Adults who grew up playing sports near Royal Pines, NC, particularly winter sports, sometimes joke around about the teeth they left behind. How much better it would have been if only they had taken one small preventative measure: a mouth guard!

When it comes to protecting your mouth, Dr. Scanlan, an award-winning orthodontist near Royal Pines, NC knows first-hand that a mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. The National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety reports that an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouth guard.

A properly fitted mouth guard may be especially important for people who wear braces. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed brace appliances. A mouth guard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries.

Talk to the professionals at TS orthodontics near Royal Pines, NC about selecting a mouth guard that will provide the best protection. Although mouth guards typically only cover the upper teeth, your Royal Pines area orthodontist, Dr. Scanlan may suggest that you use a mouth guard on the lower teeth if you have braces on these teeth too.

It is important to remember damaged teeth do not grow back. Protect that perfect smile – wear a mouth guard.

If you’re ready to learn more about the importance of wearing a mouth guard during sports, please contact your TS Orthodontics office near Royal Pines, NC today at 828.254.4602. We offer a number of patient benefits such as short wait times, a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and later appointments to fit your schedule. Let us provide you with the shortest orthodontic time to a great smile. Give us a call today! We’re here to help.


At TS Orthodontics near Royal Pines, NC, we take great pride in providing you the best braces, retainers and orthodontics by having the most advanced technology available. With TS Orthodontics you can enjoy treatment times up to 29% faster than with traditional metal braces. We provide a variety of options from Invisalign® to SureSmile® to even braces behind your teeth. During your 100% no-obligation and 100% free TS Orthodontics Smile Analysis we will assess yours or your child’s unique mouth.

TS Orthodontics near Royal Pines, NC understands the importance of making braces and retainers 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). Call 828.254.4602 today!