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Can You Wear a Mouthguard With Braces

Can You Wear a Mouthguard With Braces

Can You Wear a Mouthguard With Braces?Braces With a Mouthguard? No Problems!

As a rugby coach, I have seen my fair share of children in the game that wear braces

And why shouldn’t they still play the game that they love just because they have to get their teeth straightened?

It could be as long as a year with braces in before they can be taken out

And that’s a long time to be out of the game


Can You Really Wear a Mouthguard With Braces?

Yes, Of course you can wear mouthguards if you have braces. In fact, it is extremely important that you do for sports to protect the braces from getting damaged and also to protect other people as the braces could get caught on somebody and hurt them.

Having braces put in as a pre-teen or teenager can be a big thing for them and quite dauntingA boy with his mouth wide open showing a full set of upper and lower braces

Even though it’s for the best, they really don’t see it that way do they?

“It’s not cool” or “My friends will laugh at me” usually will be the answer if the dentist says you need them

But it’s not exactly a conspiracy to alienate them from the outside world and just slam their mouth with a load of metal and send them on their way

Just remember…

Friends come and go, but that smile is always with you! #keepsmiling #teethprotection Click To Tweet

Just see what Wiki has to say about mouth guards Here

You want to protect your children no matter what it takes so whatever they do you want to make sure you have everything in place for the best safety possible.

Take sports, for instance, there are many physical sports out there which need certain protective gear and there’s one main one that springs to mind… RUGBY!!!

Be The Better PersonCan you wear a mouthguard with braces

If your child has to wear braces for whatever reason you don’t want to stop them playing any sports

Think how much more confidence they will have being part of a team

Ok, they might still get a bit of name calling off their teammates but that’s just friendly banter

That happens in everyday life and they just have to rise above it and give as good as they get

Don’t Be a Bully Though!

Keep That Smile

Back to rugby now, school rugby won’t let children play unless they have a mouth guard because of the safety aspect of the game

And if you have braces you might think you can’t wear them together…

Well, you’re wrong!Female dentist fitting a mouthguard to a female patient

You can either get your dentist to fit it properly but that can get a bit pricey

Or you can get a boil & bite mouthguard and do it yourself which is very easy and less expensive

Yes, mouth guards for braces can cost a bit more than regular mouth guards

But its worth it if your child can still play their favorite sport

And more importantly, it protects your child’s teeth and gums

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Take a look at this quick video of the pros & cons of having a custom made mouthguard from the dentist

I have scoured the internet to find the best mouth guards for braces to prove to you that you can wear them together

And I think I have found one that you may like

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…

OPROshield Gold Ortho Mouthguard

Black and Gold OPRO Gold Level Mouthguard for Braces
Black & Gold

Mouth Guards After BracesBest Place to Buy it: Amazon

Colours: Black & Gold but there is a wide range of colours for you to choose from

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Oproshield Overview

This “officially dentist approved mouth guard” offers essential protection for any rugby player who has braces

And providing you follow the instructions that come with it, this mouth guard will stay in and protect your gums and teeth throughout the whole rugby game

And that will give you the confidence to go in for a tackle without worrying about ripping somebody’s ear off or taking someone’s eye out with your braces

Pros & ConsA boxed up OPRO Gold Level Mouthguard for Braces


  • Latex-free.
  • Dentist approved.
  • Durable exterior shell.
  • Shortened fins for an accurate fit.
  • Air spacers for maximum cushioning.
  • Ultra high impact protection.
  • Easy to breathe and talk whilst wearing it. (I tried it on my children and I could still hear them talking)


  • You will need to take care when remolding as it is quite delicate after hot water has been poured onto it.3 different OPRO Gold Level Mouthguard for Braces designs

I have never worn braces myself but I would imagine that they are not that comfortable

So the last thing you want whilst playing a game of rugby is to be constantly feeling them during a game

But with this mouth guard for braces, you can have the piece of mind that your teeth and gums will be protected and comfortable

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>>> See Some Double Mouthguards For Braces Here <<<

Before You Run Off…

Do you have braces and still want to play contact sports?

If you have any questions about the Oproshield Ortho Mouthguard

Please feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my very best to answer you ASAP


Have any Questions or Comments?

8 comments on “Can You Wear a Mouthguard With Braces


What an interesting post! I have a brace and I never thought you can wear them together. Again a really original and interesting post



Thanks berend I’m glad you found this post useful and can now enjoy sports knowing you can also wear a mouth guard


As a parent of two, you worry about many things, your post hits home. I have two teenage daughters who are actively engaged in sports. The oldest just got braces and is talking about trying out for the girl’s basketball team when school starts again. I was concerned about here wearing braces and getting involved in a contact sport, but your post about this mouth guard has me feeling a bunch more at ease.


I’m really glad this post has put your mind at ease a bit. I always worry about my children playing contact sports but I suppose that’s honest natural isn’t it? I hope your daughter enjoys playing basketball, and now you can enjoy watching her knowing her teeth and braces will be a bit safer with this mouthguard to protect them 🙂


Hi Shwni

My daughter plays netball and is an equestrian rider….with braces! I wanted her to wear a mouth guard and had no idea that she could with a mouth full of braces! thanks for the info and I’ll be speaking to our dentist


Your dentist will be able to advise you as to which mouth guard she will need, I would imagine your daughter would need both upper and lower mouth guards for equestrian riding as iI looks like there would be a lot of head movement so you need both upper and lower sets of teeth protected


Hi, my son has a palate expander in, is it ok for him to play rugby with an orthodontic mouth guard? Thanks.


Hi Camilla, I would check with your dentist first but a friend of mine wears exactly the same mouth guard and also has a palate expander.I’m not quite sure if he had it approved by the dentist but he has never had any issues at all with it.
Let me know 7if you need any more help ok 🙂


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