A custom-made sports guard is made to exactly fit your child’s smile. It will protect your child’s teeth from damage while they are playing sports.
Why is a custom-made sports guard better than any other sports guard?
While generic sports guards are available at most sports stores, a custom-made dental sports guard is fitted exactly to your child’s mouth to provide optimal protection and comfort.
Why does my child need to wear a sports guard?
At Fort Malden Dentistry, we believe every child involved in sports with a risk of falling or contact with other players or equipment should wear a custom-made sports guard while engaging in their sport. Many dental professionals believe this dental appliance should be considered a critical piece of equipment for many sports.
Besides providing excellent protection for the teeth and mouth, proper use of a custom-made sports guard provides children with protection for their head, neck and jaw. As well, custom-made sports guards can even help to prevent concussions.
How will the custom-made sports guard be fitted to my child’s smile?
Custom-made sports guards are created and fitted over the course of two short appointments. At the first brief appointment, our caring team will take an impression of your child’s upper and lower teeth. These impressions are sent to our in-office lab, where they will be used to construct the custom-made sports guard to fit exactly to your child’s smile. At the second appointment, our skilled team will fit the sports guard to your child’s smile, ensuring that it fits snugly and is comfortable to wear. You will leave this appointment with a custom-fitted sports guard, which will provide optimal protection for your child while they are out having fun on the rink or field.
Will my dental insurance plan cover the cost of a custom-made sports guard?
It depends. Many insurance plans will cover some or all of the cost of a custom-made sports guard. However, every plan is different. If you would like to discuss what your insurance plan would cover, contact our helpful team or your insurance provider directly.
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