Mouth Guards Overview
Preserving the smiles of patients at every stage in life is very important to our team at PDADental. Whether you and your family play professional sports or engage in physical activity just for fun, custom athletic mouth guards are a great way to protect your teeth, jaw, jaw joints, and gums. Mouth guards are made of a sturdy resin material and help to protect your oral tissues should your mouth, jaw, or face get bumped or hit during sports. If you or your loved ones play football, basketball, or even noncontact sports, you run the risk of oral strain and injuries. Partner with our expert dentists to help keep your family's smiles safe. Get in touch with our practice in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, NY to schedule your custom mouth guard consultation.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Children and adults of any age who play or engage in sporting activities can greatly lessen their risk of oral trauma or jaw injuries with an athletic mouth guard. Custom-crafted for each individual to fit comfortably in the mouth, athletic appliances sit between the upper and lower arches to cover and protect the teeth and gum tissues. When compared with commercial boil-and-bite appliances, custom mouth guards from PDADental offer a better fit and longer duration. Athletic mouth guards help protect the integrity of your teeth, gums, jawbone, jaw joints, and restorations, like crowns, veneers, fillings, and implants, against damage and injury during sporting activities. We partner with a professional dental lab to create custom athletic mouth guards of high-quality materials for a comfortable and secure fit. Wearing a mouth guard is essential for anyone participating in an activity where injury to the mouth may occur, including hockey, basketball, football, wrestling, boxing, martial arts, baseball, weight lifting, yoga, and track and field.
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"I worked with Dr. Steven Ritholtz for more than 3 years. My teeth misalignment case was a lot severe and was a challenging assignment for Dr. Steven. But we persevered and after almost 3.5 years, I can say with certainty we are able to achieve closer to 90 percent perfection. I will be going on retainers but intend to maintain a life long relationship with PDA Dental. I highly recommend working with Dr. Steven for his professionalism and in-depth expertise"- V.A. / Yelp / Jun 19, 2020
"I went through the Invisalign treatment with Dr Steven Ritholtz and couldn’t be happier with the results. Extremely professional, helpful and accommodating throughout the whole thing. I’d highly recommend Steven and his team to anyone looking to try Invisalign or in need of a Dentist."- D.M. / Yelp / Jun 18, 2020
"I had a fantastic Invisalign experience with Dr. Steven Ritholtz. He and the staff very knowledgeable with addressing any and all questions and overall made the process so easy. Appointments were fast and we were always syncing up on progress and how the treatment was going. Great, friendly bedside manner and a pleasure to visit with for each appointment. Highly recommended. Thanks for the new smile, Dr. Ritholtz!"- T.O. / Google / Jun 18, 2020
What to Expect with Mouth Guards
When you visit PDADental for your consultation, one of our experienced general dentists will evaluate your mouth and talk with you about your needs. An impression of your upper and lower arches will then be taken, which our partner dental lab will use to fabricate your custom mouth guard. We work with the highest quality materials and can often personalize your mouth guard with a color combination of your choice. Before you leave, we will schedule a visit for you about 1 – 2 weeks later for you to have your appliance fitted. At this appointment, our team will ensure your guard feels comfortable and secure and provide instructions on how to care for your sports appliance.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
Mouth guards offer great protection for your oral health and smile when worn during sports games, practices, or any athletic activities. Without this protection, your teeth, gums, and jaw are at significant risk for injury. We have treated many emergency cases resulting from injuries sustained when mouth guards are not worn and encourage you to wear your athletic mouth guard whenever necessary. Custom mouth guards made from high-quality acrylic can last for serval years when cleaned, stored, and cared for in the best way. Please be sure to bring your appliance with you to your routine dental exam and cleaning appointments at PDADental so that our team can evaluate its fit and integrity and ensure it is still protecting your smile properly.
Mouth Guards Insurance Coverage
Dental insurance may offer limited coverage for custom athletic mouth guards in some cases. Before we take impressions for your appliance, we will talk with your provider and then discuss any anticipated costs for your care. PDADental offers a range of payment choices, including special patient financing with CareCredit®, to make covering any out-of-pocket costs convenient for your family.
Custom Mouth Guards
Bring safety and protection to the smiles of those you love most with athletic mouth guards. Custom made for patients of every age, sports appliances can guard against oral injury and damage when engaging in contact and noncontact physical activities. For personalized family dentistry you can count on, contact PDADental in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, NY and schedule your mouth guard consultation today.