Don't risk it on impact, protect it at Northside Orthodontics

Northside Orthdontics dental clinic

Accidents happen, especially when it comes to contact or high impact sports. Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard is the easiest way to protect you and your smile against damage incurred by contact sport.

 

At Northside Orthodontics, we advocate the use of a mouth guard during both matches and training, ensuring adequate protection against trauma and damage to your mouth.

 

Ask one of our staff for more information or book an appointment to organize a custom-fitted mouthguard.

What are Custom-Made Mouthguards?

Our mouthguards are appliances that are made to fit your mouth and provide protection to your teeth and jaw joints against injuries that occur while playing sports.

At Northside Orthodontics, we recommend mouthguards for active children and adults, especially for boxing, soccer, hockey and football, as sport is one of the most common causes of dental injury.

What to Expect

Appointments

  • At least 2 appointments

    • At the consultation, our dentist will examine your teeth and take impressions of your mouth for the mouthguard

    • At the next appointment, your new mouthguard will be fitted

  • Further appointments may be needed to check on the fit, for example, if there are any tooth movements in a growing mouth

How long it takes?

  • The consultation usually takes 30 to 60 minutes

  • The fitting of the mouthguard will take around 30 minutes

You may be asked about

  • Your dental and medical history

  • The type of sport or fitness you play

Before your consultation

No special preparation is needed

Quick Tip!

  • Talk to your orthodontist about your colour options for your custom-made mouthguard. We might be able to match your team colours.

How much do custom-made mouthguards cost?


Everyones smile is differnet so the cost of a custom-made mouthguard can vary depending on your teeth and sometimes different sports may require varying specifications. Our orthodontic team will give you an indication of the price at your consultation appointment.




Are custom made mouthguards uncomfortable to wear?


Custom-made mouthguards are painless and are specifically designed to protect your mouth from damage when you play sport. You may feel some discomfort when you first start wearing your mouthguard, however this won’t last long and should resolve once you get use to wearing it.




How do custom made mouthguards work?


Custom-made mouthguards are designed to protect your mouth and teeth from injury when playing sports. These differ from mouth-formed and ready-made over the counter products. Custom-made are an exact fit to your mouth, to lessen the impact when balls, elbows, knees or anything else makes contact with your teeth or jaw.




How effective are custom made mouthguards?


Custom-made mouthguards are proven to be very effective at protecting your mouth and minimising injury while playing sports, especially contact sports. Providing a snug fit to your mouth, the material helps to reduce the force that may be caused by direct impact. Off-the-shelf, ready-made commercial mouthguards don’t offer the same amount of protection and are not as comfortable or retentive.





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