Stock mouthguards are the most common type. They’re usually made from hard plastic and available in various colors. These mouthguards are the least expensive option. However, they’re often bulky and can be uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time.
Custom mouthguards are made from a variety of materials. They can be made from hard plastic, silicone, or a combination of both.
Custom mouthguards are more expensive than stock mouthguards, but they’re also more comfortable and versatile. Many athletes choose to get custom mouthguards because of their comfort and performance benefits.
This type of mouthguard features several pieces that snap together to form a protective shield over the teeth. Like custom mouthguards, they can be made from a variety of materials.
Boil and Bite Mouth Protectors (Boil and Bite)
Boil and Bite mouth protectors are custom mouthguards that feature two pieces. The first is a soft material that can be boiled in water until soft and then bitten into to create a mold of the teeth. Once you’re done molding it in your mouth, you have a limited amount of time for it to set before you can bite into it and make an impression on the teeth. When the mold is finished setting, the second piece is made from a hard material and snaps around the teeth to provide support and protect the teeth from damage.
The best way to choose a mouthguard is to speak with us. We can help you decide which type of mouthguard is best for your needs and provide you with a variety of options so you can make an informed decision.