With winter just around the corner, are your teeth properly protected this sport season? Numerous studies1 have shown that the use of a mouthguard during sport reduces the incidence and severity of oral and facial trauma.

There are several different types of mouthguards available, with varying degrees of protection. ‘Preformed’ and ‘Boil and Bite’ mouthguards offer a low level of protection and usually require minimal adjustment before use.

Custom-fitted mouthguards offer the highest level of protection and can be designed specifically for differing types of sports and can accommodate orthodontic appliances and braces.

These mouthguards require a quick impression or imprint of your teeth, which can easily be taken at your next orthodontic appointment, ready for the weekend ahead!


Newsome, P. R. H., Tran, D. C. and Cooke, M. S. (2001), The role of the mouthguard in the prevention of sports-related dental injuries: a review. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 11: 396–404. doi: 10.1046/j.0960-7439.2001.00304.x