Custom Made vs store bought sports mouthguards
What are they?
Store bought sports mouthguards can be bought from chemists or sports stores. They are usually a U-shaped plastic material that is ‘customizable’ by boiling it in hot water and
Which one is better?
There are pros and cons
Custom fitted sports mouthguards are made to fit with a thicker material. The advantage comes from its snug fit that ensures the mouthguard stays in the mouth. It also allows sudden forces to be distributed more evenly, helping to protect teeth and jaw.
Custom fitted sports mouthguards are also more comfortable and for patients with braces, they are made to protect the braces as well.
How much are they?
Store bought ones can range from around $20 - $60. At the dentist, it normally costs around $100-180.
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