We at Watson Orthodontics recommend that our Katy, TX patients who play sports wear a mouthguard to protected their teeth while undergoing orthodontic treatment with Dr. Jim Watson.

What Do Mouthguards Do?

Mouthguards help prevent injuries to the teeth and jaws during sports or physical activities. They are mandatory in collision sports such as football, hockey, and boxing where the risk of injury is likely. And teens and adults involved in incidental contact sports like basketball, baseball, wrestling, soccer, and volleyball are now wearing mouthguards to prevent injuries to the mouth. According to a recent study of high school athletes, 75% of injuries occurred when mouthguards were not worn, 40% of which occurred during basketball and baseball season.

Orthodontic Mouthguards

Orthodontic mouthguards are mouthguards that are customized to fit and protect your teeth and orthodontic system, and are only available at orthodontistic offices like Watson Orthodontics. These mouthguards may be more expensive than the others, but orthodontic mouthguards offer the most comfort and protection for those undergoing orthodontic treatment.

3 Benefits of Invisalign

We know that our Katy, TX patients have an easier and more enjoyable time playing sports during orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners.

  1. They can wear them during physical activity without metal brackets or wires causing irritation to the soft tissues of the mouth
  2. Invisalign is less likely to be damaged by strenuous activity or impact
  3. Invisalign is removable so that sports-specific equipment like mouthguards can be worn

Here at Watson Orthodontics, we encourage our athletic patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, and we make sure that they have the best protection during any kind of physical activity. For more information on orthodontic mouthguards and/or other orthodontic treatments offered by Dr. Watson, contact us today!


Dr. Jim Watson and the team at Watson Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in the 77429 zip code: Cypress TX, Harris County TX, Houston TX, Spring TX, Tomball TX, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Watson, contact Watson Orthodontics at: (281) 955-7612