Custom Sport Mouthguards
There are Three Levels of Mouthguards:
1. Standard Mouthguard – low to medium impact, designed for kids with baby teeth or both adult and baby teeth that are rapidly changing, a thick one layer mouthguard.
2. Club Mouthguard or Double layer Mouthguard – medium to high impact, designed for children and adults in heavy contact sports such as club rugby and hockey.
3. Triple layer Mouthguard and Boxing Mouthguard– designed for professional contact sports, we use the lab that makes guards for the Broncos and Queensland Rugby, for boxing a metal insert is used for heavy boxing impacts.
Why Do you Need a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard helps absorb the shock experienced by a blow to the face, which might otherwise result in an injury to the mouth or jaw. If the impact to your teeth is severe enough, a mouthguard may not totally prevent an injury, but it will certainly minimise the extent of the injury, which can mean the difference between a simple repair or losing a tooth.
What is a Custom-Fitted Mouthguard?
There are many types of mouthguards, from over the counter products to the professionally-fitted custom made mouth guard. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends that self-fitted, over-the-counter mouthguards are inadequate and, for effective protection, a professionally-fitted custom mouthguard is essential.
A custom-fitted mouthguard is made using an impression taken of your teeth. This will provide the best fit, size, coverage and thickness in a mouthguard custom designed to fit your teeth accurately.
We should review your mouthguard every 12 months to ensure it fits correctly. If baby teeth are lost and replaced with adult teeth, it is advised to remake the mouthguard after 12months, to ensure it continues to fit accurately.