Bigman Orthodontics provides custom mouthguards in San Ramon, CA. Call 925-735-1515 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
No matter your age, it’s important to have a custom mouthguard if you play sports. One elbow to the face or fall on the court can lead to thousands of dollars in dental bills. When you have braces, custom mouthguards are even more important because not only do they protect your teeth, soft tissues, and jaw from injury, they also protect your braces from breaking or bending.
The Importance of a Custom Mouthguard
While there are options for one-size-fits-all and boil-and-bite mouthguards online and at most sporting goods stores, they’re simply not the same as a mouthguard made by Bigman Orthodontics. Store-bought mouthguards are made with inferior materials that don’t offer the same level of protection. Even worse, they’re so bulky and uncomfortable that your child may simply leave them in the locker, meaning they have no protection from injury at all. A low quality mouthguard makes it difficult to speak and breathe—it’s no wonder why so many kids hate to wear them.
Custom mouthguards are different. They’re made from a material that is both comfortable and strong, for the best possible protection. The process of getting a custom mouthguard is simple—we take impressions, then use those impressions to create a mouthguard that fits flush against the teeth and any orthodontia utilizing our special equipment the Drufomat scan pressure machine.
Custom mouthguards fit well, allow for easier breathing, and are more comfortable than the alternatives. The result is better protection that your child will actually want to wear.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mouthguards
Do mouthguards really work?
Yes, mouthguards are backed by scientific research, recommended by the American Dental Association, Academy of Sports Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and required by many school districts and sports teams.
How long do mouthguards last?
Mouthguards made for adults can last up to five years, but their lifespan is shorter for children since their mouths are growing and changing—especially when they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Bring your mouthguard with you to your regular appointments at our office so we can ensure it still fits properly.
How does a sports mouthguard work?
A sports mouthguard provides a layer of cushioning between the outside of the face and the jaw and teeth. This cushioning absorbs the impact from falls or blows to the head, offering protection from injury.
How do I clean my mouthguard?
Whenever you put your mouthguard in, you should give it a quick rinse; do the same when you take it out. Your mouthguard can be brushed with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste or cleaned in cool, soapy water.
Call 925-735-1515 to schedule your appointment.