American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is encouraging
kids to "play it safe" and consistently wear mouthguards
and other protective gear during competitions and practices.
Football, hockey, soccer, lacrosse and basketball can
all be hard hitting sports and Dr. Chartier wants to ensure
that athletes are properly protected from sports related
injuries to the jaw and mouth. These injuries can include
a lifetime of maintenance to repair and maintain.
Despite the risks, many kids are still not wearing mouthguards
and facial protection during sporting competitions and
practices. Parents, coaches and kids need to understand
the prevalence of sports injuries and know that many sports
injuries can be reduced or prevented by wearing the proper
Chartier Orthodontics offers free of charge, custom athletic
mouthguards. Simply call the office to schedule an appointment
and your custom mouthguard will be ready shortly.