J. Jacob Chartier, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

854 West 78th Street, Suite 205
Chanhassen, MN 55317


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Why mouthguards?

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is encouraging kids to "play it safe" and consistently wear mouthguards and other protective gear during competitions and practices.

Football, hockey, soccer, lacrosse and basketball can all be hard hitting sports and Dr. Chartier wants to ensure that athletes are properly protected from sports related injuries to the jaw and mouth. These injuries can include a lifetime of maintenance to repair and maintain.

Despite the risks, many kids are still not wearing mouthguards and facial protection during sporting competitions and practices. Parents, coaches and kids need to understand the prevalence of sports injuries and know that many sports injuries can be reduced or prevented by wearing the proper protective gear.

Chartier Orthodontics offers free of charge, custom athletic mouthguards. Simply call the office to schedule an appointment and your custom mouthguard will be ready shortly.