Custom sports mouthguards
Many of our patients are active in sports and at Melton Orthodontics, we don't think that braces should stop you from doing what you enjoy. That is why we are committed to providing high-quality and effective mouth protection.
Let us protect your smile
If you are an active person, you may be concerned that wearing braces will affect your practice or sport. Taking a hit to the mouth can cause damage not only to your braces, but to your teeth and gums. That is why we recommend using a performance level mouth guard to protect your smile when you are playing sports.
At Melton Orthodontics, we create custom sports mouth guards (also called gum shields) by taking a detailed impression of your mouth and bite. Our state-of-the-art dental laboratory will use your impressions to custom make a mouth guard that forms perfectly to your teeth and braces.
Regular vs orthodontic mouth guards
While normal, store-bought mouthguards can be useful for protecting your teeth, they're not designed to fit well around braces. The material can soften with heat or prolonged wear and can mould around your braces, even sticking to them and causing dislocation of brackets. This can lead to oral discomfort, and may add time to your orthodontic treatment.
At Melton Orthodontics, we design custom mouth guards that fit your specific bite and protect your teeth, gums, and braces all at the same time. We put a lot of work into your smile, and we are passionate about being able to protect it with the best technology available.Book your FREE consultation