Mouthguards vary in terms of cost, comfort, and effectiveness. The ideal mouthguard is durable, resilient, and comfortable. It should fit properly, be easy to clean, and should not affect your ability to breathe or speak. Here are some facts to consider when choosing a mouthguard:
- Stock mouthguards are typically the least expensive. They offer some protection, but they do not grip the teeth, and it can be difficult to keep them in place unless you bite down on them constantly.
- Boil-and-bite models fit more closely around the teeth and this makes it easier to keep them in place. However, when you bite into the hot mouthguard to give it the right shape, you reduce the thickness of the device. This, in turn, may reduce the level of protection.
- Custom-made mouthguards are the most expensive, but they have a better fit, which means better protection and more comfort.
Our mouthguards are pressure laminated custom mouthguards which represent leading-edge technology in custom protection. Each mouthguard is produced by pressure-forming multiple layers, shaped separately over a customized mold of the athlete’s teeth. With controlled thickness offering protection in areas where it is needed most, our mouthguards also offer superb durability with a tight, comfortable fit.
If you or your children wear braces or other fixed orthodontic appliances, it is especially important to have a mouthguard that fits properly. Otherwise, a blow to the mouth can damage the brackets and wires of the braces, and can also cause added damage (cuts and tears) to the soft tissue inside your mouth.
Mouthguards are a smart investment because they provide valuable insurance against injuries that could cost much more in the long run in - not only in financial terms, but also in terms of time and suffering. Protect your winning smile with a mouthguard when you take part in activities that pose a risk of injury to your mouth.
If you would like to find out more about our mouthguard clinics, please check our website (www.ritebite.ca) or email us at email@example.com.
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