Custom mouthguards can help prevent injuries
Mouthguards are essential to prevent and minimise dental injuries from sporting accidents.
These cab include:
- Chipped teeth
- Dislodged teeth
- Broken jaw
- Cut lips and cheeks
A mouthguard helps absorb and spread the impact of a blow to the face and mouth which otherwise may have caused dental injury. Dental injuries can be expensive to repair, require time off school or work, and be very painful.
Custom-made mouthguards are the best type of mouthguard to prevent dental sporting injuries.
- Comfortable and allow you to talk easily
- Tight-fitting and won’t dislodge when in use
The mouthguard is made on a plaster model of your teeth which the dentist makes once they create an impression of your mouth using specialised material.
Over the counter mouthguards, where a pre-formed mouthguard is heated in water and adapted to the teeth, are less effective than custom-made mouthguards because they tend to be loose and too bulky/over-extended. This makes them less likely to be worn properly and most people don’t wear them at all.
How much does a custom mouthguard cost?
The cost of a custom-made mouthguard is about $150, but most health funds offer a generous rebate.