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Can you tell me docs, is getting clear braces & playing a sport riskier than getting metal braces & playing a sport?

Can you tell me docs, is getting clear braces & playing a sport riskier than getting metal braces & playing a sport?

No difference: For the safety of your teeth, the integrity of the appliances, and to prevent severe soft tissue injuries to the inside of your mouth, ask your orthodontist for an orthodontic mouth guard. Wear it all the time, including during practice. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Will wearing a knee brace while playing sports make it less likely to have an injury or more likely?

Will wearing a knee brace while playing sports make it less likely to have an injury or more likely?

Stability: The thought is that wearing a knee brace helps to stabilize the knee and associated ligaments and tendons when you are experiencing pain or minor injury. I see the brace as a protective factor while playing sports if you are dealing with knee tendon or ligament strain/pain. I doubt if it would really benefit or protect you to wear one if no injury exists however. ...Read more

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I have had an Acl injury complete tear I took a rest from sports activites these past 2 month can I play sports activites awhile wearing acl brace?

I have had an Acl injury complete tear
I took a rest from sports activites these past 2 month can I play sports activites awhile wearing acl brace?

Varies: You can try it, but you need to understand that if you have an ACL deficient knee and play sports, there is a fairly high risk you can damage other parts if your knee such as a meniscus. Con general, patients who are low demand and don't play sports do better with an ACL deficient knee than those that want to stay active. The braces don't do a lot to change that in my opinion. ...Read more

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Is a brace necessary for sports after ACL surgery? I am an athlete and am having ACL replacement surgery so that i can continue to be active. Will i need to use a brace to support my knee for the rest of my life when playing sports?

Is a brace necessary for sports after ACL surgery? I am an athlete and am having ACL replacement surgery so that i can continue to be active. Will i need to use a brace to support my knee for the rest of my life when playing sports?

Hello: Strictly : Hello: strictly speaking you do not need to wear a brace after acl surgery. Some patients like the supportive feel of an acl brace during rehab. In some instances and some sports, a brace may help protect against collision-related reinjuries. I do believe there is no strongly overwhelming evidence to mandate a brace or to avoid a brace, so i discuss the above with the patient and help them decide. I generally advise those who get a brace to use it for the first year back to sports, unless they do some higher-collision-risk sports infrequently (for example, skiing), then i would have no problem with their wearing the brace a couple times a year for those occasions for several years. I would have problems with patients who feel they "must" have a brace: then i would want to rule out residual instability, and if that is ruled out, work with those patients to make sure they are confident on their feet. After all, the acl reconstruction should provide stability! i hope this helps! sincerely, jim hsu, md seattle, wa. ...Read more

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Can I play rugby with my new braces?

Yes: I am assuming you mean orthodontic braces. A mouth guard should be worn which is not boiled to conform to your teeth. You only need protection from blows to your cheeks and between your uppeer and lower teeth. Good luck! ...Read more

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I wear braces & while playing basketball i bumped into another player & my front tooth was hit. Bracket is ok but the tooth feels loose. Advice?

I wear braces & while playing basketball i bumped into another player & my front tooth was hit. Bracket is ok but the tooth feels loose. Advice?

Wait several days: During orthodontic movement the teeth are under stress and the periodontal ligament connection to the bone is at its least stable. Trauma will magnify this instability leading to a "loose" tooth. If the damage is reversible your tooth should "firm" up in a couple of days and there should be little or no lingering pain. If you have increasing pain and swelling then go see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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