What Is an Occlusal or Sports Mouthguard?

Mouthguards can help patients that suffer from bruxism or teeth grinding, or for those who play sports. Occlusal mouthguards help to protect your teeth while you sleep to prevent you from grinding or clenching down. Sports mouthguards are made for athletes, and help to protect your teeth from physical damage. A sport mouthguard is made with a thicker material, and covers both the jaw and gum area.

How Does a Mouthguard Work?

Occlusal Mouthguard

An occlusal mouthguard protects the surface of your teeth, and prevents the teeth from damage due to grinding. This helps patients that suffer from bruxism or teeth clenching. Occlusal guards are made out of a hard acrylic plastic, and are durable in order to be able to withstand teeth grinding. Our mouthguards are custom made to fit your mouth, do not cause irritation, and are comfortable when worn. Occlusal mouthguards allow you to sleep soundly while protecting your teeth.

Sports Mouthguard

Sports mouthguards are made of a softer material, and this is so the guard can absorb a blow or sudden impact. Sports mouthguards cover not only the surface of your teeth, but they also cover your gums. Custom made sports mouthguards are fit perfectly to your mouth, and are comfortable when worn during your favorite sports. Our custom guards allow your athlete to still talk or communicate, but provide outstanding protection from injury.

What Are the Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard?

Custom mouthguards are more effective compared to store-bought guards, but they are custom fit to your mouth shape and size. At EM Orthodontics, we provide a detailed consultation to discuss what type of mouthguard may work best for you. Depending on your need and the condition of your teeth, our experienced team of orthodontists will determine which mouthguard is preferred. We take molds of your teeth and create the guards in our state-of-the-art, in-office lab. With our efficient process, we can typically have your custom mouthguard ready in as little as one day, ensuring a quick turnaround time. Our mouthguards not only provide superior protection but are also designed to offer exceptional comfort. We meticulously craft each guard to fit snugly, eliminating any potential irritation. Whether you need a mouthguard for nightly wear or sports activities, our durable and comfortable guards will safeguard your teeth with precision and reliability. Trust EM Orthodontics to deliver the highest quality custom mouthguards that prioritize your oral health and overall satisfaction.

Interested in Finding Out More?

If you are interested in finding out more about occlusal or sports mouthguards, EM Orthodontics can help. We provide a detailed consultation to determine what type of guard will work best, and give the highest level of care to all of our patients. Our facility uses state of the art technology and equipment, in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

If you grind your teeth at night, or need extra protection during sporting events, we encourage you to make an appointment to see how a mouthguard can benefit you. To schedule your appointment with us, call us today, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

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