A sports mouthguard is a removable dental appliance that fits over the upper teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injuries. Custom fabricated sports guards have the best fit, meaning better comfort and protection. Fabricating a custom sports guard involves taking an impression of your teeth, and using this mould to fabricate a sports guard which fits precisely.
Why Custom Sports Guards?
Sports guards don’t just protect your teeth. They also protect braces and fixed dental appliances (like bridges and dental implants) and protect the inside of your cheeks and lips from your braces in the event of an accident. A sports guard is a wise investment for anyone participating in activities and sports which involve falls, body contact or flying equipment. Any sports guard is better than no sports gaurd, but nothing beats a guard made by your dental team and personalized for your mouth and teeth. So what are your options?
- Stock Sports Guards – These come pre-formed and ready to wear and are available where sporting goods are sold. They often don’t fit very well, can feel bulky in your mouth and make breathing or talking difficult. Athletes often find themselves distracted by this appliance, and take it out or play with it while the game is on.
- Boil & Bite Sports Guards – These come in a kit with instructions. You boil the blank guard in water and then bite into the plastic to form the guard to your teeth. These are also available where sporting goods are sold and offer a better fit than stock guards, but this method isn’t for everyone. If your boil & bite guard is uncomfortable, bulky or makes it difficult to breathe or talk, consider a custom guard.
- Custom-Made Mouth Guards – Are you surprised this is our favourite? Well with good reason! There is no substitute for an individualized, custom-made mouth guard. A sports guard made by us will offer the best protection and be the most comfortable. And in the unlikely event that it’s not comfortable? We are right here to make the adjustments and you can hold us accountable.
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