What is a mouthguard?
A mouthguard is a device to protect teeth from almost any kind of impact. Manufactured from a highly resistant material called EVA (ethylen /vinyl acetate) they protect the teeth, soft tissues and other intra-oral structures, buffering and distributing the impact, preventing injuries, mandibular fractures, dislocations and fractures in the TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint).
Mouthguards are essential in the following sports: rugby, soccer, football, lacrosse, martial arts, water polo, handball, cycling, volleyball, softball, basketball, boxing, wrestling, field hockey and ice hockey.
To ensure maximum protection, the mouthguard must have the appropriate thickness and be perfectly adapted to the teeth, allowing for correct speech and breathing.
Mouthguards can be customized with colors chosen by the patient.
Why do I need a mouthguard?
Fractured teeth, traumatized jaws or lacerated lips can result from sports! The use of a mouthguard helps to absorb and disperse the impact of the blow to the face and minimize the trauma that occurs in the mouth and jaws.
What kind of mouthguard should I use?
There are several types of mouthguards, however, the use of individual mouthguards is recommended.
This kind of mouthguards is made by your Dentist. With an impression of the teeth it is possible to obtain a replica in plaster which allows to produce a suitably adapted mouthguard to each person.
Individualised mouthguards are more comfortable, better adapted, allow correctly speaking and breathing and can be customized according to the requirements of each patient.