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07 5427 0880

Shop 9/1455 Brisbane Valley Highway,

Fernvale, Australia

Mouthguards

When playing any form of contact or impact-risk sport (young or old), it is highly recommended to invest in a custom-fitted mouthguard to prevent jaw and teeth injuries. This includes sports such as football, netball, hockey, baseball and basketball, as well as activities such as skiing or skateboarding.

It is essential to wear the guard at all times (during training as well as games), as incidences involving contact to the face can cause damage to teeth, as well as dislodged teeth, broken jaws and cut lips. These dental injuries are both painful and sometimes lengthy and expensive to fix.

Chemist vs Custom

The self-fitted type of mouthguard available from chemists offers limited protection in comparison to a custom fitted guard. A custom made guard offers greater comfort, is tighter fitting, allows you to speak clearly, maximises resistance against being dislodged and won’t restrict your breathing.

The Process

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The process involved in making a custom made mouthguard requires an impression to be taken of your top and bottom teeth, from which will produce two plaster models. A piece of acrylic (in the colour of your choice) is then vacuum-fitted to the plaster models of your teeth to give the best possible fit for your mouthguard.

Once you have your mouthguard it is important to store it in a hard container and keep it clean. Store it away from heat to retain its shape. As an added service, we will also melt your name and contact phone number into the mouthguard just in case you lose it. 

For more information about custom mouthguards please call our surgery on 07 5427 0880.