Sports mouthguards are designed to ensure protection for your teeth from injury. If you actively play sports, it becomes necessary to protect yourself from harm. Mouthguards should be considered an essential component of your sports gear. At Family Smiles Fort Lee, we provide customized sports mouthguard appliances to ensure the protection of your oral structures.
What Are Sports Mouthguards?
A sports mouthguard is a protective device designed to safeguard the teeth from trauma. They usually cover the upper teeth and help prevent tooth loss, fractures, and cuts to your tongue and lips. A person should not take chances with oral injury as it can otherwise cause permanent injury.
Benefits of a Sports Mouthguard
A custom-fabricated sports mouthguard will cover and protect all teeth and has sufficient thickness to shield the jawbone in the event of an injury. The appliance will maintain a gap between the upper and lower teeth to make sure the teeth don't come together when someone is hit in an upwards direction. The sports mouthguard also protects the front teeth against a frontal blow. In addition, they can remain firmly in place without much movement and are also comfortable to wear.
Kinds of Sports Mouthguard
These mouthguards can be bought in sporting goods stores and are mass-produced and ready to wear. Although they do not cost much but may not provide an excellent fitting and protection
This kind of mouthguard can be made flexible by keeping it in boiling water. It can then be placed inside your oral cavity and pressed onto the front teeth and molars with the assistance of your fingers. You must bite down for about another twenty seconds when the mouthguard is accurate.
They cost more than the other types of mouthguards, but they deliver maximum comfort, fit, and protection as they are constructed to fit precisely over your teeth.
Process for a Customized Sports Mouth Guard
First, our dentists will capture an impression of your mouth structures and fabricate a customized mouthguard as per your requirements and preferences. For growing children, the mouthguards will have to be replaced frequently as per the changes in dental development. The adults should also routinely change their oral appliances as they can become loose due to usage and over time. Hence replacing the mouthguard ensures proper protection.
To learn more about sports mouthguards, visit our office, Family Smiles Fort Lee, at 810 Abbott Boulevard Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. You can also reach us at (201) 224-2705 and schedule an appointment.