Both children and adults who are active in contact sports can benefit from the protection of a sports guard. These custom-made appliances act as a shock absorber to protect the teeth and jaw joints from damage during contact sports.
In addition, a mouth guard also provides protection to the head from a concussion if there is a blow to the lower jaw. They can even prevent jaw fractures.
Custom sports guards stay firmly in place even when speaking or breathing heavily during sports. Unlike store bought, the custom-made sports guards are more comfortable because they fit your unique mouth and teeth, and they stay in place. You are more likely to continue to wear custom fitted sports guards.
For children, mouth guards likely need to be replaced once a year to accommodate their ongoing growth. For adults, mouth guards usually last about three years, depending on the amount of use.