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At what age can my child get an orthodontic mouth guard?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children of all ages wear a mouth guard while participating in sports that pose a risk of injury, such as basketball, football, gymnastics, hockey, baseball and volleyball.

There are several types of mouth guards. Orthodontic mouth guards can be made to fit over braces.

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