Why Custom Mouth Guards?

When it comes to protecting your teeth during sports or other physical activities, no one-size-fits-all solution exists. This is why custom mouthguards are becoming increasingly popular and one of the reasons we’ve always recommended them here at Facing the Future Orthodontics. We make them specifically for each patient, providing the highest level of comfort and protection. Unlike store-bought versions, our custom mouthguards offer a snug fit, ensuring they stay in place no matter how intense your activity can get.

Protect Your Smile

A smile is one of the first things people notice about you. It’s a reflection of your personality, your mood, and your health. Keeping your smile safe should be a top priority, especially if you’re involved in any form of physical activity where there’s a chance of a knock or fall. A custom mouthguard is your best defense against potential dental injuries. It spreads the impact of any blow, reducing the risk of chipped or broken teeth, cuts to the lips and mouth, or even jaw injuries.

Mouthguards: Your Brain’s Best Friend

Concussions can be a serious problem for athletes of all ages, but there’s one simple way to reduce your risk: wear a mouth guard.

Mouth guards are more than just tooth protectors. They can also help prevent concussions by absorbing the impact of a blow to the jaw. This is because mouthguards cushion the jaw and keep it from slamming into the skull. When your jaw hits your skull, it can send a shockwave through your brain, which can lead to a concussion. But a mouth guard can help soften that blow and protect your brain.

Of course, no mouthguard can completely prevent a concussion. But studies have shown that mouthguards can reduce the risk of concussion by up to 50%. So if you’re serious about protecting your brain, wearing a mouth guard is a must.

Here’s a fun way to think about it:

Imagine your brain is a delicate egg. Your skull is the eggshell, and your mouth guard is the egg carton. If you drop an egg without an egg carton, it’s more likely to crack. But if you put the egg in an egg carton, it’s much less likely to break.

The same is true for your brain. If you don’t wear a mouth guard, your brain is more likely to be damaged by a blow to the jaw. But if you wear a mouthguard, your brain is much less likely to be injured.

So next time you’re playing sports, be sure to wear your mouthguard. It’s the best way to protect your brain and keep your head in the game.

Fun fact: Did you know that the first mouthguard was invented in 1892 by a dentist named Philip C. Chamberlain? Chamberlain was a big boxing fan, and he was concerned about the number of boxers who were suffering from dental injuries. So he invented a mouthguard to protect their teeth.

Mouthguards have come a long way since then, and they’re now used by athletes of all ages and skill levels. So if you’re serious about protecting your brain and teeth, be sure to wear a mouth guard.

Quality Assured: Made in Office

At Facing the Future Orthodontics, we take pride in crafting high-quality custom mouthguards. We believe that the best way to ensure quality is to control the process from start to finish. This is why our custom mouthguards are made in our office. The process begins with a detailed scan of your teeth. This scan is then used to mold your custom mouth guard, ensuring a perfect fit. The result is a mouthguard that offers superior protection, comfort, and durability.

Invest in Your Dental Health

Investing in a custom mouthguard is an investment in your overall dental health. It might seem like an unnecessary expense, especially when there are cheaper alternatives available. However, a custom mouthguard is designed to provide superior protection. It can help prevent serious dental injuries that can lead to costly treatments down the line. So, while it might cost more upfront, a custom mouthguard can save you money in the long run by preventing expensive dental treatments.


Custom mouthguards are an essential piece of protective equipment for anyone involved in physical activities, especially contact sports. They offer a level of protection that off-the-shelf mouthguards simply cannot match. Made in our office, they are crafted to perfectly fit your mouth, providing comfort as well as protection.

So, protect your smile, invest in your dental health, and consider getting a custom mouth guard today. We create custom mouthguards for athletes in both our East Hampton and Riverhead offices.