Dental Mouth Guards from Arnica and OPRO
What are custom fit mouthguards?
Made-to-measure to fit perfectly
Custom-fit mouthguards, or gumshields are designed to fit your mouth perfectly and form a protective layer to ensure that your teeth and gums are protected against impact and damage.
Why do we need them?
To prevent severe tooth damage or loss due to impact
A blow to the lower face could seriously damage your teeth and gums. A mouthguard will act like a shock absorber, reducing the effect of the blow and preventing or vastly reducing any injury.
Each of us has a different shaped mouth. A generic, poorly-fitting mouthguard does not provide enough protection from damage, whereas a custom-fit mouthguard is much more comfortable and effective as they are designed to fit our particular mouth shape.
Local sportsmen and women choose Arnica custom-fit OPRO mouthguards because they are fitted by experienced dentists who will:
- Look for any irregularities that could affect the wearing of your gumshield
- Take an accurate impression of your teeth and gums using a soft, malleable material called alginate which is then used to manufacture a perfect-fit mouthguard
- Adjust your impression to account for any irregularity before it is sent off to OPRO
- If required we make minor adjustments to your mouthguard so it fits perfectly
England men’s and women’s rugby and hockey teams
If you do a contact sport or another activity that could cause impact to the mouth then a custom-fit mouthguard is highly recommended.
A custom-fit mouthguard is especially important for young players and children who have softer and more sensitive teeth and gums.
There are several alternative options to custom-fit mouthguards including the self-impression mouthguards and ‘boil and bite’ gumshields but these are not nearly as protective, effective or comfortable to wear.
Why a custom-fitted mouthguard?
It fits perfectly, stays in place and is comfortable. For the mouthguard to be unique to you, and to provide the greatest degree of fit, comfort and protection, you will need to have an impression taken of your teeth and gums.
Personalised with your name
Because your mouthguard is unique to you it comes with your name and unique reference number on the underside, which means it can be returned to you if lost.
Warranty and care
OPRO custom-fit mouthguards come with a warranty, a sturdy case, and care and wearing instructions.
Replacements if lost
If you lose or damage your mouthguard, you can easily reorder another using the reference number on the case. OPRO will keep the ‘models’ for a maximum of 6 months.