Sports mouthguards are an absolute non-negotiable if you participate in any contact sports. Starbright Dental creates custom-made mouthguards to protect your teeth and jaw from sports injuries and lower the risk of a severe head injury or concussion. Contact sports include everything from hockey, soccer, rollerblading, scooters, skateboarding to rugby and football. These custom-made mouthguards will help guard your mouth and face against split lips, broken teeth, tooth fractures, knocked out teeth and jaw fractures. As an added bonus, many health insurers today, offer sports mouthguards as part of their inclusive benefits.
A sports mouth guard is made uniquely for your mouth from a soft plastic that is moulded and fitted precisely to your teeth and jaw. Superior to any over-the-counter purchases, our mouth guards are sure to protect and keep in place, all your teeth. Here’s a list of the different types of mouth guards:
Over-the-counter mouth guards
These are stock standard from the pharmacy and provide the least amount of protection to your teeth. Because they are a one-size-fits-most option, they are the least expensive.
“Boil and Bite” mouth guards
Slightly better than the OTC type, these mouth guards are slightly better fitted to your teeth as you immerse them in boiling water and then place them in your mouth so it takes on the shape of your teeth and bite. While this may form a mould around your teeth, the material used is not the best quality and there is not guarantee it will sit snuggly and tight around your teeth. These devices are also fairly inexpensive as they are not made from a superior quality plastic.
Custom-made mouth guards
These form part of Starbright Dental’s set of services and we take pride in making a mouth guard that is for you and you only. Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth in his chair and then send that mould to the laboratory so they can custom-make it so it holds comfortably in your mouth, and protects all your teeth. Although this is the costliest option, it is definitely the preferred choice and is guaranteed to last a long time due to its strong plastic application.
When a dentist from the Starbright Dental team shapes a custom-fitted mouthguard for you, we do it with your comfort and ultimate protection in mind. These appliances allow you to speak normally and breathe normally whilst participating in sports. We also allow you to choose the colour and thickness of the material so that it suits your personality and sport as you please. Here’s why we suggest a custom-made mouth guard for you:
- The OTC type are not sufficient when it comes to absorbing and distributing impact when you are hit during an injury.
- Sporting injuries are exceptionally common and the dental costs associated with them are high especially if surgery is your only option. Why not avoid this altogether by protecting and cushioning your teeth against sudden impact that could lead to broken, chipped, fractured or even knocked-out teeth?
- Mouthguards are essential to any contact sports and therefore will be worn often. It is vital then that you have one that is fitted correctly to your teeth and that has a long lifespan. By investing in a custom mouthguard, you can ensure your teeth are protected at all times, every time.
Crafting custom-made mouthguards is part of our expertise and we look forward to taking an impression for yours soon. Contact us now to book a consultation and protect your teeth for good.