The mouth is one of the most commonly injured areas of the body during sporting events. This is especially true for contact sports such as basketball, football, and hockey. All athletes playing contact sports would benefit from sort of basic protection from traumatic blows to the mouth.
With advances in sports and dental technology, there are a variety of options for athletes to choose from depending on their sport. There are even guards that can help improve athletic performance by enhancing range of motion and balance.
The three types of sports mouth guards available at Studio B Smiles are:
1) Basic Sports Guard: This guard is made of an elastometeric polymer than custom fits the athlete’s mouth. It is semi-soft and helps protect against traumatic blows.
2) UnderArmour Bite: The Under Armour Bite guard comes in two options. This guard provides protection and also places the athlete’s bite in a more optimal positional for airway intake and performance enhancement. This option is ideal for the high school or weekend athlete looking for both protection and an edge on the competition. For more information about the Under Armour guards, please visit www.bitetech.com.
3) PPM Makkar Advantage: The most advanced sports mouth guard available is the PPM (or Pure Power Mouth Guard). The PPM Guard utilizes TENS neuromuscular technology to custom fit to each athlete by finding the optimal jaw relationship for performance and protection. The PPM Guard is worn by many professional athletes including NFL, NBA, PGA, MLB, NHL, NasCar, and professional surfers. The New Orleans Saints were even profiled on Monday Night Football by Jon Gruden in their use of the PPM and their road to the Super Bowl. For more information on the PPM Guard, please visit www.makkaradvantage.com.
Studio B Smiles is a certified and licensed provider for both UnderArmour and PPM Makkar Advantage mouth guards.
If you would like more information about any of the athletic mouth guards offered by Studio B Smiles, please contact our office at 480-860-0092.