A sports guard protects your child’s teeth from damage while playing sports.
While generic sports guards are available at sports stores, these will not fit properly to your child’s teeth and are less effective and comfortable than a custom made sports guard, which is fitted exactly to your child’s mouth to provide optimal protection and comfort.
Why is a sports guard important for a child to wear?
If your child plays sports, wearing a sports guard will protect their teeth, mouth, neck, and jaw. Sports guards can even provide some protection for their head and help to prevent concussions.
At River Oaks Dental, we believe that sports guards should be an essential piece of children’s equipment for all sports with a risk of falls or contact with other players or equipment.
How is a custom sports guard made?
Your child will need to attend two short appointments at our office to have a custom sports guard created.
During the first appointment, our caring and experienced team will take an impression of your child’s teeth.
The impressions will be sent to our lab where the sports guard will be created.
When the sports guard has been created, we will need to see your child for a second appointment.
During the second appointment, we will check the sports guard to ensure it fits snugly and is comfortable to wear.
You will leave this appointment with a custom fitted sports guard that will provide optimum protection for your child’s smile while she is out having fun on the rink or the field.
Will my insurance plan cover the expense of a sports guard for my child?
Many insurance plans will cover some or all of the expense of a children's sports guard. We suggest you contact your insurance provider to discuss whether your insurance will cover some or all of this cost.