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Sports Guards

Chapel Road Orthodontics can provide you with a custom made mouthguard, perfect for high impact and contact sports. These highly effective mouthguards absorb shock, keeping the delicate anterior region protected.

If you or your child participates in any kind of physical sport there is a risk of dental damage. Damage to your teeth and the roots of your teeth caused by blunt trauma can be permanent, or lead to corrective measures that have significant cost and discomfort. Using a sports guard is easy, inexpensive and covers the upper teeth, minimising the effects of a blow to the face, reducing the risk of broken or traumatised teeth and damage to soft tissues of the mouth.

A well designed mouth guard also protects the jaw joints (TMJ) from injury by supporting and cushioning the jaw joints in times of blunt forces to the lower jaw.

Sports Guards

Our custom made mouthguards are:

  • Custom made (not one size fits all)
  • Absorb shock
  • Available in different thicknesses for different levels of protection
  • Available in a variety of 36 different colours and patterns, and can even incorporate names and logos.
  • Reduce the risk of dental treatment following an injury

We are able to provide a sportsguard of the highest quality, well fitted and comfortable to wear in a variety of 36 different colours. Our mothguards are suitable for all ages and come in different thicknesses depending upon the level of protection required.

Classic

  • Strong yet flexible, this highly effective mouthguard is tried and tested.
  • Available in thicknesses from 3mm-6mm in a range of colours and patterns

Xtreme

  • The Xtreme can be adapted to suit your needs, as the reinforced section gives different degrees of rigidity all within the one layer.
  • Choose from 4mm or 5mm thicknesses, in a choice of blue/white, red/white and black/white.

Xtreme Pro (ultimate protection)

  • Using the new 4mm Xtreme mouthguard with an additional, reinforced hard interior layer and overlay of a soft, clean 1mm or 2mm layer.
  • Available in blue/white, red/white and black/white.

Prices start from

£68-£75.00

depending on product design and thickness.

What is a mouthguard?

A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber – like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.

When would I need a mouthguard?

It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact of moving objects. This includes: cricket, horse riding, hockey and football – which can cause broken and damaged teeth. Martial arts and rugby can also cause broken or dislocated jaw. A mouthguard will help protect against these events.

What about home kits?

Mouthguards are made by taking an accurate impression of your mouth and making vacuum formed mouthguard to fit your teeth. The dentist will register the way your jaws bite together to make sure the mouthguard meets properly with your opposing teeth.

There are kits available, which involve heating the product and then putting it in your mouth until it sets. Unfortunately, these mouthguards can fit badly and be uncomfortable to wear. Then they can fall out of even cause choking. The material is at its thinnest where it is needed the most.

When you consider the cost of dental work and the risk of missing teeth a custom made mouthguard it is a small price to pay for peace of mind.

What do I do if I Knock a tooth out?

Firstly, if you can find the tooth and it is clean – put it back into the socket yourself if you can.

Do's

  • Do put it straight into a cup of milk or keep it in your mouth
  • Do go to a dentist or hospital as soon as possible
  • Do take painkillers if necessary

Don't

  • Don't hold the tooth by the root, as teeth are surrounded by fragile ligament which need to be kept intact if the tooth is to be replaced.
  • Don't clean the tooth with disinfectant or water or let it dry out.
  • Don't put aspirin or clove oil on the wound
  • Don't panic

The sooner the tooth is replaced, the better the chance of success. If you have not managed to do it yourself, the dentist will put the tooth back. They may use a dental splint to fasten the tooth against the teeth on either side. In most cases this is successful, and once the splint is removed the tooth is stable. However, you will almost certainly need more treatment in the future.

Sports Guards