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Custom made mouthguards can accommodate for some tooth movement for most people undergoing orthodontic treatment. These type of mouthguards will not interfere with your braces or other fixed appliances. A custom made mouthguard is especially important for people who wear braces or have fixed orthodontic treatment and also provide a barrier between the braces, your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries.
For adults, a mouthguard can last several years depending on the frequency of use. If major changes occur to the teeth, such as large restorations or loss of teeth, the mouthguard may not fit as well as originally and may need to be replaced. If the mouthguard material has been bitten through during use it should also be replaced.
For children, if changes occur to their mouth due to growth, the loss of deciduous teeth, or the eruption of the adult teeth, then their mouthguard may need to be changed annually or even more frequently. Remember, a poorly fitting mouthguard may be providing little protection and is less likely to be worn by children because they are uncomfortable.
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Anytime there is a strong chance for contact with other participants or hard surfaces, it is advisable to wear a custom made mouthguard.