What are Athletic Guards?
Athletic guards are typically used to keep the teeth and mouth protected during close contact sports. These guards offer superior cushioning in front of the teeth as well as between them. Athletic guards should be worn at all times while playing sports. They can be fitted for both children and adults who need to keep their teeth protected.
Why would you need Athletic Guards?
You may need an athletic guard if you play close contact sports. If there is a possibility of getting hit in the face or mouth at any time while engaging in an activity, you’ll benefit from wearing a mouth guard. These mouth guards are custom fitted to each individual patient, allowing you to feel confident in the fit and feel of the appliance. In order for the guard to be effective, it must be worn any time you’re playing sports.
If there is a possibility of getting hit in the face or mouth at any time while engaging in an activity, you’ll benefit from wearing a mouth guard.
What makes you a good candidate for Athletic Guards?
Everyone who plays close contact sports is a good candidate for athletic guards. The guards are meant to protect the teeth from trauma, which would otherwise cause the need for extensive restorative work. The guards should be replaced when they begin to show signs of wear and tear. The benefits of wearing a mouth guard are limitless and can provide you with a healthy, full smile even if a sports-related injury occurs.
What can you expect when being fitted for Athletic Guards?
You’ll come in and have impressions taken of your mouth. These impressions are then used to create the athletic guard for you. The guard is placed into your mouth to ensure a tight, comfortable fit. It may be adjusted if it is bothering you or if it is rubbing against your lips and gums. The guard has to be worn while you play sports in order for it to protect your teeth. The athletic guard should be replaced every few years or as it begins to show signs of wear.
If you’re in need of an athletic guard or want to know more about how they’re made, call us today and we will help to answer any questions that you may have.