Custom made mouthguards
A custom made mouthguard is designed to help absorb the shock of a blow to the jaw and to protect your teeth and soft tissues. Loose fitting over the counter mouthguards are not only uncomfortable, they can easily be dislodged during an accident, leaving your teeth unprotected. Custom made mouthguards offer more protection as they offer more coverage and fit securely. We make what are called ‘articulated mouthguards’ so your lower teeth will sit comfortably against the mouthguard, making it much more comfortable to wear.
How they are made
It takes two appointments to create a custom made mouthguard. At the first appointment the dentist will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. At this visit you get to choose what you would like your mouthguard to look like. We have a wide range to choose from including single, double or triple colours and even swirls or sparkles. The dentist will have your custom made mouthguard ready a few days later. Your dentist will ensure the mouthguard is comfortable, fits securely and offers adequate protection.
How often should you replace your mouthguard
Adults should get a few years out of a custom mouthguard, provided it is well cared for. To ensure your mouthguard stays well fitting, make sure you bring it along to all your check-up appointments. Your dentist will check the fit and make adjustments if needed.
Children often need a new mouthguard every season as they are quickly losing baby teeth and growing new adult teeth. If you find your child’s mouthguard is not fitting well, the dentist may be able to make adjustments so it lasts longer.
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