Helmets, knee pads, shin pads… if you are avid athlete or the parent of one, you know the importance of proper protective gear.
A mouthguard is a removable rubber or polyvinyl shield worn over your teeth, most commonly the upper teeth, to protect the teeth and jaws from traumatic injury during sporting activities.
Protecting your teeth from fractures or other damage is very important. Properly fitted mouthguards are a must if you play contact sport.
Contact sports, such as rugby and soccer, have the potential to cause a number of injuries to the mouth including chipped, cracked or broken teeth, lips, face and jaw. Therefore, wearing a customised mouthguard is the best protection against a traumatic injury to the mouth.
Custom made mouthguards, unlike the “boil and bite” guards from the sports stores and pharmacies are:
- Well fitting
- Most importantly they align the jaw to provide the best protection possible
Custom made mouth guards are especially customised to fit your teeth and mouth
“Boil and bite” type guards do not fit as accurately as custom-fabricated ones. Often, this makes them uncomfortable to wear and can interfere with the wearer’s breathing and speaking ability – all resulting in being worn less. These mouthguards offer less than optimum protection.
A custom made mouthguard involves an assessment of the mouth to determine the fit, thickness and coverage required. The mouthguard is then moulded to the teeth and mouth so it can provide an optimal level of protection and comfort. We can customise colours, styles, and shapes for you as well.
Don’t comprise on protection!
Have a customised mouthguard made before your next sporting event and remember to always wear your mouthguard during practice and games. A mouthguard can help you keep teeth intact and save a visit to the dentist for complex dental treatment.