How are mouthguards made?
If you think a mouthguard sounds like a good idea, we'll first give you a complete oral health assessment to check that your teeth and gums are healthy or if there are any problems that need to be treated first.
We can then take an impression (mould) of your top teeth and send this to an off-site dental laboratory. They'll design and manufacture your custom mouthguard to be the perfect fit for your teeth. You can also choose the colour of the mouthguard, if you have a preference.
We'll call you back for a fitting appointment when your mouthguard is ready and delivered to us, usually around a week later. You can test it out and see if any adjustments need to be made, then it's ready to use whenever you need it.
What are the risks?
A custom-fitted mouthguard can prevent dental injuries or reduce their severity, making it an important preventive measure. However, a poorly-fitting mouthguard bought from a store may not offer the same level of protection, and could even cause more problems if it slips or gets lodged in your throat.
How much does a mouthguard cost?
Mouthguards are recommended by the dental industry and are usually covered in part by health funds or other benefits such as the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), if the mouthguard is for a child under 17. Some health funds cover 100% of the cost so pop in and we can give you a quote.
We'll tell you more about the costs and our insurance and payment options when you visit us for your consultation.
Find out more
Talk to our dentists at Swish Dental to find out more about mouthguards and book an appointment at your local clinic.
Call us in Everton Park on (07) 3355 1422 or in Mitchelton on (07) 3354 3341.