A custom mouthguard is a revolutionary piece of protective gear that protects the teeth, jaw, and brain from impact and injury during sports activities. These mouthguards cushion blows that could cause injury. They can reduce the rate of concussion as well as dental and mandibular injuries. A stock or drugstore/sportstore
If the wearer is rendered unconscious, there is a risk that the mouthguard may lodge in the throat potentially causing airway obstruction.
Custom mouthguards are designed to specifically address individual patient needs. Patient age, type of sports activity, level of competition, previous dental injury, orthodontics, erupting teeth, currently missing teeth are all important considerations that effect the design of the mouthguard.
Mouthguards should be worn at all times during sports activities, including games as well as practice.
AN ATHLETE IS 60 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO SUSTAIN DAMAGE TO TEETH WHEN NOT WEARING A MOUTHGUARD.
Does it require a dentist to custom fit?
Yes, mouthguard design and fit is extremely important. A custom designed mouthguard ensures the correct fit and positioning for maximum safety and protection.
Is there a children’s size? Yes, custom mouthguards can be designed for people of all ages. There are children from 6 to 60 wearing the custom mouthguards.
Will I be able to breathe? Yes, absolutely! In fact the front airway will allow free airflow and lets the wearer talk better than with most mouthguards.
During the game I need to be able to communicate with my teammates. How well can I talk? The perfect custom fit allows you to speak easily.
I have a bad gag reflex. Will I be able to wear a custom mouthguard? The custom fit reduces chance of gagging problems.