Mouthguards are designed to protect teeth from excessive wear or damage. Mouthguards are often used by athletes during sporting events but may also be needed to help protect people with braces or dental bridges.
Mouthguards typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips, and cheek lining. There are three basic types of mouthguards available:
Insurance may cover some or all of the cost of a custom-fitted mouthguard. The cost of a mouthguard may vary. Your dentist or orthodontist can review the best type of mouthguard for you.
At Glance Dental, the office offers custom-fitted mouthguards as a part of our comprehensive oral health services. If you have braces or other orthodontic treatment and regularly participate in athletics or contact sports, we strongly recommend having a custom mouthguard made, as your teeth and mouth are more prone to injury when you have braces.
The best way to get the most wear and protection from your mouthguard is to follow these general steps: