After getting my braces off in 2008, I contemplated getting a sports retainer for soccer. I first went to my orthodontist to set me up with an appointment, but after contacting my insurance company through work, and finding out I wasn’t going to be reimbursed, I forgot about it altogether.
I’m not glad that I stopped playing, but I’m very thankful that I’ve never gotten a ball to the teeth while playing in my X number of years playing indoor and out. A few of my (former) team mates have had such bad luck playing soccer that they had their teeth chipped twice in one year. Brutal. I’ve even thought of googling places like Plano cosmetic dentist in case it ever happened to me. Paranoid much?