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Traditional braces are often used by orthodontists like Dr. Chad Callahan to address misaligned teeth. The metal brackets, wires and other components represent a functional system capable of gradually altering the periodontal connective tissues that secure your teeth to your gums.  

If you also partake in rigorous hobbies or contact sports where you could potentially suffer a blow to the face, you will likely need to use a quality mouth guard. Even minor contact with the mouth could cause significant trauma to teeth, braces and other oral tissues.  

Finding the right mouth guard will go a long way toward keeping you encouraged to use it at all the necessary times. Most sporting goods stores carry a variety of stock mouth and boil and bite mouth guards.

While these units are typically inexpensive, they can sometimes feel loose or uncomfortable in the mouth. Most do not adequately accommodate the presence of braces hardware. Some designs can also make it hard to breathe.

If you are unhappy with the mouth guards sold in stores, Dr. Chad Callahan can help provide you with a custom mouth guard. This is a soft, durable oral appliance that will be specifically to match the unique details of their mouth with the maximum passage of air.

If you live in the Pensacola, Florida, area and you or you need a quality mouth guard, you should call 850-478-8844 to schedule a consultation appointment at Shehee & Callahan Family Orthodontics.