Yes, you can absolutely fit your SISU™ with braces. In fact, if you are using the dentist prescribed guard now, you will appreciate the difference. But before you run for the bowl of hot water, we want to take you through the steps of fitting the guard with braces. There is a bit of a learning curve, so please make sure to read through the rules below to help you with your fitting:
1. USE THE RIGHT SIZE
All athletes aged 7 and up must use the adult size SISU™, the SISU™ Aero Guard or the SISU™ Max Guard.
2. YOU MUST USE A BARRIER BETWEEN THE BRACKETS AND THE GUARD
When submerged in hot water, the hard polymer that SISU™ is made of will become soft and pliable. In this state, the mouth guard can bond with the dental brackets or any other polymer in your mouth. To prevent this, you should use a wax or foil barrier between the guard and the brackets. The good news is that you only need to use the barrier during the fitting process. Once fitted, you can wear the guard right over your braces during match or practices.
3. YOU SHOULD WORK WITH YOUR DENTAL PROFESSIONAL
Braces are an investment in time and money, so you want to do it right. During critical times when your teeth are undergoing rigorous adjustments, your orthodontist may recommend an alternative solution, so not to hinder the progress of your treatment. Work with your dental professional to help you fit, and refit, your SISU™ when you come in for your adjustments.
4. AS YOUR TEETH SHIFT, YOU SHOULD REFIT THE GUARD
As your teeth shift during the orthodontic treatment, the mouth guard should be adjusted to fit there new shape. The guard is remouldable for up to 20 times, so you can continue using it; as your teeth shift and move. Simply bring it with you for each adjustment and it can be refitted right in the office with a bit of hot water (and the barrier). No impressions required!
If you have any questions about SISU™ or the fitting process; please get in touch with us. You can type your question into the chat window on the fitting page; or call us at 0709-72-65-51 email email@example.com.
We also recommend that, no matter how old your child is, all athletes with braces use an adult-sized SISU™ mouth guard to ensure a proper fit.
Dr. Cynthia Fee is one of our all-star doctors here at SISU™. She has kindly allowed us to film the fitting process. Please watch the video below and share it with your orthodontist or download and print the list to take to your next fitting.
Click below to download a PDF version of Dr. Fee’s letter:Download PDF