Protecting Your Teeth with Custom Fitted Mouth Guards
We treat our patients’ teeth carefully and aim to ensure they’re not likely to be knocked out at any time or damaged when playing sport. That’s why we provide custom-made mouthguards, available to residents in Brighton and surrounding Brisbane suburbs.
Keeping Your Teeth Healthy and Protected
Though our teeth are incredibly strong, they’re not indestructible. In certain situations, they can be damaged, resulting in costly, time-consuming treatment. Trauma from playing sports is a common reason your oral health can be compromised, which is completely preventable. We create mouthguards for sport that will protect your teeth.
Protecting Your Teeth From Grinding and Clenching
Many people aren’t aware that they’re damaging their teeth while they sleep. You may have had your partner tell you that you grind your teeth at night. Perhaps you wake up with headaches or jaw pain. Both are signs that you likely grind or clench. It can cause serious problems to ignore grinding and clenching. Your teeth will eventually wear down, which can mean that you need more complex and expensive dental work in the future.
If you suspect that you may be grinding or clenching, the symptoms you’ll experience include
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Ear pain
- Face pain
- Headaches, particularly upon waking
- Jaw pain
- Locking of the jaw joint
- Tenderness in the jaw
By wearing a custom-created nightguard, you’ll have the protection you need at night and prevent wear and tear on your teeth. Creating mouthguard for sports and treating oral issues are part of our preventative dentistry service.
Mouthguards Perfectly Suited for Sports and Active Lifestyles
For continued protection of your teeth, custom mouthguards are recommended for people who have active lifestyles or play contact sports, such as:
We would recommend that you consider a custom mouthguard if you actively participate in any physical activity that poses a risk of getting hit in the head or face.
Talk to us today to arrange for your custom mouthguards in Brisbane from Brighton Dental Suite to be designed and fitted, creating a perfect fit.
Custom Mouthguards for Kids
With a customised mouthguard, you can rest assured that you or your child will be protected while participating in the desired activities. This simple appointment involves taking impressions of your children’s teeth. These impressions are then used to fabricate your custom mouthguards.
You can have it made in your favourite colour or the colours of your team for a fun touch.
Why Custom Mouthguards are Far Better at Protecting Your Teeth Compared to Standard Mouthguards
- More Protection: personalised mouthguards are created to minimise the gaps between your teeth and the mouthguard itself, thereby giving the user more protection. Owners of custom mouthguards will absorb any impact far better and reduce the displacing forces that are placed on your teeth during impact.
- Better performance: a tighter fitting mouthguard will not distract the user while they’re playing sports or during their physical activity, meaning less distraction and far better performance is likely.
- Custom Fit: A custom mouthguard is designed solely for the user, their teeth and gums, therefore, ensuring a close tight fit. They will feel just right when using them.
- Bespoke Colour Options: Unlike ‘off-the-shelf’ mouthguard options, our custom mouthguards are made to any colour specification you wish or desire. This allows you to have a more personal fitted mouthguard, which is especially popular with children or sports teams insisting on uniform colouring.
Preserve Your Gorgeous Smile
Contact us today to schedule an appointment! Your custom-fitted mouthguard will help to safeguard your pearly whites while you enjoy your favourite sport. Our mouthguards also can help you make sure that your teeth last for a lifetime.
You can claim your rebate on the spot with our HICAPS machine, and we’re preferred providers for HCF.
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Frequently Asked Questions for Custom Mouth Guards
Can I use a Custom Mouthguard with Braces?
Yes, however we may need to make several different mouthguards during the course of your braces to ensure the fit as your teeth will move and the shape of your mouth changes.
Is it possible to use a Custom Mouth Guard while using Invisalign?
Yes! We may need a few different mouthguards during your Invisalign treatment as your teeth move, as we want your mouthguard to have the best possible fit.
Generally, how much will a Custom Mouth Guard cost to be Designed and Fitted?
We find our patients generally pay between $199 to $299 depending on the type of mouthguard needed.
Do Many professional Sportsmen and Women Use Custom Mouthguards?
Yes. You may have seen Johnathan Thurston from the Cowboys wear his while playing footy. It is highly recommended by several sporting associations, such as NRL and AFL, to wear a mouthguard while playing.
Is a custom mouthguard worth it?
Definitely! They will fit much better in your mouth than the ones from the chemist. You can also pick your favourite colours or match them to your team’s colours.
How long will a bespoke mouthguard last?
Like most things, it will depend on how you look after them. You can expect your bespoke mouthguard to last approximately two years with proper care.
Can you use a mouth guard for TMJ?
The mouthguards made for sport are not suitable for TMJ treatment. This is because the design and material used for TMJ nightguards are different to ones for sport.
Why do dentists advise using custom Mouthguards?
We love teeth and would hate to see them get damaged if they can be prevented. A custom mouthguard has a better fit resulting in optimal protection for your teeth while playing sports. It is also made of a more durable material, so it can be expected to last much longer.
If you do not wear a mouthguard, you might even find that you’ll be back in our dental clinic having old mercury fillings removed because they were damaged while playing sport!