Custom Mouthguards vs Store Bought (Boil & Bite) Mouthguard

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Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury in sports- think Broken or knocked out teeth or even broken jaws! A well fitted mouthguard will help to minimise the risk of major injuries so you can focus on playing the sports you love!

We often get asked “Why do I need to have custom mouthguards made at the Dentist when I can just buy a cheap one from the shop?” Lots of people will spend more money on better boots, a better hockey stick or brand name clothing for example but wont give a second thought to how well they are protecting their Smile or teeth! Crazy isn’t it?

So we thought we would give you the Pros and Cons of each coz who doesn’t love a good list to compare things!

Store Bought (Boil and Bite) MouthguardCustom Mouthguards
Pros: Cheap 

Cons: One Size fits all (?)

Loose! Could fall out while talking to team mates on the field during play in rugby etc,

Uncomfortable, bulky and possibly might not even extend to cover back teeth

Not durable

Potentially lots of $$$ to restore or replace broken/lost teeth

Pros: Customised to YOUR mouth 

Snug fit as it has been designed from a mould taken of your teeth providing Optimal protection

Helps stabilise the jaw at point of impact

Comfortable and easy to wear

Durable – will last longer.

Range of colours including multi-colours

Able to have name put in mouthguard so no confusion in the dressing shed!

Health fund will pay towards a mouthguard when you have Dental Cover

Quick 15 min appointment

Quick turn around (Only a couple of days!)

Cons: Price is more than the store bought.

Concerned you may not be protecting your Teeth as well as you could be? Call us and we can put you at ease and get your mind back on the game!


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