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Sports Guards in Toronto

Sports guards offer more than just teeth protection. They provide additional safeguarding for braces, fixed dental appliances such as bridges and dental implants, as well as shielding the inside of your cheeks and lips from potential harm caused by braces during unexpected accidents.
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All About Sports Guards

Sports guards serve a purpose beyond mere tooth protection. They provide essential defence for braces and fixed dental appliances like bridges and dental implants, while also safeguarding the inside of your cheeks and lips from potential braces-related injuries during accidents. Investing in a sports guard is a prudent choice for individuals engaged in activities or sports involving falls, body contact, or flying equipment. While any sports guard is better than none, nothing compares to a guard crafted by your dental team, specifically tailored to fit your mouth and teeth.

So What Are Your Options?

Stock Sports Guards

These sports guards are conveniently pre-formed and readily available at sporting goods stores. However, they often lack a proper fit, feeling bulky in your mouth and impeding your ability to breathe and speak comfortably. Athletes frequently find themselves distracted by these ill-fitting guards, leading them to remove or fiddle with them during games.

Boil & Bite Sports Guards

You can find these guards in a kit along with instructions. The process involves boiling the blank guard in water and then biting into the plastic to mold it to your teeth. They are also available at sporting goods stores and generally offer a better fit compared to stock guards. However, it’s important to note that this method may not suit everyone. If your boil-and-bite guard feels uncomfortable, bulky, or hinders your ability to breathe or speak, it’s advisable to consider a custom-made guard.

Custom-Made Mouth Guards

Are you amazed that this is our top choice? Well, it’s with great justification! Nothing can compare to a personalized, custom-made mouthguard. A sports guard crafted by our team will provide unparalleled protection and exceptional comfort. And in the rare case that it doesn’t feel comfortable, we are here to make necessary adjustments and take full responsibility for ensuring your satisfaction.

The Cost Of A Custom Sports Guard In Toronto

The cost of a custom sports guard can vary significantly for each individual in terms of out-of-pocket expenses. With a standard insurance plan, the average range for a mouthguard typically falls between $100 to $300 or more. Without insurance coverage, the cost for a custom mouthguard usually ranges from $150 to $350 or higher.

So why does the cost of a custom mouthguard vary? There are two major factors:
    • The type of material your guard is made of.
    • Consideration for ongoing orthodontic treatment.

Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to speak with a dentist and undergo an oral exam to find out all your treatment options and to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to them so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before you make a decision.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Though mouthguards and nightguards are both snuggly fitted to your teeth, they’re designed to perform different functions for your teeth and jaw. Sports guards are focused on protecting your mouth from impact, and night guards are focused on your bite and the position of your teeth and jaw.
These are all different names for the same thing: a device worn over your teeth that protects them from injury or reduces the severity of an injury.
Ideally, guards should be replaced after each sports season. Mouth guards can wear down over time, especially if the wearer has a habit of chewing or abusing their appliance. Teeth can also shift in adolescents which means their guard won’t quite fit as well. Many athletes who play several sports get a new sports guard made when they go for their routine 6-month checkup.
A custom-fit sports guard should feel comfortable in your mouth. It should be easy to breathe and talk. If you find yourself fidgeting with it or taking it out of your mouth during the big game, it might not be fitting right.
Any sport or activity where you might fall, come into contact with other players, or get hit by a ball or other equipment. Consider a sports guard if you or your child play football, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, field hockey, water polo, cricket, ringette, curling, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain biking, wrestling, boxing or any other contact or high-risk sport.
You are extra encouraged to wear a sports guard! Not only does it protect your teeth, but it also protects your braces and the inside of your lips and cheeks from your braces should you be struck in the face.

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