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Custom Mouthguard Gold Coast

Does your child's sports mouthguard give them all the protection they need? Wearing a mouthguard that's been custom made to fit over your teeth lowers your risk of serious dental injuries during sports and can help you avoid expensive dental treatments.

Whether your child needs a new mouthguard for school or their sports club or you play sport professionally, our dentists at Robina Town Dental can provide a custom mouthguard that gives you the perfect fit and the best protection for peace of mind.

Call our Gold Coast dentists on (07) 5575 9100 to find out more or book an appointment online.

Do I need to wear a mouthguard?

Many schools and sports clubs in Australia now follow a strict no mouthguard, no play policy that requires all players to wear a mouthguard during games and training. Even when a mouthguard policy is not enforced, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends that people of all ages taking part in contact sports should wear a custom-fitted mouthguard provided by their dentist.

Custom mouthguards are recommended for sports such as rugby, football, hockey and basketball, where there's a risk of impact injuries from balls, equipment and other players. They should also be worn during all other activities that involve a risk of injury to the mouth and face, including boxing, martial arts, mountain biking and skateboarding.

Wearing a mouthguard won't prevent all dental injuries, but by cushioning impacts and absorbing shocks, you can lower the risk of needing to see an emergency dentist for a chipped or knocked out tooth, broken jaw, cut lip or other serious injuries.

Why should I choose a custom fitted mouthguard?

Mouthguards available from sports stores don't offer the same level of protection or comfort as a custom-fitted mouthguard. Even a 'boil and bite' type of mouthguard that can mould to the shape of your mouth won't fit as closely as one that's been designed specifically for your bite.

The material used for over-the-counter mouthguards is also less protective against shocks and can feel less comfortable to wear. These mouthguards can sometimes affect your ability to speak or to breathe normally, which can affect athletic performance.

While everyone can benefit from a custom mouthguard, they can be especially important for children or teens with misaligned teeth or who are having orthodontic treatment and need a mouthguard that fits comfortably over their braces.

Types of custom mouthguards

At Robina Town Dental, we work with leading Australian dental laboratory Andent to provide a choice of custom mouthguard options to suit your individual needs and price range. All our mouthguards are available in a choice of colours and designs and covered by 12 months warranty.

Single laminate mouthguard (age 5–12)

Single laminate mouthguards are designed for younger children participating in low to medium impact sports in and out of school, including soccer and basketball. These mouthguards are suitable for kids with misaligned or crowded teeth and the single layer requires minimal moulding.

Double laminate mouthguard (age 13+)

Double laminate mouthguards are suitable for teenagers and adults who want a high level of protection for their teeth during contact sports such as rugby, AFL and hockey. Dual coverage of teeth helps the wearer to speak and breathe normally, ensuring that athletic performance won't be affected.

Professional sport mouthguard (age 13+)

If you or your teenage child participate in high-impact sports that have a high risk of dental injuries – such as boxing, karate, kickboxing or taekwondo – we recommend a professional sport mouthguard to give you the superior protection you need.

How your custom mouthguard is made

Your Gold Coast dentist will explain what getting a mouthguard involves during your appointment so you know what to expect. Custom mouthguard fitting at Robina Town Dental involves three stages.

1. 3D imaging

Rather than messy moulds, we'll take a 3D digital scan of your mouth or your child's mouth to make sure your mouthguard will be a perfect fit.

2. Making your mouthguard

We'll send the digital scan to our trusted Melbourne-based dental laboratory where your unique mouthguard will be manufactured. This normally takes around 7 working days to complete.

3. Mouthguard fitting

When your mouthguard is ready and sent back to our clinic, we'll arrange a fitting appointment to check that it feels comfortable and make any minor adjustments needed. We'll also instruct you about how to care for your mouthguard to keep it hygienic and in good condition.

Mouthguards for children and teens may need to be replaced every year, as their teeth and jaws are still growing, but adult mouthguards may last for several years with good care.

Personalising your mouthguard

You can choose from a wide range of plain and fluorescent colours for your custom mouthguard. Children's single laminate mouthguards are available in single colours only, but double laminate and professional sports mouthguards are also available with 2 to 4 colours to match your team colours.

Your mouthguard can be further personalised by printing your name or your child's name. Other customisation options are available on request.

How much does a custom mouthguard cost?

The cost of your mouthguard will depend on the type and design of mouthguard you choose, along with any personalisation options. We'll make sure you know the cost during your initial appointment so you can decide if you're happy to go ahead.

As mouthguards are a preventive treatment, most health funds that include dental coverage will cover the cost of replacing a custom mouthguard every year. We also offer interest-free payment plans at our Gold Coast dental clinic if you need some help breaking down the mouthguard cost into a series of instalments.

Book a mouthguard fitting on the Gold Coast

If you want the superior protection of a custom mouthguard for yourself or your child, or you want to find out more, call (07) 5575 9100 today to talk to our family dentists at Robina Town Dental. You can also send us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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