Mouthguards are protective devices that are used to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, gums, arches and lips. There are many types of mouthguards, including over-the-counter products and professionally fitted customised guards. The Australian Dental Association recommends that a professionally fitted mouthguard is essential for effective protection, and the lifetime cost of a dental injury justifies the expense of good protection in order to prevent the injury in the first place. At Esteem Dental Care, we offer Single Layer Mouthguards and Laminated Custom Mouthguards:
Single Layer Mouthguards are a type of mouthguard suitable for 6-9 year old children, made from a single layer that provides excellent fit. They do not interfere with breathing, and will introduce the child to wearing a mouthguard every time they train or play.
Laminate Custom Mouthguards are a type of mouthguard that fit exactly onto the teeth, so do not move and allow you to breathe freely. Due to the close fit, it is possible to speak normally after a short period of adaptation to the mouthguard. Furthermore, the custom laminate mouthguards can provide up to 10 times more protection than a Boil & Bite mouthguard found at the pharmacy. They come in different thicknesses for your individual requirements for the sport you play.