Potential for Mouth Damage During Sleep
There are many opportunities for your child to injure their teeth, cheeks, lips, and tongue when they wear traditional metal braces. If they bump their face on or something hits them in the mouth, the brackets or wires can hurt the soft tissue and cause lacerations inside their mouth. When they’re awake, your child can protect their mouth by being careful and defending their mouth if something seems likely to hit it, like a baseball or basketball. The solution for this potential dilemma during the night time is to have them wear an orthodontic nightguard like the CustMbite Nightguard.
While there are fewer dangers of harm during your youth’s sleeping hours, it still can be a time when injuries could occur. Since your teen cannot defend themselves while sleeping, they may bump their face against a headboard or wall, especially if they are active when they sleep. If they have been known to act out dreams, they could even accidentally hit themselves in the mouth, which can end up with painful results if they’re wearing traditional braces.
Read further to learn how to handle injuries for braces wearers and to see how the CustMbite Nightguard can protect your child in the night.
How do I treat injuries my youth gets from traditional braces?
Injuries caused by braces to the soft tissues of the mouth are more common than you might imagine. Injuries can happen to the teeth, cheeks, tongue, lips, or even the roof of your child’s mouth. Lacerations in the mouth tend to bleed a great deal, so don’t assume that a lot of blood means a very serious injury. The first thing you want to do is have your youth apply an ice cube wrapped in gauze to stop the bleeding. Then you can investigate just how much real damage has been done.
If there is any harm to the teeth, such as a loosened tooth or a tooth that has been jammed up further into the gums than it should be, an emergency room visit may be warranted. Call an emergency dentist or bring your child to the nearest emergency room so professionals can assess the damage.
More often, though, braces cause damage to the soft tissues like the gums, lips, and cheeks. Any time your kid is bumped or hit in the face, the brackets or wires of the braces can get stuck in these soft tissues. This can cause a great deal of pain while not actually causing serious harm. The first thing to do is separate the braces from the skin and stop the bleeding. Unless there is a wound that doesn’t close, stitches may not be necessary. The inside of the mouth heals faster than almost any part of the body, so it should quickly heal on its own.
Most braces-related harm occurs during the daytime, of course, but it’s entirely possible for your youth to injure their mouth at night. Read on to see how the CustMbite Nightguard could help prevent these types of injuries.
What is the best orthodontic nightguard for people wearing braces?
Experts agree that the best orthodontic nightguards are those that are custom-fit to the mouth of the person wearing them. If their nightguard does not fit securely over your youth’s braces, it’s easy for them to fall off during the night, especially if your child is an active sleeper. That doesn’t make for a very effective nightguard.
The CustMbite Nightguard is easy to customize to your teen’s teeth, right over their braces. All they need is a microwave, a bowl of cold water, and a couple of minutes to snugly fit their nightguard to their teeth. As their orthodontic work continues, they can remold the same CustMbite Nightguard over and over again until the braces finally come off. This can save a great deal of money over a device provided by your orthodontist that needs to be replaced as the fit changes.
We created the CustMbite Nightguard with help from dental professionals and polymer experts. Our patented VistaMaxx material was developed for the best protection, comfort, and fit for your braces wearer. It’s also convenient, as it can be washed by tossing it in the dishwasher. It doesn’t absorb bacteria or saliva, so it will stay clear and odor-free. It’s obvious that the CustMbite Nightguard is the best choice to protect your youth’s teeth at night while they wear braces.
Where can I get the CustMbite Nightguard?
Designed for your child’s protection, comfort, and convenience, the CustMbite Nightguard should be a nightly part of their sleep routine. It can prevent painful cuts in your youth’s cheeks, lips, gums, and tongue as well as preventing uncomfortable abrasions that occur in braces wearers. Order the best orthodontic nightguard for braces online today!
Your comfort is our highest priority.
Sleep comfortably with CustMbite. Bruxism and TMJ disorder, both often caused by teeth grinding or clenching during sleep, can cause many problems, including jaw discomfort, headaches, and sleep disruption.
With CustMbite, you can rest assured knowing that our nightguard was created specifically with your comfort in mind. Our patented Vistamaxx™ material will provide a snug and secure fit to your teeth, so not only will they be protected from grinding and clenching, you'll also sleep comfortable every night.