Mouth Guards

What are Mouth Guards?

When it comes to sports, mouth guards are an essential piece of athletic equipment that should be worn whenever you are on the field, as studies have shown that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to suffer from injury to the teeth. While contact sports such as boxing are high-risk sports for the mouth, you may also experience a dental injury in your sleep if you suffer from Bruxism, a sleep-related disorder that involves the grinding, clenching or gnashing of teeth.

When are mouth guards necessary?

The main reason for wearing a mouth guard or mouth protector is to minimise the effects of a concussion, neck injury and temporomandibular joint injury. They also reduce the chance of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw by cushioning your mouth and protecting it from injuries such as a blow to the face or trauma due to teeth grinding.

Typically covering the upper teeth, mouth guards are also a great way to protect the soft tissue of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.

Removable retainers can be removed easily, allowing for more efficient dental hygiene. However, they can be uncomfortable and make eating and speaking difficult. Relapse is also a common

How are mouth guards made?

Mouth guards are made from durable material for each person to fit accurately. These come in two different varieties: keystone and proform.

We create mouth guards tailored to each individual's mouth. To do this, we first need to assess your mouth and bite and take impressions and X-rays of the mouth. Then, you can choose a specific colour for your mouth guard.

The following colours are available:

  • See-through
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Black

Your final mouth guard will be fitted to ensure it is comfortable and protects all of your teeth.


Are you intrested in Mouth Guards?
Let us know, and we will assist you with setting up an appointment.

Give us a call: 021 853 7201 / Book an Appointment

What is the cost of mouth guards?

We offer fixed costs per material of mouth guards. Our prices are as follows:

  • Keystone Material - R480
  • Proform Material - R600

Caring for your mouth guard

We will always advise you on the best practices to care for your orthodontic devices during your visits. However, to ensure they maintain their longevity, it's essential to practice particular hygiene habits such as:

  • Rinsing your mouth guard after removing it
  • Brushing and rinsing daily and before inserting
  • Keeping the mouth guard dry and in its protective case when not in use

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