Teeth are very vulnerable to trauma when playing contact sports (gaelic, rugby, hockey etc.). This is especially true when you have your braces on. At Navan Orthodontics, we recommend gum shields to fit around your braces. If you do lots of sports, we can discuss making a custom made gum shields to fit more closely to your teeth and braces once the bigger tooth movements have been done. Custom made gum shields can also be made once your braces have been removed to protect your beautiful smile.