Keep the fun in sports and avoid traumatic injuries and costly treatment with custom mouthguards
An Oregon grad (Go Ducks!), Dr. Kimberly Wright intimately knows that our corner of the northwest is a sports-loving bunch. At Advance Dental Arts Center in West Linn, Dr. Wright and the team want to keep the fun and performance in your (or) your child’s favorite athletic pursuits. We do so with custom sports guards.
Rethink sports guards
These appliances are also known as mouthguards and are designed to slip into the mouth to protect the teeth, gums, lips, oral tissues, and jaws from injuries caused by blows and other forms of contact to the face while playing sports. These are not the same types of guards that are so frequently (and distractingly) hanging out of our favorite athletes’ mouths.
The guards that Dr. Wright plan and design are made precisely to the unique contours and specifications of your teeth, gums, and oral cavity. The process of making these guards is easy and fast. All it takes is to make an impression or model of your mouth. The image is used to guide the fabrication of the sports guard.
Our custom appliances actually get used, unlike OTC “boil and bite” or “stock” mouthguards! So, they can work as intended to protect the mouth and surrounding jaw and facial structures from injury. Additionally, research has demonstrated that such guards may reduce the risk of severe concussions by minimizing movement, absorbing shock, and stabilizing the head and neck. Compliance is high with our guards because they fit so well. In turn, custom sports guards are not a pain to wear. They also don’t inhibit performance or endurance the way annoying, loose, and ill-fitting OTC guards might.
Our mouthguards are also made from high-quality materials. They are designed to last. Since these devices are so durable, they present an excellent investment in your (or your child’s) health and smile. They may even be covered by insurance. During routine check-ups, Dr. Wright assures that the mouthguards are continuing to hold up well. So, they can optimally protect your mouth, face, head, and neck.
Dr. Wright recommends that all athletes who participate in sports get fitted for a custom mouthguard, especially if those athletic pursuits involve potential blows to the face from other players, balls, pucks, equipment, or even falls.
These activities might include:
- Mixed martial arts
Don’t delay scheduling an appointment. Custom sports guards are a proven, affordable, fast, and convenient way to prevent the trauma and the need for time-consuming and costly restorative treatment associated with sports-related oral injuries. Call Advance Dental Arts Center in West Linn at (503) 694-4776 today. We’ll see you soon!