Sport Guards in Maple
Sport guards are designed to protect athletes against trauma to the head. They provide a cushion to absorb shock, which is critical to protecting against concussions. These concussions happen when the lower teeth crash into the upper teeth. Some high-end sport guards even have a reinforcing strip behind the upper 6 front teeth to help protect against fractures.
Custom sport guards are made by taking an impression of your upper teeth. That impression is sent to the lab where the sport guard is constructed and sent back to us. During a short second appointment, we fit the guard, and make any necessary minor adjustments.
Sport guards are made of a soft, cushioning material that fits over your teeth. With custom made mouth guards, there is very little contact with your palatal tissue, which can cause discomfort. The appliance is made for the upper arch because it’s better suited to speaking.
Compared to the “boil and bite” type of sport guards, custom fit appliances are much more comfortable and allow for much easier speaking. Fit and comfort are essential for the sport guard to be worn rather than being left in the bag or tucked in a glove.