Miller Othodontics has been a long-standing supporter, and sponsor, of HFC United.Time and time again, Miller Orthodontics has not only been a financial supporter of HFC United and its programing, but has provided water bottles and soccer camp shirts for HFC members.
Dr. Robert Miller and Dr. Mary Sedivy are experienced, compassionate orthodontists who listen to their patients’ goals, and develop individual treatment plans to achieve those goals in an efficient and comfortable manner.
Dr. Miller's team members are friendly and personable, and they thrive on the friendships that develop with our patients and their families. Each team member enjoys spending our days surrounded by people making positive changes in their lives.
Miller Orthodontics offers complimentary orthodontic consultations and exams at our Inver Grove Heights and Hastings, MN offices. Some of the smile-creating services Miller Orthodontics provides are the following:
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Protecting your smile while playing sports is essential when you have braces. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury. If you participate in basketball, boxing, hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, track and field, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, or wrestling, it is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that you wear a mouthguard.
Types of Mouthguards
Choosing the right mouthguard is essential. There are three basic types of mouthguards: the pre-made mouthguard, the "boil-and-bite" fitted mouthguard, and a custom-made mouthguard from your orthodontist. When you choose a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable and well fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent you from breathing properly.
Pre-made mouthguards and boil-and-bite mouthguards can be purchased at most sporting goods stores, while custom-made mouthguards are specially designed by your orthodontist to provide optimal protection against mouth injuries. If you wear braces or a retainer, it is imperative for you to wear a mouthguard during contact sports. Your doctor can show you how to wear a mouthguard properly and how to choose the right mouthguard to protect your smile.
Taking Care of Your Mouthguard
Similar to a retainer, braces, or any other special dental appliance, it is important to take care of your mouthguard by storing it properly and keeping it clean, as well as knowing when to replace your old mouthguard with a new one. Here are a few simple ways to keep your mouthguard clean and working correctly:
Sports-related injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries incurred by athletes. Our goal is to help minimize your chances of a sports-related injury to your smile. Be sure to ask see Dr. Miller about mouthguards at your next appointment.
Address: 925 Highway 55, Suite 204
Hastings MN 55033