Protecting your teeth when playing contact sports is absolutely essential.
Protecting your teeth when playing contact sports is essential. A well-fitted, customised mouthguard can protect your teeth and jaw by spreading the impact from contact and reducing the risk of damage to your teeth. Mouthguards are also used in treating other problems including teeth grinding and snoring.
Unlike ‘off the shelf’ mouthguards, custom mouthguards won’t slip or fall out of your mouth as they’re moulded to your exact shape. They can have up to two layers of vinyl material, fitting snugly around your teeth no matter how crowded they are.
This is an investment in your health, and in some instances a dentist-made mouthguard is not a great deal different in price to one bought off-the-shelf.
If you have health insurance you may be able to claim a mouthguard as part of your general preventative dental. That means it could be given to you without any out-of-pocket expense. If you are unsure please check with our team or with your health insurance provider.
If you don’t have health insurance and you are budget-conscious, then rest assured our payment plans include Afterpay. This means you can pay over four equal installments.
Because they’re only in one size, store-bought mouthguards are usually bulkier which can make it harder to breathe and cause muscle soreness from grinding. Although they are generally cheaper and are instantly available, they are rarely a perfect fit and can dislodge easily not offering the best protection from severe impact on your teeth and jaws.
Make an appointment and our team can fit you with a custom mouthguard quickly and affordably.