep your child’s braces from punching through it during the night, yet thin enough to allow them to be able to speak clearly or get a drink of water without removing the orthodontic mouthguard. To protect your child’s teeth during the night while wearing braces, you can’t beat the CustMbite Nightguard.
Designed for comfort, convenience, and most of all protection, the CustMbite Nightguard should be a regular part of your brace-wearing teen’s nightly routine. It can prevent painful lacerations to their gums, cheeks, lips, and tongue, and keep them from the painful abrasions that sometimes accompany braces. See what a difference the CustMbite Nightguard makes by ordering the best orthodontic mouthguard for sleeping online today!