Benefits of Laboratory-Fabricated Sports Mouthguards
Easier to Breathe and Speak
Because sports mouthguards fabricated by a dental laboratory are precisely manufactured to fit the individual’s teeth and tissue contour, athletes are able to speak more clearly and breathe easier without the fear of their mouthguard becoming loose or falling out during play.
Offer a High Level of Protection
A loose mouthguard does not offer the same level of protection to the teeth and bones as a well-adapted appliance does. Many of the “boil and bite” mouthguard kits allow the teeth to overstretch the material while making the mold of the teeth. This causes the material that covers the teeth to become thin, resulting in less than adequate tooth protection.
Helps Reduce Trauma and Injury
Sports mouth guards are proven to save teeth and the surrounding structures. Properly-fitted sports mouthguards help protect the soft tissues of the lips, cheeks, gums, and tongue by covering sharp tooth surfaces. Mouthguards also reduce trauma and injury to the TMJ, lessen the force of impact, and prevent fracture of the posterior teeth and the jaw itself.