Tailored exclusively to your needs, we offer protective custom mouthguards designed to prioritise your oral safety during sports activities. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting out, we’re passionate about safeguarding your teeth and gums from potential injuries and costly dental treatments! Our custom-made mouthguards provide a superior level of protection by perfectly conforming to your unique oral contours. Whether it’s sports like football and hockey or activities like racquetball, lacrosse, wrestling, and judo, we understand the importance of an essential piece of protective equipment.
Even in sports like soccer, gymnastics, and basketball, where mouthguards may not be mandatory, it’s crucial to acknowledge the increased risk of dental trauma. Our team specialises in creating personalised mouthguards tailored to your specific needs, so you can enjoy your favourite sports without the dental risks.
Our mouthguards don’t just serve sports goers! We offer revolutionary 3D printed custom night guards for bruxism (teeth grinding) and sleep apnea, two conditions that can greatly impact your quality of sleep and overall well-being. Our advanced 3D printing process simplifies the creation of night guards, resulting in a precise fit and optimal comfort. These custom night guards are designed exclusively for your unique dental structure, ensuring a snug and secure fit that allows you to sleep peacefully and wake up more revitalised than ever!
Whether you prefer a virtual consultation or an in-person visit to our Perth clinic, we’re ready to get started. Your first appointment is on us, and it comes with personalised recommendations tailored specifically to your orthodontic needs. No referral from a general dentist needed!
It varies. We make some of our mouth guards from a type of plastic called acrylic. Other mouth guards might use acetate, vinyl, or rubber as primary materials. We also create mouth guards comprised of a combination of two or more elements. We ensure quality by using a hard material on the outside to keep the mouth guard intact and a softer one on the inside for comfort. Combining hard and soft elements makes the mouth guard more durable.
Mouthguards utilise force dissipation to reduce the impact of a collision. It does this by:
When you play a high-impact sport without a mouthguard you run the risk of chipping, breaking or losing teeth, soft tissue injuries of the mouth, and jaw fractures. According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), 40% of traumatic injuries to teeth are sports-related, yet only a third of Australian wear a mouthguard when playing contact sport.
After using your mouthguard, rinse it in warm water and soap, then allow it to dry. Occasionally use a mouthwash to disinfect it. When not in use, your mouthguard should be stored in a cool place and kept in a plastic container with vents to allow air to circulate. Most importantly, don’t leave it in the car – the heat can destroy the shape of your mouthguard and render it useless.
Mouthguards act as a buffer for high-impact collisions as the spongy material helps absorb the shock and lessen the force applied to the jaw. When there is a direct impact to the face, the force exerted can travel through your teeth, jaw and even the upper part of your skull. These collisions without a mouthguard can cause tooth and jaw fractures, and even concussions. For example, if you were to receive a heavy blow which caused your jaw to slam together, a mouthguard would act as a barrier preventing damage to both the top and bottom rows of your teeth.
There are two main mouthguard options on the market:
For custom-fitted mouthguards, the answer is no. Various studies have explored mouthguards’ effects on athletic performance. Most research points to there being no negative impact on strength or performance.
However, some studies did report negative effects when wearing boil-and-bite mouthguards because of discomfort or breathing difficulties. A poor fit is usually the culprit in these cases. This is another reason why it’s important to invest in a custom-made mouthguard.