Custom Mouth Guards
Many sports require athletes to use a mouth guard to protect their teeth while practicing and playing. Frequently used in contact sports, the mouth guard covers the gums and teeth to provide protection for lips, gums, teeth and arches. A properly fitted mouth guard can reduce the severity of dental injuries.
Pre-formed, ready-to-wear mouth guards can be purchased inexpensively at many sporting stores, but they do not always fit well. They can be uncomfortable and interfere with talking and even breathing. They don’t last long and because they do not fit well children often don’t wear them or they fall out if the player is hit!
Our office can make a custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. A custom fitted mouth guard can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces. Our custom mouth guards are more comfortable, stay in place and some research says it increases performance and reduces incidence and severity of concussions.
Our office can even use your favorite sports team or other designs to create a truly custom mouth guard!