An active lifestyle is an integral part life and helps us stay healthy physically and mentally. Play it safe with a custom-fitted sports mouthguard for maximum protection against dental injuries.
A custom-fitted sports mouthguard absorbs and spreads the impact of a collision, reducing your chances of injury. Common injuries can include chipped, cracked or knocked-out teeth, cuts inside the mouth or a broken jaw.
The cost of a custom-fitted sports mouthguard starts from $180 or may even be covered by private health insurance.Book online
There are 3 common types of sports mouthguards available on the market, however they don't offer the same level of protection:
There are many advantages to investing in a custom-fitted sports mouthguard. Dentists will always recommend a custom mouthguard because the tailored fit is designed to provide maximum protection to teeth and gums. A custom mouthguard won’t shift around in the mouth like other mouthguards can, and allows you to breathe and speak easier.
A 2019 study from Adelaide University has confirmed a link between protruding teeth and a higher risk of dental injury in children. For patients with protruding teeth or those undergoing orthodontic treatment, a custom mouthguard is especially important to protect teeth and gums.
A custom-fitted sports mouthguard is a small investment to ensure the best protection for your mouth.
We've partnered with HITIQ to access their latest technology in custom-fit mouthguards. It combines head impact surveillance with a custom-fit mouthguard for better protection on the sports field.
Used by a growing number of professional sporting teams, it's designed to provide data to help protect players 12 years and over from the effects of head impacts during contact sports.
Sensors within the HITIQ mouthguard detect head impacts, which are collated and assessed. After game play, alerts are sent to your HITIQ app, alerting you to head impacts detected by the mouthguard.Book a consult
Your dentist may recommend a custom mouthguard to treat other conditions:
Bruxing or teeth grinding and jaw clenching is commonly caused by stress and often occurs during sleep. It can wear down teeth and put pressure on jaws, causing jaw joint issues over time. A custom night guard can help prevent damage and alleviate muscle spasms.
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that is thought to affect 1 in 10 Australians. Wearing a mandibular advancement device (MAD) to sleep pushes your jaw forward, opening up your airway to avoid obstruction and vibration (snoring).
TMJ disorder is a condition affecting the temporomandibular joints and muscles attached to your jaws. Symptoms such as jaw pain and jaw stiffness may be alleviated using a custom mouthguard to help prevent clenching and ease jaw muscle tension.Learn more
A custom-fitted sports mouthguard can last longer when it’s well cared for. To prevent the mouthguard from warping and going out of shape, keep your mouthguard out of direct sunlight and away from heat. Wash it in cold or warm water after use and keep it on its mould to retain its shape.
A custom-fitted sports mouthguard provides the best possible protection for your teeth, gums and jaw while playing contact sports. While more expensive than over-the-counter types, the cost of treating a dental injury far outweighs the cost of a custom-fitted mouthguard.
Most private health insurance policies with dental cover will pay a benefit for a custom-fitted sports mouthguard with little to no out-of-pocket expense to members. It’s best to contact your health insurer directly to check your policy entitlements.
The cost of a custom sports mouthguards starts from $180.
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