Each year Nelson Orthodontics sponsors a mouthguard for each junior rugby player in the Tasman region.
Each year thousands of children are treated for dental injuries which could have been prevented or minimised, by wearing a protective mouthguard. We strongly advocate that all participants in a sport that carries a risk of contact to the face should wear a mouthguard.
A mouthguard helps absorb the shock experienced by a blow to the face, which might otherwise result in an injury to the mouth or jaw.
In April 2017 Andrew Marriott celebrated 10 years of donating mouthguards to junior rugby players - that's 50,000 mouthguards protecting Nelson Tasman kids' teeth.
Andrew Marriott also sponsors a trolley each year in the Nelson Trolley Derby, and provides sponsorship to the Tasman Rugby Union.
We’re open to applications from our existing or previous youth patients for assistance with their sporting pursuits – each year we have a small amount of funds set aside to sponsor our up-and-coming sports people.