Have you ever thought about wearing custom-made mouthguards? These are not only for athletes. They can be used by non-athletics to correct involuntary or voluntary tooth clenching, which is most often at night. If you are going to be involved in any physical activity that could cause serious trauma to your teeth and gums, you may use them. In the event of a collision, you will likely chip your pearly whites or cause them to give up completely.
A custom mouthguard can vary from one another depending on its cost and type. Disposables are the most affordable and common type that can be found in sports and drug stores. Also known as ready-made mouthguards, this is the disposable type. It is available in small, medium, and large sizes. Once used, it can be quickly thrown out. This disposable feature is due to the substandard materials that were used in its manufacture.
However, some buyers choose to keep it and use it instead of throwing it out to make the most of their money. According to dentists, this type of protection will only cause discomfort and provide minimal protection for anyone who wears it. It is still affordable and readily available over-the-counter, which is why many people purchase it.
The custom mouthguard is the exact opposite of the first. It is more expensive and only available after a dentist has done an assessment and measured the mouth. The dentist will create a mixture of putty and water that will be used to make the impression.
To create the impression, the patient will need to bite down on the putty mixture. This will be the mold of the plaster that the dentist would use to make the appliance. This type takes time to create and it also takes time to wear out. The appliance is molded to the exact dimensions of the patient using durable and authentic materials. This ensures that it will not wear quickly.