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Rugby is a thrilling sport that demands physical prowess, but it also carries a risk of injury due to its full-contact nature. For individuals undergoing Invisalign treatment, this raises the question of whether it’s safe and practical to wear their aligners during a rugby match.

The Flexibility of Invisalign

One of the key advantages of Invisalign aligners is their removability. This feature allows you to take them out during activities like eating and drinking, which means you have some flexibility when it comes to sports. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should wear them during a rugby game without considering the potential consequences.

Can I wear my Invisalign aligners while playing rugby? The Risks of Wearing Invisalign During Rugby

Playing rugby with Invisalign aligners poses several risks:

  1. Damage to Aligners: Rugby involves physical tackles and collisions. Such force can damage or break your aligners, leading to additional expenses for replacements.
  2. Injury Risk: Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth plastic material, which doesn’t provide the same level of protection as a sports mouthguard. Your teeth and mouth may be more vulnerable to injury while wearing aligners.
  3. Discomfort: The pressure and physicality of rugby can cause discomfort when wearing aligners, making it difficult to focus on the game.
  4. Hygiene Concerns: Rugby fields aren’t always the cleanest places. Wearing aligners during a game exposes them to dirt and bacteria, which can affect your oral hygiene.

The Safer Alternative: A Sports Mouthguard

To protect both your teeth and your investment in Invisalign treatment, it’s advisable to remove your Invisalign and then use a proper sports mouthguard during rugby matches. Sports mouthguards are designed to absorb impact and prevent dental injuries. They provide superior protection compared to Invisalign aligners.

Consult with Our Dentist

If you’re unsure about whether to wear your aligners during rugby or any other sport, book a consultation with our dentist. We can provide personalised guidance based on your specific treatment plan and sporting activities.

Why Choose Us for Your Invisalign Treatment

When it comes to embarking on your Invisalign journey, choosing Orchard Cottage Dental in Lightwater, Surrey, is a decision that ensures you receive the highest level of care and expertise. Our commitment to your smile’s transformation is underpinned by years of experience, cutting-edge technology, and a team of dedicated professionals who specialise in Invisalign treatments. With us, you’re not just a patient; you’re a valued individual on a path to greater confidence and oral health!

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