With the ever increasing concern of brain injuries, proper protective equipment continues to gain importance, boil and bite mouth guards simply aren’t cutting it.
You see it in almost all sporting events. Professional athletes are no longer settling for protective gear made of cheap materials. They’re demanding the best. From helmets, to shoulder pads, to gloves and custom mouth guards, it’s high time we offer the best tier in athletic protection at an affordable price.
It’s been witnessed in many sports but none more common than boxing and MMA. The opponent throws a hard right, makes direct contact with the jaw and the mouth guard flies out of the athlete’s mouth and onto the ground.
This is all too common in sports. Cheap boil & bite or stock mouth guards do not stay in place during high impact.
Some more good news! You don’t need to go to your dentist to have a custom mouth guard made. A dentist charges on average anywhere from $200- $500 for a custom mouth guard. You can order directly online from companies such as Sentinel Mouthguards.
You will be supplied with everything you need to make your dental impression in the comfort of your home. Simply mail the impression to our mouthguard lab using the prepaid mailer provided. Your custom sports guard will be created by professional lab technicians and mailed back to you within a few days!
Safety of Material Matters
The safety of the plastics used to create custom mouth guards are more easily verifiable than the plastics in mass produced guards.
Custom made mouth guards are most commonly made using Ethylene Vinyl Acetate. This type of plastic is BPA, MMA (methyl methacrylate), Phthalate, Silicone and Latex free.
Since many boil & bite guards are mass produced and are most often shipped over from other countries, the safety of the material is more difficult to verify.
Thermoforming dental-grade plastics are the top material choice and outperform cheaper alternatives every time. We know athletes are hard on their equipment- especially mouth guards. Rest assured your custom mouth guard will last much longer than the $30 guard you purchased at Dicks Sporting Goods.
This use of dentist-grade material over regular plastics guarantees a longer lasting product that is made to withstand biting, clenching of the teeth and impact.
A custom made mouth guard is formed from a stone cast of your teeth (obtained from a dental impression). This material melts over the stone cast of the teeth during fabrication creating a snug fit that is perfectly aligned to your dental anatomy. The result is comfort far superior to boil & bite guards.
At Sentinel Mouthguards, you choose your thickness. The thicker the guard, the more durable and protective the guard becomes. However, if you’re playing a non-contact sport and need the most comfortable mouth guard, a thinner option is available.
You can feel a world of difference in terms of comfort when you wear a custom made mouth guard.
All excess material is removed so that you can communicate easily with your team. The days of taking scissors to your mouth guard are long gone. There is no better option in terms of a comfortable, proper fit than a custom made mouth guard.
Custom mouth guards stay in place to absorb impact
Hands down, custom mouth guards are a far better option for every type of athlete. When it comes to protecting your teeth, gums and even your brain, choosing a custom made mouth guard is the best choice. Your custom mouth guard is longer lasting, more durable, more comfortable and offers the most protection!