While you could always get a boil and bite mouth guard from the sporting goods store, these don’t offer the same protection as a custom mouth guard. Our sports dentist will take an impression of your teeth before sending it to the lab where your mouth guard will be made.
During your second appointment with us, our dentist will check that the mouth guard fits well over your teeth. A well-fitting mouth guard should allow you to breathe and speak comfortably.
If your child wears braces and plays a contact sport, we recommend getting a special mouth guard for braces. These mouth guards have an upper and lower plate to prevent brackets from being damaged upon impact or injuring your child’s teeth. Keep in mind that it’s much less expensive to get a sports mouth guard than it is to fix a knocked out tooth. Our Grand Rapids family dentist can make mouth guards for football, boxing, and other contact sports.