Sports trauma is one of those things that athletes don’t want to think about. Most athletes will never experience an “orofacial injury” while playing sports. The problem is that if it happens, it’s really bad news. You need a sports mouthguard because:-
Am I using scare tactics? Absolutely! I have treated patients who have needed extensive dental work to fix problems that could have been prevented. They all wish that they had been wearing a mouth guard when they got elbowed during rugby!
I know what you’re thinking. Wearing a mouth guard sucks. They’re bulky and annoying. They make you dribble. They look silly. I would agree with you if you’re talking about the store bought “boil and bite” mouth guards. They’re awful. A custom made, lab fabricated dental mouth guard that is appropriately trimmed and adjusted is a whole different story.
We have mouth guards made in OUR lab. We use a super accurate impression material to make a model of your teeth and then have a lab fabricate a mouthguard of ideal thickness. A thicker mouth guard offers more protection, but that needs to be weighed against comfort. If it’s not comfortable, you won’t wear it. Since different sports require different levels of protection, we can make a mouth guard in varying thicknesses depending on whether you’re boxing or playing tennis. Whatever sport you play, we’ve got you covered. More importantly, we can get all different colors and styles, we even fit patients in braces!
The bottom line is that Most athletes are pretty sure it couldn’t happen to them. I know a few that used to think that. They wear mouth guards now!
We’ll be pleased to discuss your needs with a simple, no obligation consultation. Call us today on 020 8940 3444 or e-mail us on: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.