SportingSmiles

SportinSmiles online manufacture of dental retainers, teeth grinding guards, sports mouthguards, and teeth whitening trays

  1. How a Retainer is Made Using Your Own Model

    How a Retainer is Made Using Your Own Model

    We have had some of our customers inquire about the way in which our Essix clear retainers are made. At Sporting Smiles, we have every confidence in our manufacturing process. We have 25+ years of experience making dental molds, retainers, guards, and whitening trays, as well as a dentist on staff to oversee the production of all of our products...
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  2. What to do if your Dental Retainer Crack?

    What to do if your Dental Retainer Crack?

    Did your retainer just crack? Clear retainers can break, that is one of the down sides of the Essix clear retainers. When removing your retainer you want to be careful not to twist the retainer. The twisting of the retainer is the most common way that a retainer can break.  Retainer is cracked. Now What? Cracked clear Dental retainer -         ...
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  3. How a Retainer is Made Using Your Own Model

    How a Retainer is Made Using Your Own Model

    Do you have an old dental model that you have laying around and want to get a clear Essix retainer made from it? We can use your own models and create you a retainer. Here is the process that a retainer will be made. We can Dental models that are made from plaster, dental stone, 3d printed models, or even...
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  4. How Long Should My Orthodontic Retainer Last?

    How Long Should My Orthodontic Retainer Last?

    This is a hard questions to answer. There is many factors that go in to determining how long the retainer will last. Care for Retainer- Essix style retainers can yellow in time if they are not cleaned on a regular basis. To prevent your retainers we recommend using a quality cleaning product like fresh guard twice a week. A cleaner...
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  5. What Are Dental Retainers Made From?

    What Are Dental Retainers Made From?

    Orthodontic retainers are devices used to prevent the teeth from shifting. They are commonly used after a dental treatment of moving or straightening the teeth has been completed. Teeth have an elastic memory and will want to move back to their original position, and dental retainers will prevent them from moving. There is 2 different types of retainer material: Hawley...
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  6. Grind Teeth and Need a Retainer?

    Grind Teeth and Need a Retainer?

    Do you grind your teeth at night (bruxism), but also need a retainer to keep your teeth straight? This is a question that we are commonly asked.  There is a few solutions to this problem, and you need to pick which one would work best for you. Hard Night Guard and a Retainer: The primary function of a night guard...
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  7. How long will a Teeth Night Grinding Guard Last?

    How long will a Teeth Night Grinding Guard Last?

    We get asked this question often, and it’s hard to give an exact answer. We use the analogy of a pair of running shoes and an Olympic athlete. A standard pair of running shoes might last the typical person a couple years, but an Olympic athlete only a couple months. If you are a severe grinding\clencher the lifespan of the...
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  8. How to get a replacement retainer

    How to get a replacement retainer

    Did your dental retainer crack, break, or is lost? If you lost your retainer you don’t want to put off getting a replacement retainer. Your teeth can start to shift without a retainer being worn. If your retainer is cracked or broken you want to continue to try to wear it if possible while ordering a new retainer. You can...
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  9. Do You want to Guest Blog?

    Do You want to Guest Blog?

    Are you looking to guest blog for SportingSmiles. Send us an email at [email protected] and let us know a little about your self and the topic you are looking to blog about.
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  10. Type of Mouthguards NBA Pros use.

    Type of Mouthguards NBA Pros use.

    Basketball is the number one sport for maxillofacial injuries. This is why you are seeing star NBA players like LeBron James and Stephen Curry wearing mouthguards. Curry MouthGuard Basketball is more prone to facial injuries due to hand or elbows contact or players colliding with each other. It is not uncommon for two athletes to fight for a rebound and...
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