Helmets, knee pads, shin pads ….. if you are an avid athlete or the parent of one, you know the importance of proper protective gear. Protecting your teeth from fractures or other damage is very important.
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. 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, and injuries to the 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:
- Properly aligned to the jaw to provide the best protection possible.
Custom made mouthguards 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 their 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 compromise 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 and repair.
We work with a specialist mouthguard company in Sydney and can customise your mouthguard to your personality. There are over 15 colours and variations to choose from, and we also print your name and mobile number on the inside layer in case you lose it. We can even put graphics on the front to make it unmistakeably yours!
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