We recommend rinsing your mouth guard after use and storing it in a clean container. You should never toss your mouth guard loose in your gym bag with your dirty clothes and shoes. You should also make sure to deep clean it at least once a month.
If you get a custom-fitted mouthguard, it should not be uncomfortable. Your orthodontist will make a mold of your teeth to ensure a snug fit. Store bought mouthguards are cheaper but can be very uncomfortable if they’re too big or too small for your mouth.
Yes, in fact, we highly recommend that you wear a mouthguard over your braces. The mouthguard will be custom made to fit the mold of your braces for maximum comfort and protection. They are made of medical grade silicon and will adapt to changes in the mouth structure as teeth adjust, making them a worthwhile investment in your smile while wearing braces.