Common Mouth Guard Uses
Mouth guards are often referred as “orthotics” in the medical industry. They can be used by patients suffering from temporomandibular joint disorders (usually called TMJ or TMD). A common cause of TMD can be someone’s jaw isn’t sitting properly in their mouth. Orthotics help the jaw find its setting and prevent/protect against bruxing, or teeth grinding.
Mouth guards, are distributed to athletes to prevent teeth damage from blunt trauma. They are also for patients with an orthodontic situation, such as braces, who must wear a one for preventive measures. While covers like dental veneers are used for cosmetic repair, guards are a safety measure to protect your teeth today.
Sports Mouth Guards We Recommend
Laboratory-made PlaySafe® sports mouth guards are prescribed for both professional and amateur athletes because they offer the highest level of protection during sports activity. When worn properly, they can prevent dental trauma, such as fractured teeth or concussions.
PlaySafe® guards provide a superior fit and better retention compared to boil-and-bite versions. They are available in six levels of protection, ranging from one to three laminated layers. The lamination is made of ethyl vinyl acetate material with a final occlusal thickness between 3 mm and 5 mm. PlaySafe® mouth guards can be customized with stickers and team logos and are available in a variety of colors to fit the personality of every star athlete in your practice!