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From traditional orthodontic treatments like metal braces and clear braces to more modern appliances like Invisalign, Damon Braces, and the SPEED System, our skilled doctors and team of orthodontic professionals offer exceptional, compassionate care to children, teens, and adults at every turn.

With three convenient locations in Morehead City, Havelock, and Jacksonville, NC, our practice is proud to be the trusted local orthodontist of many different communities across North Carolina. No matter where you’re from, our orthodontic office can provide you with the right treatment to reach the beautiful, more confident smile you’ve always wanted.

Learn more about our adolescent treatment and adult treatment options, Invisalign, and other oral and dental topics by checking out our latest blog posts. Or, contact Coastal Carolina Orthodontics today. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about getting started with one of our orthodontists!

Minding Your Mouth Guard

by smilemakersnc on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 12:51:45 PM

Halfway through fall, and school stadiums all across North Carolina are bustling with the sports of the season. And we at Coastal Carolina Orthodontics are cheering them on.


From football to field hockey, patients of our Jacksonville, Morehead City, and Havelock, NC offices are busy partaking in fun sports, and we couldn’t be prouder. Of course, as we root for your victory, we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind you about wearing your mouth guard.


What is a Mouth Guard?

A mouth guard is a soft plastic device that you insert into your mouth prior to playing sports with the intention of protecting your teeth from injury.

Just like a helmet protects you in football, or shin guards protect you in soccer, mouth guards are vital for shielding your smile from potential damage. By wearing one, you are actively guarding your teeth, mouth, jaw, and tongue from many threats.

What’s at Stake:

According to the American Dental association, approximately 30% of all dental injuries are sports related. Moreover, a study of teenage athletes found that 56% of high school sport concussions occur when mouth guards are not being worn.

Some injuries that an athlete could potentially experience if not wearing a mouth guard include:

  • Broken Teeth
  • Chipped Teeth
  • Fractured Jaws
  • Concussions
  • Broken Braces/Brackets
  • Root Damage to Teeth

Sport the Right Equipment Today!

Wearing a mouth guard is an easy way to protect your mouth, and your orthodontic treatment, from damage. So, whatever your game, this fall, when you’re charging to victory, brace yourself for anything and protect your braces by wearing a mouth guard!

For more about mouth guards, orthodontic treatment like braces or invisalign, or how to best protect your smile, contact Coastal Carolina Orthodontics at our Jacksonville, Morehead City, or Havelock, NC office now.

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