September and October marks the beginning of an exciting time of year. Children are back to school after a summer of fun and relaxation, and they are gearing up to learn new things and try new activities. Many kids are beginning fall sports, which is an awesome way to stay fit, active and healthy while also learning important life skills. At the same time, however, this is a common time of year for facial injuries and mouth injuries. Our orthodontists in Asheville, North Carolina want to remind active young people to always wear a mouth guard when participating in any sport!

3 Reasons to Wear a Mouth Guard

  • Each year, more than 7 million young people between the ages of 5 and 24 sustain an injury while playing sports or participating in recreational activities. These injuries can happen on the ball field or on the playground, and they all can result in damage that requires additional orthodontic treatment or dental work in Asheville, NC.
  • More than 70 percent of parents say that their largest concern about their children participating in sports is that they will sustain an injury. Even though most parents are concerned about sports-related injuries, many do not have their children wear mouth guards while they are enjoying their favorite sport.
  • About 80 percent of injuries that occur while playing sports result in a trip to the local emergency room. This means that many sports-related injuries are serious, and require quick medical treatment. By wearing a mouth guard, many of the mouth and facial injuries can be prevented!

Unfortunately, most coaches and sports leagues do not require that children use mouth guards when they participate in a sport. Even if your child is part of a contact sport that does not require a mouth guard, it is still the best and safest option for them! Make sure that your child has a mouth guard that fits well, as it will help protect them from injury and prevent further damage that may require additional orthodontic work. For more information on staying safe this month and throughout the entire school year, contact us today.


At TS Orthodontics in Asheville, NC, Dr. Scanlan, and Dr. Carlson take great pride in providing you with the best orthodontic treatment options by having the most advanced technology available, including retainers after treatment. With TS Orthodontics you can enjoy treatment times up to 29% faster than with traditional metal braces. We provide so many options from Invisalign to SureSmile to even braces placed behind your teeth. During a 100% no-obligation and 100% complimentary TS Orthodontics Smile Analysis we will assess your or your child’s unique mouth.

TS Orthodontics in Asheville, NC understands the importance of making braces affordable. That is why we offer affordable payment plans for braces with 0% down!

When you are ready, click here to schedule your TS Orthodontics Smile Analysis which includes a comprehensive exam, personalized consultation, x-rays, and even 3-d computer modeling ($249 value, yours free).

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TS Orthodontics
4 Vanderbilt Park Dr, #110
Asheville, NC 28803

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