Why Custom Sports Mouthguards Are Better Than Store-Bought Mouthguards

Do you live in Alpharetta, GA, and need to have custom mouthguards made to protect you during physical activities or competitive events? Don’t consider buying the mouthguards at the retail store. Although they offer some level of customization, they don’t fit well and won’t provide the same level of functionality and protection that a custom mouthguard from a dentist provides. Find out more about how this option is the best choice.

Why Custom Sports Mouthguards is the Best Choice

When you buy a store-bought sports mouthguard, they’re fitted through a process known as boil and bite. That means you boil the mouthpiece for the recommended time and then place it in your mouth and bite it down to fit it to your mouth.

Although this process can somewhat allow the wearer to get an okay fit, it isn’t the same quality they receive when they go to a top-quality dentist who can provide them with an exact fit through a unique process that delivers incredible results.

Risks of not Having a Custom Mouthguard

A Sports Boy's Broken Teeth without a Sports Mouthguard

There are risks to consider if you don’t have a custom mouthguard made by a dentist. For example, the fit isn’t precise, and the mouthguard can shift, fall out, or damage teeth. Here are some unfortunate things that occur to the wearer’s teeth when they use store-bought mouthguards.

  • Loose teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Sensitivity
  • Broken teeth
  • Damaged fillings

To avoid any of these potential injuries and occurrences from happening while participating in sports, you should consult with your dentist to get your mouthguard customized to fit your mouth and teeth precisely.

Getting Fitted for a Custom Sports Mouthguard

Impressions are taken of your teeth, and then the dentist and lab team make a plaster mold of the mouth and teeth. Following this, the process involves having the mouthguard made from the mold. We make these directly in our own office! We can customize the color and place names, player numbers, and even logos on them.

We will then check to ensure the custom mouthguard fits properly. If any modifications are necessary, we will adjust them on the spot. The goal is to provide the patient with the best fit to offer the most protection during sports activities.

Once you have your mouthguard, be sure to keep it clean and wash it after each use and store it in the case the dentist provides. Also, keep the mouthguard away from heat and light, so it remains strong and fits appropriately. All these instructions will be gone over and written for you.

Visit Alpharetta Smile Care for Your Custom Mouthguard

If you live in or around the Alpharetta GA area, you can get your customized mouthguard for sports activities at Alpharetta Smile Care. Dr. Doug Worful and the Alpharetta Smile Care team provide patients with high-quality custom mouthguards that protect the teeth and mouth and offer better comfort and performance.

Call the office at (678) 762-1601 today to schedule a consultation or to speak to someone in the office about insurance, payment options, or any questions you have about the mouthguards or the process of creating them.

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