A sports guard is designed to protect your child’s teeth from damage while they are playing sports. Visit our office in downtown Hamilton to have your child fitted for a custom sports guard.
Why wear a sports guard?
If your child plays sports, wearing a sports guard will protect their teeth, mouth, neck, and jaw. Sports guards even provide some protection for their head, preventing concussions.
We believe sports guards are an essential piece of equipment for all sports with a risk of falls, or contact with other players or equipment.
Custom vs. Generic Sports Guards
Although generic sports guards are available for purchase at most sports stores, they are not fitted to your child’s teeth.
A custom-made dental sports guard will provide better protection and comfort because it is custom-fitted to your child’s mouth.
How are custom sports guards made?
To have a custom sports guard made, your child will need to attend two appointments at our office.
During the first appointment, our caring and skilled team will take an impression of your child’s smile which is then sent to our lab to be created.
Once the sports guard has been created, we will invite your child in for a second appointment.
During the second appointment, our team will check the sports guard to ensure it fits snugly and comfortably in your child’s mouth.
You can leave this appointment knowing your child's smile will have optimum protection while they are out having fun on the rink or the field.
Do insurance plans cover the expense of a sports guard for my child?
Some insurance plans will cover part or all of the expense of a child's custom-fitted sports guard. For more detail on your level of coverage, contact your insurance provider.
Contact our team with any questions or to book your appointment for a custom sports guard!
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