Dr. Hamer Cares About Your Smile!
Custom Mouthguards to Youth Athletes to Help Prevent Concussions and Dental Injuries
Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics is pleased to provide young athletes in the community with free, custom mouthguards. We offer free custom mouth guard fitting to all new patients who scheduled a complimentary consultation at our office!
In addition, we hold special events throughout the year where we extend this service to our entire community!
WHY WEAR A CUSTOM MOUTHGUARD?
One of the best ways to prevent injury and save thousands of dollars in dental work is to wear a properly fitted mouthguard while playing sports. Athletic mouthguards are simple pieces of protective gear that help protect the teeth and mouth from significant damage. Mouthguards are available for purchase at most sporting good and retail stores, however, they rarely fit as they should and they do not provide optimal protection. Standard retail options are more cheaply produced and wear down much quicker. In fact, studies suggest that athletes who wear over-the-counter mouthguards are twice as likely to suffer concussions as those who use custom- fitted versions.
Custom-made mouthguards are the best option for protecting teeth and reducing the concussions, as they are created for specifically each athlete’s unique needs. The Hamer Orthodontic team considers many factors, including age, sport, and dental history when designing a custom mouthguard.