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Will Invisalign Protect My Teeth from Being Knocked Out?

If you have an imperfect smile, you may be researching ways to improve it. People searching for information online will invariably come across discussions of metallic braces that are visible for the world to see. In recent years, Invisalign aligners have joined the conversation when it comes to correcting a smile that’s less than perfect.

What Kinds of Conditions Can Invisalign Clear Aligners Be Used to Treat?

Like conventional braces, Invisalign braces can be used to treat a wide array of conditions that can make a person too shy to share their gorgeous smile. Remember – every smile is gorgeous even if an individual’s teeth aren’t perfectly aligned so you should never shy away from smiling.

With that said, you may want to make your smile even prettier by correcting an oral problem. Here are some of the conditions Invisalign treatment is designed to correct:

Invisalign Aligners and Injuries

While Invisalign treatment can be tailored to address an impressive list of issues, it’s not intended to protect your teeth in the event that you experience an injury. This means that Invisalign clear aligners will not provide any additional protection to prevent your teeth from being knocked out if you’re involved in an accident when you’re playing sports, horsing around with the kids, in a car accident or any other scenario that threatens the well-being of your teeth.

The Importance of Mouthguards

Although Invisalign isn’t intended to prevent your teeth from falling out if you suffer a head injury, mouth guards are. Even though it isn’t realistic to walk around with a mouth guard in your mouth at all hours of the day and night, it is feasible – and advisable – to wear one when you know you’ll engage in activities that may lead to an injury.

Here are some of the things that a mouthguard can literally guard against:

  • Teeth being dislodged from your mouth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Teeth being pushed into your gums

Whereas Invisalign is intended to move your teeth into proper position over time, mouth guards are meant to protect your teeth from damage if you’re involved in an accident. If you or your teen play sports, particularly contact sports like football or hockey, it’s wise to wear a mouth guard.

Clearsmile Orthodontics: Your Source for Custom Invisalign Treatment

Clearsmile Orthodontics is your source for a customized Invisalign treatment for yourself or your teenager. Our Invisalign treatment plans are individualized to address an array of conditions and give patients their best smile over time.

Contact Clearsmile Orthodontics to schedule a consultation today.