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by Deborah Lundin
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Athletic mouth guards protect your teeth during recreational or competitive sports. While over-the-counter mouth guards are available, they can be uncomfortable and do not provide the ideal amount of protection.

Custom made athletic mouth guards mold to your teeth, providing exceptional comfort and added protection.

Light Contact Custom Mouth Guards

At SportingSmiles, our light contact custom mouth guards are 3mm (.04in) thick and come in a variety of different colors and designs. Designed for light contact sports, such as soccer, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball. These mouth guards provide just the right amount of protection for any sports that don’t involve sticks or direct facial contact.

Contact Sports Require Additional Protection

Our custom contact sports mouth guards are a dual laminate 6mm thick positive pressure formed guard. We create this guard using a 3mm colored laminate with a 3mm clear laminate, imbedding graphics between the layers. This is the same type of athletic mouth guard that you see professional athletes using. Designed for contact sports such as hockey, football, karate, and MMA, this mouth guard provides excellent protection. So, if you’re looking for maximum protection, a positive pressure dual laminate guard is for you.

Creating Custom Mold in the Comfort of Your Own Home

We create our mouth guards using an exact impression of your teeth. This allows for the most comfortable fit and best protection available. Our athletic mouth guard construction occurs in our own in-house full-time laboratory with a technician with 15+ years of experience, under the direct supervision of a dentist with 30+ years experience.

We offer our cutting-edge impression technology that enables customers to take fully accurate self-impressions in the comfort of their own homes. In 2011 we designed, and later patented, the world’s first dual-arch adjustable dental impression tray that adjusts to all mouth sizes. The tray works for both upper and lower teeth. This new tray changed the way that you make dental impressions. No more costly dental visits. This new technology enables us to keep the costs down and pass the savings on to you.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it hard to make the impressions at home?

We’ve helped thousands of people successfully make their at-home impressions using our kit. Because everyone’s mouth is different, it’s important to have an impression tray that adjusts. In 2011 we patented our adjustable tray to make it even easier to get a perfect impression.

We include an extra set of impression material, just in case. You’ll want to watch the video and make sure you’ve got everything prepared properly. But in our experience, making the impression at home is much easier than scheduling an appointment, driving across town, sitting in a waiting room, and spending hundreds of extra dollars to have your orthodontist do this for you.

How Long Does It Take to get my retainers?

As soon as your impression is received, it will take approximately 10 business days before your new appliance is completed and shipped. International shipping can be a lengthy process. Please be patient when ordering internationally.

Can I use my FSA debit card or HSA card?

Yes, you can use your Flexible spending account or HSA account on our website. You can use it as a normal credit card. If your FSA or HSA requires a more detailed invoice please let SportingSmiles know and we can email you one.

What if I mess up on my impression?

If the impression material hardens or the impression doesn’t come out well contact us and we will send you out a replacement putty free of charge, the tray is reusable. If the kit is sent in and the impression(s) were bad it would be a $15 charge to cover shipping you another impression kit to you.

Are your products BPA Free?

Yes! All our products (retainers, night guards, teeth whitening trays, and mouthguards) are BPA, BPS, DEHP, and latex-free

What is the impression putty made from?

VPS (Vinyl Polysiloxane). The putty is FDA approved and the MSDS is available on request.

Why is SportingSmiles so much cheaper than my dentist?

To purchase a typical retainer in the past, your dentist would have to take an impression at his office and send it out to a dental laboratory for construction. This requires using valuable office time which needs to be incorporated into the price of the guard. Because we operate our laboratory and are using a self-impression method we can dramatically reduce the cost of your retainer.

To learn more about athletic mouth guards, check out some of these blogs from the experts at SportingSmiles:

What is the Difference Between Mouthguards?
Prevent Chewing on Your Sports Mouthguard
Mouthguard for Basketball – What do the NBA Pros Use?
Do You Need a Mouthguard?
Athletic Mouthguards Reduce Dental and Head Trauma