Should I wear my Invisalign aligners whilst playing rugby?
4 October 2023
Rugby is a physically demanding sport that involves frequent body contact, tackles, and aggressive movements. Consequently, there are valid concerns about wearing Invisalign aligners while playing rugby. These concerns mainly revolve around the risk of damaging the aligners, injuring your mouth, or compromising the treatment process.
Risks of Wearing Aligners While Playing Rugby
- Aligner Damage: One primary concern is the potential damage to your aligners. The excessive force and impact common in rugby could crack, break, or deform the aligners, rendering them ineffective.
- Oral Injuries: Rugby carries a high risk of oral injuries, including cuts, bruises, and even more severe damage to the mouth. Wearing aligners may increase the risk of soft tissue injuries in the mouth.
- Hygiene Issues: Maintaining proper oral hygiene is crucial during Invisalign treatment. Playing rugby with aligners can introduce dirt, bacteria, and sweat into your aligners, posing a risk to your oral health.
To ensure the safety of your teeth and the success of your Invisalign treatment, we recommend removing your aligners before engaging in any contact sport, including rugby. Here are some essential steps to follow:
- Prioritise Safety: Protecting your teeth should be your top priority. Remove your aligners before stepping onto the rugby field to reduce the risk of oral injuries.
- Invest in a Mouthguard: For added protection during rugby, consider using a custom-fitted mouthguard. Our dentist can provide guidance on the best options to protect your teeth while playing.
- Maintain Oral Hygiene: After playing rugby, thoroughly clean your aligners and your teeth before reinserting the aligners. This practice will help prevent any hygiene-related issues.
- Consult Us: Always keep open communication with our dentist. If you have any concerns or specific questions about wearing aligners during sports, contact us for personalised advice.
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Choosing the right dental practice for your Invisalign journey is crucial. Coniston Dental Practice offers a unique blend of expertise, experience, and a patient-centric approach. With a team of skilled professionals, you can expect premium care throughout your treatment. Our commitment to providing a comfortable and supportive environment ensures a positive orthodontic experience.
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