Mouthguards An Overview
Protecting your teeth should be one of your top priorities. You only get one set of permanent teeth, so it is important that you take the necessary steps to keep them protected. Custom fit mouthguards are a great way to protect the teeth, mouth, and jaw during contact activity and sports.
Many patients opt for simple over the counter mouthguards, which can produce effective results. However, more times than not, over the counter mouthguards are not designed to fit your mouth properly. As a result of this, you may experience slippage, which can leave your teeth and jaw exposed. You can’t focus on the task at hand if you are fiddling with your mouthguard.
Cosmetic Dentistry Associates has the solution for you. We offer custom-fit mouthguards that are specially designed just for you. A custom fit mouthguard is created using your measurements so you never have to worry about slippage and you can focus on what matters the most: focusing on the sport at hand.
Why Choose A Custom Mouthguard?
Most patients believe the only way to get a mouthguard is to visit the store and pick one up. However, many dentists officer custom designed mouthguards that are specifically designed with your needs in mind. Whether you a young athlete or participate in contact sports on a professional level, it is important to acquire a mouthguard that fits comfortably and securely in your mouth.
To make a custom mouthguard, we will take molds of your mouth. This mold is used as an outline for your mouthguard to ensure it fits every groove of your mouth. Even just a few spaces can affect the way the mouthguard absorbs contact, which can make it less effective. A well fit mouthguard should fit snugly over the teeth so it can effectively absorb the shock from any physical contact. Some studies even suggest that custom mouthguards can help reduce your risk of concussions.
Benefits of A Custom Mouthguard
As noted, many dentists recommend patients get a custom mouthguard over traditional boil and bite mouthguards. Custom mouthguards offer several advantages and benefits over traditional methods.
- They allow for appropriate oxygen flow
- They are designed to fit your specific measurements which allows for a comfortable wear
- Custom mouthguards can fit over braces
- Help minimize your risk of injury to the mouth, jaw, and teeth
- Can be designed to match your school or sports colors