You might not think of a cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry practice as the ideal place to be fitted for a custom mouth guard, but who knows mouths better than a skilled and experienced dentist? Dr. Bruce Treiber has been providing custom mouth guards of the most surpassing quality to local athletes of all ages for years. His mouth guards have helped protect the teeth and gums of a wide range of patients, from high school football players to amateur boxers.
Who is a good candidate for a custom mouth guard? If you or your child is healthy enough to participate in high-impact sports, then you or your child is definitely a good candidate for a custom mouth guard. In meeting with mouth guard candidates at his Canton, OH cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice, Dr. Treiber details the many benefits of selecting a custom-crafted appliance over an over-the-counter, boil-to-fit mouth guard. While the former is the more expensive option in the short term, it can pay for itself many times over in the long term.
If you would like to find out more about your candidacy or your child’s candidacy for a custom mouth guard, please schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Bruce Treiber today.
Why You Should Consider a Custom Mouth Guard
Again, if you or your child is a candidate to participate in a high-intensity, high-impact sport in which facial trauma is a genuine risk, then you or your child is absolutely a good candidate for a custom mouth guard. At this point, you need to ask yourself why you should consider a custom mouth guard instead from Dr. Treiber instead of the cheaper store-bought alternative.
Here are some questions you will want to ask yourself to determine whether you truly are a good candidate for a custom mouth guard:
Do You Want a Mouth Guard That Will Last for More Than a Few Months?
Our custom mouth guards are laboratory pressure laminated, multi-layered, and resistant to tearing and stretching. They are built to withstand at least two years of heavy daily action. Boil-to-fit mouth guards are made from plastic that is meant to stretch thin to conform to the individual’s bite. They are supposed to be replaced at least every few months (for example, after a single football season). Which type of mouth guard will best suit your needs or your child’s needs?
Do You Want a Mouth Guard That Fits Your Mouth Comfortably?
Our mouth guards are custom crafted to fit each individual’s unique mouth comfortably and snugly, conforming to every groove, curve, and contour. There is just enough smooth, non-abrasive plastic to protect the teeth without irritating the gums or cutting the cheeks. You can trim a boil-to-fit mouth guard with scissors to remove excess plastic after biting down to get it to fit the teeth. Which type of mouth guard do you believe will feel most comfortable in your mouth while providing the best possible protection?
Do You Want a Mouth Guard That Performs under Pressure?
Our custom mouth guards are clinically tested to withstand the pressure of a traumatic blow. They hold up under the most grueling circumstances. Boil-to-fit mouth guards get the job done under normal circumstances, but often fail when put to real tests. At that point, people find out the true cost of off-the-shelf mouth guards. Which type of mouth guard would you want to be wearing, or would you want your child to be wearing, when things get rough?
Learn More about Custom Mouth Guards
To learn more about custom mouth guards, please contact Treiber Dental Center today.