March Madness is full swing and it wouldn’t be called madness without some upsets. #14 Harvard pulled off an underdog victory over #3 New Mexico in the first round, but lost in the second round to #6 Arizona Wildcats. Not only did Harvard lose the game, but Harvard’s Freshman Guard, Siyani Chambers lost part of his tooth, specifically the right central incisor.
Chambers took an elbow to the mouth at the beginning of the second half from Arizona’s Kevin Parrom. In the photo below, you can see how this unfortunate play unfolded.
Harvard teammate, Laurent Rivard picked up the chipped tooth off the court and is seen giving it back to Chambers in the fourth photo. Chambers is just one of many athletes who don’t wear a mouth guard while playing active sports such as Basketball, Football, Water Polo, etc.
Our recommended mouth guard of choice is from the company, Shock Doctor. They have a one called ‘Double Braces’ which is designed to be worn with upper and lower braces. There is extra room for the braces on the fronts of the teeth. Re-boil every 6 weeks to make sure they fit your teeth as you progress through orthodontic treatment.
This is what the Shock Doctor looks like at the sporting goods stores.