Protect Your Teeth and Mouth with High Performance Athletic Mouthguards in Birmingham, MI
Next time you watch a football or basketball game, see if you can spot the athletic mouthguards that all of the players are wearing. Every professional athlete wears one, and mouthguards are an essential piece of protective gear for all athletes, regardless of age and sport. If you or someone in your family is playing sports or participating in serious athletic activity, you should make sure that you have the proper protection for your teeth, tongue, and mouth.
Under Armour Mouthguards for Athletes Young and Old
At Newingham Dental Center, we provide customized Under Armour brand mouthguards. These mouthguards will be made from a mold of your very own teeth, so that they fit perfectly and offer you superior protection. When you come to our Birmingham, MI dentist office, we will take an impression of your teeth. In just a few short weeks, we will have your custom mouthguard ready, and you can pick it up and check how it fits.
We offer a variety of different mouth guards. We’ve kind of narrowed our focus to either a performance mouth guard or just a regular mouth guard. It’s not just a regular mouth guard like you’d buy from the store, where you’d boil some water and put it in there and then form it to your teeth. We actually scan your teeth and utilize that scanner to basically send an email to our lab, which prints a 3D model of your teeth, which can be reused over and over again. Let’s say you lost your mouth guard. We create a suck-down version that’s very, very intimate with the teeth, and it fits perfectly with the jaw joint. These mouth guards are so form-fitting that you can speak with them, kids can’t move it unless they stick their hand in and pop it out.
There is some research that suggests these performance mouth guards. The other type of mouth guard that we make provides a little wedge so that the jaw joint doesn’t seat during strenuous activity or let’s say football, or something like that, where we tend to squeeze together. There’s some research that suggest that when the jaw joint seats that it produces the stress hormone cortisol. It kind of deflates our athletic performance. You’re not as fast, you’re not as quick, just marginally. If you can provide them with that little wedge, you see some professional athletes on TV sometimes, even in the non-contact sports. Some of the Tiger’s baseball players are wearing them, where they have that little wedge to prevent the jaw from seeding.
We are a preferred provider. We’ve been certified to make those mouth pieces. Two different kinds that we really make but really we have some other varieties as well. You can choose from colors to different designs. We’re even working on getting school logos implemented right on the front of the mouth guard.
Studies reported by the American Dental Association show that athletes who wear well-fitting guards sustain fewer injuries than those who don’t wear them. If you aren’t wearing protective gear for your mouth, a serious dental injury could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Investing in a high-performance mouthguard will prevent tooth and mouth injuries and save you from the resulting pain and medical bills.
Superior Protection from Custom Athletic Mouthguards vs. Over-the-Counter Sports Guards
Unfortunately, many people choose to buy over-the-counter mouthguards for themselves and their children. Though these products are less expensive, provide less protection, and do not last nearly as long. These mouthguards are made to fit any mouth, so they are often too large in the front and do not extend toward the back teeth. They are less comfortable, must be held in place, and can make talking and breathing difficult. Getting a custom Under Armour mouthguard from our Birmingham, MI office will give you the protection you need because it is made to fit only your mouth.