Mouthguards are required to protect your teeth during sports with a risk of contact. They are useful to protect your teeth from pain and loss as well as reduce your risk of being knocked unconscious.
It’s important to protect your teeth from injury as oral injuries can be extremely painful and costly to fix. The need for a mouthguard is not limited by any age, as both children and adults should wear them if they are partaking in high contact activities.
An over the counter mouthguard provides minimal protection for your teeth and gums. Smile Dynamics in Wahroonga does not recommend over the counter mouthguards because they are loose fitting and therefore can be knocked out easily and they can inhibit speaking and breathing, which are vital when playing sports.
Smile Dynamics offers custom-made mouthguards which are specifically designed to fit snugly around and protect your natural teeth. A cast of your teeth will be taken so that your mouthguard can be tailor-made to fit your bite pattern and your mouth shape for optimal comfort and protection.
You will also find that speech will be improved so you can talk to your teammates clearly and comfortably.