Smile With Confidence On & Off the Field with Invisalign®
Dr. Stephen Grussmark, a leading orthodontist in Miami, understands the unique needs of athletes. That’s why he’s proud to offer Invisalign® aligners as a comfortable and convenient solution for straightening teeth while participating in sports and other physical activities.
Our top-rated South Florida orthodontist and his team are dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive care to help athletes reach their full potential on the field or court. We proudly serve patients in Brickell, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach, FL.
Invisalign for Athletes: Comfortable & Convenient Orthodontics
Invisalign aligners are a comfortable and convenient orthodontic option for athletes of all ages. These clear, custom-made aligners fit over the teeth and gradually shift them into the desired position.
Invisalign aligners are completely removable. This means athletes can take them out before participating in sports or other activities and then put them back in when they’re finished. This eliminates any risk of damage or injury unlike metal braces metal, which need to be worn during a game or practice. With Invisalign, athletes can achieve a straighter smile without sacrificing their physical capabilities.
Sports Compatible With Invisalign Aligners
While it’s generally best to avoid contact sports or any activity that may cause dental trauma while wearing Invisalign, there are still many sports and activities you can safely enjoy with aligners. Some examples of sports that are compatible with Invisalign include:
- Non-contact sports such as swimming, tennis, golf, yoga, and running
- Individual sports such as weightlifting and cycling
- Team sports such as baseball, volleyball, and soccer
- Sports that require minimal physical contact, such as gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading
Contact our Diamond Plus Invisalign provider in Miami for guidance on what sports or activities you can safely participate in while wearing your aligners.
Benefits of Invisalign for Athletics
Invisalign aligners offer several benefits for athletes that braces can’t beat, including:
- Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made of smooth material that’s comfortable to wear and won’t cause irritation or soreness in the mouth as traditional metal braces can.
- Convenience: Athletes can remove their aligners before participating in their sport or activity and then put them back in once they’re finished.
- Discreet Appearance: Invisalign aligners are transparent, so athletes can wear them without feeling self-conscious around their peers.
- Custom Fit: Dr. Grussmark will customize your aligners to fit perfectly in your mouth, tailored to address specific dental issues that your smile may have.
Invisalign vs. Sports Mouthguards
While Invisalign and sports mouthguards protect the teeth, they serve different purposes. Invisalign mainly straightens teeth while offering some protection, while sports mouthguards are worn specifically during high-contact sports and other activities to shield the teeth, gums, and jaw from injury. Consult your orthodontist to determine the best course of treatment based on your needs and activities.
Invisalign for Student Athletes
Student-athletes in high school and college are also Invisalign candidates thanks to the innovative Invisalign Teen treatment. Invisalign Teen is a modified treatment containing extra trays, aligners designed for growing oral makeups, and a blue dot indicator so parents can monitor their teens’ treatments. Schedule an appointment by calling 305-842-3672 to meet with our Top 1 Diamond Plus provider for Invisalign and learn if your child qualifies for this orthodontic solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I wear a mouthguard over Invisalign aligners?
No, you shouldn’t wear a sports mouthguard over your Invisalign aligners. Especially when playing high-contact sports like football or hockey, mouthguards are the best ways to protect your teeth and gums from trauma. Wearing Invisalign aligners under mouthguards may damage the appliance and your teeth, significantly setting back your treatment. It’s best to remove your aligners before wearing mouthguards.
Will Invisalign affect my athletic performance?
No, wearing Invisalign aligners won’t affect your athletic performance. You can wear your aligners during low and no-contact sports without worrying about them falling out or sustaining damage. Athletes can straighten their teeth while playing the sports they love without the restriction and interference of metal wires and brackets.
What should I do if my Invisalign aligner is damaged while playing sports?
In the event your aligner sustains damage during physical activity, contact your orthodontist. They’ll assess the damage and determine the best course of action, which may include repairing or replacing the damaged aligner. In the meantime, you should stop wearing the damaged aligner and switch to your previous set of aligners until you can get a replacement.
What sports can I not play while wearing Invisalign?
While wearing Invisalign, avoid high-contact sports or any activity that may cause trauma to the face and mouth, as this can damage the aligners or cause injury to the teeth or gums. It’s best to remove the aligners before participating in football, hockey, lacrosse, and boxing in favor of a customized mouthguard. If you are unsure about a specific sport or activity, check with your orthodontist or Invisalign provider for guidance.
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Straighten Your Teeth & Score Big with Invisalign Orthodontics
If you’re an athlete looking for a comfortable and convenient orthodontic option, Invisalign aligners may be the perfect solution for you. Don’t let traditional metal braces hold you back from reaching your full potential on the field or court.
Contact our Miami, FL, orthodontic office today at 305-842-3672 to schedule a consultation and find out if Invisalign aligners are the right choice for you. You can also book your appointment online by filling out our convenient contact form.