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Celebrate National Sports Day with Invisalign®

Here’s why you should celebrate National Sports Day with Invisalign® and the benefits this orthodontic treatment can bring.

National Sports Day on August 29th is a time to celebrate all the amazing athletes working to achieve their dreams. It’s also a day to reflect on how sports can bring people together and promote good health.

If you’re an athlete or just love playing sports, Invisalign® may be a great, hassle-free way to strengthen your smile.

Invisalign® vs Traditional Braces

In many cases, Invisalign® may be better than traditional braces for those who play sports. Metal or ceramic braces can cause cuts and increase the risk of damage when hit in the face.

With Invisalign®, you don’t have to worry about any of that. Invisalign® uses smooth, clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. This means you can wear them without anyone knowing or worrying about them when playing certain sports.

In addition, Invisalign® is removable, so you can take them out when playing contact sports. This way, you can protect your teeth while still working towards a great smile.

Invisalign® and Contact Sports

Since Invisalign® is removable, it’s best to take your Invisalign® out and wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports. Doing so will ensure your teeth stay protected and safe and that your aligners stay intact. In addition, if you wear your Invisalign® aligners while playing sports, you risk damaging or breaking them.

Contact sports include:

  • Football
  • Boxing
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby

In addition, you may want to take aligners out if you play sports like soccer, baseball, or basketball. Although these sports only have light contact, it’s best to take Invisalign® out just in case.

Invisalign® and Non-Contact Sports

For non-contact sports, you can generally keep your Invisalign® in. This is because there is no risk of them getting damaged, and they will not get in the way.

Non-contact sports include:

  • Golf
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Swimming

As long as you’re comfortable, you can keep your Invisalign® in when playing non-contact sports. However, if you’re unsure, an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Yazji can help you make the best decision.

How Long Can I Have My Invisalign® Out?

For your Invisalign® treatment to work properly, you must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. This means you can take them out for short periods, like when eating, brushing your teeth, or playing certain sports.

However, it’s important not to keep your Invisalign® out for too long, as this can impact the efficacy of treatment. So once you’ve completed your activity, be sure to put your Invisalign® back in.

The Bottom Line

Whether you play contact or non-contact sports, Invisalign® is a great orthodontic treatment option. With Invisalign®, you can align your smile without anyone knowing or worrying about them getting in the way. So celebrate National Sports Day with Invisalign® treatment in Miami today!

As a Diamond Top 1% Invisalign® provider, Dr. Yazji can help you get the smile of your dreams. Her team will create an orthodontic treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and needs. Contact us today to learn more! We have three conveniently located orthodontist offices in Weston, Miami, and Brickell.


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