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Mouthguards come in many different shapes and forms. Mouthguards protect the teeth and gums of athletes participating in contact sports. Nightguards help protect the surface of your teeth when you grind them during your sleep. No matter what mouthguard you require, custom-fit guards are the most recommended as they fit your bite perfectly, offering the best protection and comfort. Unfortunately, custom mouthguards from your dentist can be expensive. The good news is you don’t have to go through your dentist to get high quality, custom-fit mouthguards.
How Your Dentist Makes Your Mouthguard
When you go to your dentist for a mouthguard, your visit starts with an impression. Your dentist uses a putty mold to make an impression of your teeth and bite. This impression is then used to make a stone cast of your teeth. At this point, the dentist’s work is done. He sends it out to a dental lab that uses the mold to make your mouthguard. Once complete, they send it back to your dentist and you come in to pick it up.
Because your dentist charges for his time and material to make the mold, as well as his costs for the dental lab, the average cost for a mouthguard from the dentist can range between $300-$1,100. You will have to make two appointments with the dentist and take time out of your schedule to get the mouthguard you need, often costing you time off work as well.
But a mouthguard doesn’t have to cost a fortune!!! Visit SportingSmiles today to learn more about our custom-fit mouthguards.
How SportingSmiles Makes Your Mouthguard
When you buy a mouthguard through SportingSmiles, you are getting the same exact high-quality custom guard that you would get from your dentist, only at a fraction of the price.
With our process, we send out a patented self-impression kit for you to make the mold of your teeth in the comfort of your own home. We offer detailed instructions and videos to make the process easier. Once you have the mold made, you return it to us using the prepaid shipping label and our laboratory technician creates your mouthguard in our dental lab. This dental lab is just like the one your dentist uses.
Because there is no charge for a dentist making the mold and processing the order, SportingSmiles is able to offer mouthguards at much lower prices. Our athletic mouthguards range in price from $65-$90 and our teeth grinding guards range from $75-$95. For hundreds of dollars less, you can have the same mouthguard that you would get from your dentist office, without having to take the time off work.
The Savings Really Add Up!!
Something to consider when it comes to mouthguards is that it is not a one-time purchase. Mouthguards do not last forever. In general, athletic mouthguards need replacing every season or every six months when necessary. Grinding guard replacement depends on the type of guard and the severity of your grinding.
Consider this, you have a sports mouthguard that you need to replace every six months. If you get your guard from the dentist at $300, that means you are spending $600 a year for your mouthguard. In contrast, if you purchase the same custom-fit mouthguard through SportingSmiles at $65, your yearly cost is $130. That’s a huge savings year after year.
Protecting your teeth is important! But it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. For more information on how SportingSmiles can provide you with custom-fit mouthguards at a fraction of the price, visit our Athletic Mouth Guards or Teeth Grinding Guards pages today. We look forward to working with you and helping to protect your smile!