Many people are concerned that getting braces will stop them from playing sports. Fortunately, there are solutions that allow you to have straight teeth and still be able to play your favourite sport. At Jones Dental & Implant Clinic in Rugby, we offer a number of cosmetic teeth straightening options including Invisalign. Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional braces that uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into their correct positions. The treatment is relatively quick and the results are very effective. Invisalign is almost invisible and the trays can be easily removed for sport. However, if you’re playing a contact sport, there is a risk that the aligners could be damaged during a game.
Unlike traditional braces, which have a fair amount of wire and metal dwelling in your mouth, Invisalign Rugby aligners are made of a smooth plastic material that doesn’t provide the same level of protection against injury to the teeth and mouth. Moreover, the trays can easily get scratched or broken during a game. As such, it’s important to make sure you have a sports mouthguard on hand in case you suffer any injuries while wearing your aligners.
Invisalign has recently partnered with five professional sports teams across the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLS to become their official smile partner. This partnership will be seen on the team’s website, social media, at events and more. The goal is to increase awareness of Invisalign among fans and help drive sales.
The partnership is set to include a range of marketing activities, including sponsorships, social media campaigns and paid search. It will also include content created by the team’s athletes.
One of the key concerns that athletes have about their Invisalign treatment is whether or not they can continue to play their sport while they are wearing it. Traditional braces, with their clunky brackets and wires, are clearly visible and can cause a lot of discomfort during sport. However, the new Invisalign system has been designed to be as discreet and as comfortable as possible. Invisalign trays sit very closely to the teeth and are custom-fitted, so they are virtually invisible.
Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign trays are removable, so you can simply pop them out for your game. However, it’s important to remember that if you remove your aligners for more than the recommended 20-22 hours per day, they will not be as effective in achieving the desired results. In addition, if you forget to put them back in, they may delay your progress and increase the length of time required for your treatment.
For this reason, it’s best to stick with sports that don’t involve a lot of physical contact or the potential for a knock to your mouth area. This includes football, swimming and running, as well as most sports that aren’t incredibly jarring on the body (such as gymnastics and cycling).