What is a custom mouthguard?
A custom mouthguard is removable appliance made of thick, flexible material which conforms to your unique mouth. It is worn to provide maximum protection during activities where there is a chance of receiving a blow to the jaw or mouth area. Custom mouthguards are individually made on a plaster model of your teeth and professionally fitted over your teeth and braces to ensure comfort.
Why wear a mouthguard?
The Australian Dental Association recommends wearing a custom fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth, lips and nerves from contact injury during sporting games and training. Custom mouthguards are recommended for athletes with braces as well as after braces to protect your new smile.
How are custom mouthguards made?
During your first consultation one of our orthodontists will assess your teeth structure and take an impression of your teeth. Our lab creates a plaster mould of your impression, which will then be used to create the mouthguard. You can choose your preferred colour of your custom mouthguard and within a week, you’ll be leaving our clinic with a brand new, custom made mouthguard specially designed for your mouth!
Where can I get a custom mouthguard?
We have two convenient locations at Helensvale and Benowa where you can get your mouthguard fitted. Our dental technician is fully qualified with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology from Griffith University, and has 14 years of experience within the dental industry.
We use Australian sourced materials for our mouthguards, so you'll only receive the highest quality product, and in just 2 short appointments you'll be able to enjoy playing sport knowing your smile is safe.
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How do I care for my mouthguard?
Like anything that you put in your mouth, you need to ensure that it is clean and hygienic! We recommend keeping your custom mouthguard in a mouthguard case when it’s not in use, and soaking it in an antibacterial mouthwash before and after use. If worn for long periods of time, we strongly recommend you brush your mouthguard with a toothbrush and toothpaste to ensure it’s cleanliness and the longevity of it’s plastic.
How much will my mouthguard cost?
A whole lot less than what it would cost to fix your teeth if they were damaged in a sporting injury, that’s for sure! Your orthodontist will be able to discuss to cost of the mouthguard during your consultation.
Benefits of a custom mouthguard
- Better protection than store-bought mouthguards
- Professionally fitted
- Superior customised fit means greater comfort and wearability
- Does not restrict breathing