Mouthguard Advice



  • My nine year old is starting rugby again, and the last time he played he had all sorts of trouble fitting the mouthguard.

    No matter how we moulded it, it kept slipping down. Any advice on how to fit it properly? Happy to spend more money if it's a quality thing, is their a place to get them fitted properly?

    I never played with one, so know nothing about them. I don't want him worrying about it falling out when he's out there.



  • @Kirwan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    My nine year old is starting rugby again, and the last time he played he had all sorts of trouble fitting the mouthguard.

    No matter how we moulded it, it kept slipping down. Any advice on how to fit it properly? Happy to spend more money if it's a quality thing, is their a place to get them fitted properly?

    I never played with one, so know nothing about them. I don't want him worrying about it falling out when he's out there.

    Coming from a professional, go to a clinical denture technician. Will cost around 50 to 80 bucks but they are vacuum fitted on a model and fit like a glove



  • If you want to try again with a shop bought one you will probably need to heat it up with hotter water than they recommend ie recently boiled and push it up high over the roots of the canine teeth. Also jnr needs to suck his cheeks in hard then drop in cold water



  • @canefan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    If you want to try again with a shop bought one you will probably need to heat it up with hotter water than they recommend ie recently boiled and push it up high over the roots of the canine teeth. Also jnr needs to suck his cheeks in hard then drop in cold water

    Thanks, have tried variations on this with no luck. What am I searching for the dental approach?



  • @Kirwan do you mean what landmarks in the mouth are you looking for?



  • If money is no object just go to the dentist. I always got mine from there and they are both effective, and barely noticeable because they fit so well. I could chat in mine no worries it was stuck to my teeth.

    In my experience you could never get a shop bought to fit perfectly, no matter the brand



  • @canefan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    @Kirwan do you mean what landmarks in the mouth are you looking for?

    Sorry, have my daughters birthday party happening around me, so not being very clear. Meant what to search for a dental technician that does that.



  • A clinical denture technician makes dentures mouthguards etc but is also able to take mouth impressions. This way you save costs because they can do the whole thing from start to finish. If you go to a dentist they will cost more because they will probably charge you for taking the impressions and fitting which is a piece of piss. Ask them if they can take impressions and make mouthguards.any more than 85 bucks in Auckland and I'd say you can do better. You in Akld?



  • @canefan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    A clinical denture technician makes dentures mouthguards etc but is also able to take mouth impressions. This way you save costs because they can do the whole thing from start to finish. If you go to a dentist they will cost more because they will probably charge you for taking the impressions and fitting which is a piece of piss. Ask them if they can take impressions and make mouthguards.any more than 85 bucks in Auckland and I'd say you can do better. You in Akld?

    Yeah, I am. This is exactly the info I was after, appreciate it



  • There are plenty of good labs. They pretty much can't fuck it up. Ask those questions you should be sweet. Ask to see samples if you feel the need. Once you get it don't leave it anywhere hot like window sills. Jnr will enjoy the improved comfort



  • @Kirwan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    @canefan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    A clinical denture technician makes dentures mouthguards etc but is also able to take mouth impressions. This way you save costs because they can do the whole thing from start to finish. If you go to a dentist they will cost more because they will probably charge you for taking the impressions and fitting which is a piece of piss. Ask them if they can take impressions and make mouthguards.any more than 85 bucks in Auckland and I'd say you can do better. You in Akld?

    Yeah, I am. This is exactly the info I was after, appreciate it

    I'm sure they'll even make it in Auckland blues colours! 😉



  • @canefan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    @Kirwan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    @canefan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    A clinical denture technician makes dentures mouthguards etc but is also able to take mouth impressions. This way you save costs because they can do the whole thing from start to finish. If you go to a dentist they will cost more because they will probably charge you for taking the impressions and fitting which is a piece of piss. Ask them if they can take impressions and make mouthguards.any more than 85 bucks in Auckland and I'd say you can do better. You in Akld?

    Yeah, I am. This is exactly the info I was after, appreciate it

    I'm sure they'll even make it in Auckland blues colours! 😉

    The boy supports the Canes 😞



  • @Kirwan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    @canefan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    @Kirwan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    @canefan said in Mouthguard Advice:

    A clinical denture technician makes dentures mouthguards etc but is also able to take mouth impressions. This way you save costs because they can do the whole thing from start to finish. If you go to a dentist they will cost more because they will probably charge you for taking the impressions and fitting which is a piece of piss. Ask them if they can take impressions and make mouthguards.any more than 85 bucks in Auckland and I'd say you can do better. You in Akld?

    Yeah, I am. This is exactly the info I was after, appreciate it

    I'm sure they'll even make it in Auckland blues colours! 😉

    The boy supports the Canes 😞

    They can do that too. Smart lad. He'll go far!



  • @Kirwan I thought this would be about Tony Johnson driving you to grinding your teeth down again.



  • @Tim said in Mouthguard Advice:

    @Kirwan I thought this would be about Tony Johnson driving you to grinding your teeth down again.

    Technicians can make bite guards too!



  • I had mine done by dentist in airforce. 17 years ago and it still fits like a glove.



  • I always had the stock standard cheap ones and they fitted perfectly...

    Bought some (@$25 ea or something??) for my kids last year, says they dont need moulding, just fit em and all good, daughters one fitted sweet, sons, nope....



  • In my day you just got your teeth knocked out



  • The boy supports the Canes 😞

    Just tell people its yellow and black for the Eden club...



  • @Hooroo said in Mouthguard Advice:

    I had mine done by dentist in airforce. 17 years ago and it still fits like a glove.

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