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July 25, 2016

Does SISU Mouthguard work with braces?

Braces Mouthguard SISUThis is our most commonly asked question. And the answer is YES! But, you need to use a wax or foil barrier between the brackets and the guard. Here is how to fit your SISU with braces... 

Yes, you can absolutely fit your SISU with braces. In fact, if you are using the dentist prescribed guard now, you will appreciate the difference. But before you run for the bowl of hot water, we want to take you through the steps of fitting the guard with braces. There is a bit of a learning curve, so please make sure to read through the rules below to help you with your fitting:  

1. VISIT OUR FITTING WITH BRACES PAGE

Our fitting page comes complete with a braces fitting video to help you complete the process of fitting your SISU with braces.

2. USE THE RIGHT SIZE

Ortho appliances need more room. All athletes ages 7 and up must use the adult size SISU, the SISU Aero Guard or the SISU Max Guard, to fit with braces. 

3. YOU MUST USE A BARRIER BETWEEN THE BRACKETS AND THE GUARD

When submerged in hot water, the hard polymer SISU is made of will become soft and pliable. In this state, the mouth guard can bond with the dental brackets or any other polymer in your mouth. To prevent it, you should use a wax or foil barrier between the guard and the brackets. The good news is that you should only use the barrier during the fitting process. Once fitted, you can wear the guard right over the braces during games or practices. 

4. YOU SHOULD WORK WITH YOUR DENTAL PROFESSIONAL

Braces are aninvestment in time and money, so you want to do it right. During critical times when your teeth are undergoing rigorous adjustments, your orthodontist may recommend an alternative solution, so not to hinder the progress of your treatment. Work with your dental professional to help you fit, and re-fit, your SISU when you come in for your adjustments. 

5. AS YOUR TEETH SHIFT, YOU SHOULD REFIT THE GUARD

As your teeth shift during the orthodontic treatment, the mouthguard should be adjusted to fit your new shape. The guard is remoldable for up to 20 times, so you can continue using it, as your teeth shift and move. Simply bring it with you for each adjustment and it can be re-fitted right in the office with a bit of hot water (and the barrier). No impressions required! 

If you have any questions about SISU or the fitting process. please reach out to us. You can type your question into the chat window on the fitting page, call us at (800) 444-0570 or email customerservice@sisuguard.com

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