A custom-designed sports mouthguard will offer superior protection for your teeth during contact sports. At Bella Smiles, we offer custom-made mouthguards for active children and adults on all three of our Long Island dentist office locations.
Protecting the teeth and gums during physical activity can reduce your risk of chipped teeth, knocked out teeth, and injury to the jaw. You only get one set of teeth, so it is important to take the proper steps to keep them protected during physical activity. Custom-fit mouthguards will offer the best fit when compared to over the counter options at sports stores and can protect your investment in your smile. If you wear braces or have any type of oral appliance in place, the customized fit can keep these in place while minimizing the risk of damage in the event of a collision or trauma.
Why Choose Custom Mouthguards?
- The jaw is protected
- Properly fitted mouthguards reduce cuts and irritation to the soft tissue in the mouth
- An extra level of support for the teeth
- Absorbs shock vibration from physical contact
Our Bella Smiles dental care team can create a sports mouthguard that will fit comfortably and securely over the teeth and will not require the wearer to clench the jaw to keep it in place. Unlike over the counter mouthguards, custom-made mouthguards are designed specifically for your mouth. Over the counter mouthguards are usually ill-fitting and may slip during physical activity, leaving your teeth more prone to injury
Getting Fitted: what to expect
Creating a custom-designed mouthguard requires a few visits to one of our three dental offices serving Riverhead, Roslyn, and Nesconset. During your appointment, we will take molds of your teeth to create your custom mouthguard. Once fabricated, your dentist will check the size and fit on your mouthguard to ensure it is both comfortable and secure.
Benefits of Custom Mouthguards
- Aesthetic– Can be designed to match your sports uniform.
- Comfort– Children are less likely to remove their mouthguard if it comfortable and able to fit securely over their teeth.
- Protection– Custom designed mouthguards provide maximum comfort. We can design a mouthguard that fit over braces and retainers.
Injury from sports can negatively impact your oral health or your quality of life. It is important to take the proper measures to stay protected during physical contact. Wearing a properly fitted mouthguard can reduce your risk of permanent injury to your teeth and jaw and even tooth loss.
Schedule A Mouthguard Fitting
A well-fitted sports mouthguard can help you stay protected during sports and even enhance your performance by minimizing jaw clenching. If you would like to learn more about our custom-designed mouthguards, visit Bella Smiles in Roslyn, Riverhead or Nesconset. Our dental care team can work with you to meet your oral health needs. To schedule an appointment, call 631-228-8780 (Nesconset Office) or 631-574-3898 (Riverhead Office) or 516-217-6668 (Roslyn Office) or schedule an appointment online.