What is a custom mouthguard?
A custom mouthguard is removable appliance made of thick, flexible material which conforms to your unique mouth. It is worn to provide maximum protection during activities where there is a chance of receiving a blow to the jaw or mouth area. Custom mouthguards are individually made on a plaster model of your teeth and professionally fitted over your teeth and braces to ensure comfort.
Why wear a mouthguard?
The Australian Dental Association recommends wearing a custom fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth, lips and nerves from contact injury during sporting games and training. Custom mouthguards are recommended for athletes with braces as well as after braces to protect your new smile.
What is the process?
After a brief check of your teeth, we will take a mould of your mouth, which is used to make a plaster model of your teeth. Then you choose your colours and within 1 week our in-house technician will create your brand new, custom made mouthguard, ready for fitting by our orthodontist.
Where do I get one?
Custom Mouthguard Treatment Wilkinson Orthodontics offer great options for custom mouthguards. We have two convenient locations at Helensvale and Benowa. Our dental technician is fully qualified with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology from Griffith University, and has 14 years of experience within the dental industry. We use Australian sourced materials for our mouthguards, so you receive the highest quality product. Call us today to arrange an appointment, and in just 2 short appointments you will be able to enjoy playing sport knowing your smile is safe.
Benefits of a custom mouthguard
Better protection than store-bought mouthguards Professionally fitted Superior customised fit means greater comfort and wearability Does not restrict breathing