Potential for Mouth Damage During Sleep
If your child wears traditional metal braces, there is potential for harm all over the place. If they play sports, a ball could impact their face. When they goof around with friends, an elbow could mash into their mouth and cause a lot of pain. The wires of the braces can get stuck in the soft tissues of their cheeks, lips, or tongue, and cause injuries in addition to a great deal of discomfort. This is less likely to happen at night, but if you have an active sleeper, the potential is still there. That’s why we suggest wearing an orthodontic sleepguard for braces like the CustMbite Nightguard. Continue reading to learn more about how to treat injuries from braces and how the CustMbite Nightguard works to help prevent them during your youth’s sleep.
How do I treat injuries my youth gets from traditional braces?
Braces are more likely to cause injuries to the insides of your child’s mouth than you may think. These injuries can happen to the cheeks, teeth, lips, tongue, or even the roof of your youth’s mouth. One thing you might notice if your child does injure their mouth from braces is that injuries inside the mouth bleed a lot. Don’t worry. Lots of blood does not necessarily equal a serious injury. The first thing you should do is to apply an ice cube wrapped in a cloth or gauze to stop the bleeding. Once that’s done, you can more realistically assess the damage.
Damage to the teeth may require a visit to the emergency room. A tooth may be knocked loose or one or more teeth may be jammed up into the gums more than it should be. Either way, call an emergency dentist or bring your child to the nearest emergency room and let medical professionals assess the damage done.
It’s much more likely that braces will cause harm to soft tissues like the lips, gums, and cheeks. The wires and brackets can tear or get stuck in these tissues whenever your kid takes a bump to the face. Along with a lot of blood, these kinds of injuries can cause a great deal of pain. Be assured that there is seldom any lasting or serious damage. Once you’ve got your child calmed down and wiped the blood away, disconnect any tissue that is still stuck on a metal part of the brace. As long as there isn’t a gash that won’t close, no stitches should be required. In fact, the inside of the mouth heals more quickly than nearly any other part of the body, so you can most likely clean it up and leave it to heal on its own.
Of course, most damage related to braces happens during the daytime, but it’s not impossible for your child to injure their mouth during their sleeping hours. Fortunately, the CustMbite Nightguard can help to guard against these types of damages.
What is the best orthodontic sleepguard for braces?
If your child’s orthodontic sleepguard doesn’t fit snugly to their teeth, including the braces, it’s probably going to fall out during the night, especially if they’re an active sleeper. That’s why professionals say that the best orthodontic sleepguards are the kind that are molded specifically to the mouth of the person wearing them.
It’s easy for your teen to customize the CustMbite Nightguard to their teeth and braces. It only takes a few minutes. Detailed fitting instructions are included with every CustMbite Nightguard, so in just minutes, your youth will have a nightguard that is comfortably fit to their teeth. Instead of having to buy a new orthodontic nightguard each time their adjustments make the guard fit incorrectly, your child can remold the same mouthguard as many times as they need until their braces come off. This saves money, as you don’t have to purchase multiple sleepguards or have a refitting with your child’s orthodontist every time they need a new custom-fit guard.
The CustMbite Nightguard was engineered with help from dental professionals using our patented VistaMaxx material. VistaMaxx was developed to provide the maximum amount of comfort and protection for your child. It’s convenient because it can be washed each day with gentle soap and water, and it doesn’t absorb bacteria so you can count on it staying clear and odor-free for as long as your teen needs to wear it. It’s obvious the CustMbite Nightguard is the number one choice to protect your child’s teeth during the night.
Where can I get the CustMbite Nightguard?
The CustMbite Nightguard was created for your child’s convenience, comfort, and protection. It can help to prevent the pain of lacerations in their lips, tongue, cheeks, and gums. Order the best orthodontic sleepguard for braces online today!
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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.