Can I Still Play Sports with Invisalign Aligners On?

It is recommended that you remove your Invisalign aligners while playing sports. Although they are great for straightening your smile, they don't provide your teeth with the protection needed to keep them safe. Instead, you should place the aligners in their case and wear a custom-made mouth guard when you participate. Both Invisalign aligners and sports mouth guards are designed to fit the teeth perfectly, so some patients wonder if they can be used interchangeably.In short, the answer is a resounding no.

They may look somewhat similar, but they work very differently. A sports mouth guard is strong and can protect your mouth against impacts. On the other hand, aligners can easily break or come loose if you get hit in the face.Do you practice any sport that doesn't usually have much impact on your body? Soccer, tennis, and basketball involve limited body contact, but they're generally not very hard. Athletics, cycling and gymnastics can also cause some impact or discordance, but these activities aren't usually too traumatic for the mouth and jaw.

For gym sports or light contact sports like these, it's probably safe to use Invisalign trays during games and practice sessions. Full contact sports such as rugby, hockey, polo and American football can be aggressive. People who play these sports with their aligners on can be accidentally removed or even damaged. For even more aggressive sports, such as boxing, wrestling or martial arts, aligners should not be used at all.

For these events, it's best to eliminate them before the competition or practice. When not in use, aligners should always be stored in a sturdy case.Similarly, braces cannot be removed while playing sports and, as a result, those who wear them are generally prohibited from competing. Invisalign in Wharton is a great way to straighten your teeth without all the restrictions of traditional metal braces. However, it is important to remember that Invisalign aligners should not be worn during any type of physical activity that could cause damage to them.

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