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Can You Play Sports While Wearing Your Invisalign Trays?


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For most sports it should be fine

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Unless the sport requires a mouthguard it should be fine to wear your aligners.  They hold so well to the teeth that they are unlikely to come out if you fall or get bopped in the head.  But if your sport requires a mouthguard (football, wrestling, basketball) than just remove you aligner and place it in your mouthguard case while you are playing/practicing.  Good luck!


Atlanta Orthodontist
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Sports are fine with Invisalign

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That rymes..lol . If its extreme sports like tackle football then you may need to wear something more protective,but I believe your DDS could make a mouthguard that fits over your aligners so you could straighten your teeth while wearing you mouthguard. Just thinking outside the box...

Michael J. Thomas, DDS
Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist
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Invisalign can work during most sports

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If the sport is a full contact sport, a sport specific guard is better.  Invisalign aligners will not cushion impact or offer protection.

If the sport is not contact, such as chess or mathlete competitions, then there should be no problem.  Even sports like track should be fine with Invisalign.

Lance Timmerman, DMD
Seattle Cosmetic Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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