The Mobile Mouthguard team offer a custom made thermoformed mouthguard, and most importantly there are no cumbersome visits to the dentist… We Come to You!
Our custom thermoformed mouthguards will provide you with the following advantages over and above the cheaper alternative
|Can provide up to 10 times the protection of ‘boil and bite’ type mouthguards|
|They are made on an individual model of your individual teeth, ensuring the highest accuracy and best possible fit|
|Are made of the finest materials using state of the art equipment|
|They come in a wide variety of colours and can be custom made with individual names/logo’s/graphics* to personalise the process|
|The mouthguards are made by qualified dental technicians and issued by a qualified medical practitioner|
|We cater for all sports, all ages and all levels of competition|
|Pressure laminated mouthguards have better structural rigidity, better longitude stability and less stress concentration|
|We also offer group discounts and any associated costs are health fund redeemable*|
*logos/graphics/colour combinations incur an additional fee.
*“depends on your level of health protection”
Most importantly, WHEREVER YOU OR YOUR REGISTERED SPORTING CLUB ARE, WE COME TO YOU!
The Role of the Mouthguard
Anyone who participates in a contact sport that can result in facial injuries should wear a mouthguard. Mouthguards are generally worn on the upper (maxillary) teeth as they are prone to the most damage during contact sports. According to Australian research, about one third of traumatic injuries to teeth are sports-related and The Sports Medicine Association reports that 50% of children experience some form of dental injury. Estimates show that over a lifetime, dental costs associated with a tooth that is knocked out and not replanted can be as much as 50 times the cost of a custom thermoformed mouthguard.
Mouthguards not only help prevent tooth damage such as chipping, breaking or complete loss, but they also afford protection to other than the teeth. A mouthguard can majorly reduce the likelihood and severity of injury to the head, neck and oral cavity. Serious injuries such as concussions, cerebral hemorrhages, incidents of unconsciousness, jaw fractures and neck injuries are prevented by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw gets jammed into the upper jaw.
Mouthguards are made to fit accurately and are thick enough to absorb the impact forces on the teeth and oral cavity like a cushion. Custom built mouthguards will provide protection, comfort and durability and will dramatically reduce the injuries to the teeth and temporomandibular joints
How are Mouthguards made?
Step 1. An impression of the upper (maxillary) and lower (mandibular) teeth in the mouth by a registered dental professional (Dentist or Dental Prosthetist)
Step 2. A model is poured into the impression to make a positive reproduction of the athlete’s hard and soft tissues.
Step 3. The mouthguard is constructed in a dental laboratory using the thermoforming* process and EVA material, to the athletes requests. (Thermoforming is a manufacturing process which involves heating a material until it is pliable, stretching it over a mould, and then cooling it so it retains the desired shape)(EVA- ethylene vinyl acetate, material used to create the mouthguard)
Step 4. The custom thermoformed mouthguard is delivered and issued to the athlete for use!