James Andrews Orthodontics

Custom Mouthguards In Perth

Protective Custom Mouthguards for Sports

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.

Revolutionary 3D printed Custom Nightguards for Bruxism and Sleep Apnea

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!

 Our commitment to advanced technology, personalised solutions, and your well-being is what sets us apart. We strive to provide the highest level of care, utilising the latest advancements in digital dentistry to deliver outstanding results. 

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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!

Why James Andrews Orthodontics

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Personalised Treatment

There's no one-size-fits-all solution. We recognise that each patient is wonderfully unique, which is why we craft customised treatment plans tailored specifically to your needs. With us, your orthodontic journey will be defined by a personal touch, ensuring you receive the utmost care that's designed exclusively for you.

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Advanced Technology

Our approach revolves around the latest advancements in digital dentistry, allowing us to create precise and tailored clear aligners. With meticulous craftsmanship and 3D printing technology, we bring to life a digital simulation of your teeth in their optimal positions.

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Maximise Health Benefits

We’re committed to making the most of your health benefits. We understand the importance of financial flexibility, and that's why we offer personalised payment plans that align with your budgetary needs. With complete transparency, we ensure there are no hidden costs or surprises along the way.


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:

  • The elastic nature absorbing some of the force
  • The force is distributed evenly across all teeth so no single tooth absorbs the entire impact
  • The force is also distributed evenly throughout the entire jaw so no single area of the jaw absorbs the entire impact

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:

  • Boil-and-bite: Over-the-counter mouthguards that are self-fitted by immersing in hot water then biting into the mouthguard so it takes the shape of the teeth and mouth. It’s less effective and can be more uncomfortable as it doesn’t conform as well to the person’s bite and anatomy of the jaw. However, if you’re in a fix, a boil-and-bite mouthguard is better than no mouthguard at all.
  • Custom-fitted: Constructed and fitted by a dental professional, a customised mouthguard provides the best protection for your teeth. The dentist takes an impression of your teeth and makes a plaster model to get the closest possible fit. The mouthguard needs to be at least 4mm thick, with a cushioning effect that provides protection against impact. It fits snugly so it’s still possible to talk and breathe – an important aspect during an intense game.

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.