Home/Blog / Playing Houston Sports and Wearing Braces

Playing Houston Sports and Wearing Braces

Sports is a huge part of Houston, especially high school sports. This is where the crossroads arrives with braces and sports. Everyone knows the potential of wearing braces and playing contact sports, like football, basketball and soccer.

Metal braces can cause some very painful incidents if the patient is hit in the mouth. It is much more than a bruised or busted lip. We know how impactful metal braces can be for patients when straightening their teeth, but we also know there should be precautions taken if sports are going to be played. Mouthguards should be worn when a patient has metal or ceramic braces. This can be uncomfortable, but it is better safe than sorry.

At Signature Smiles, we know the perfect solution for straightening teeth and playing high school sports: Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen are plastic tray aligners that straighten teeth without metallic innerworkings.

These clear braces align crooked or gapped teeth, but also double as a mouth guard for playing sports. The teeth and lips are protected during contact sports and any other activities.


Since we know about metal and ceramic braces and how they are built, we also know the damage that can be done to the lips during sports activities. When consulting one of our Houston orthodontists about which braces to choose for your child or teen, be certain to inform the dentist that your child plays sports. Whatever questions and concerns you may have will be addressed accordingly.

Other good things about Invisalign is that they are almost unnoticeable and they can be removed. In our experience, these are big factors for kids who don’t want their appearance to drastically change and want temporary relief from braces. Invisalign braces can be removed for up to two hours per day.


If your child plays sports and needs braces, then you should consider purchasing Invisalign Teen. Signature Smiles is a Premier Provider of Invisalign. Our Houston orthodontists can help you make the right choice. Contact us today and book your appointment.

Latest on our Blog