Premier Orthodontics

Free Custom Mouthguard For Your Child

  • ​Is your child between the ages of 8 and 18?
  • Does your child participate in a youth sport?
  • Is the youth sport located in Maricopa or Pinal County?

Then you qualify for a FREE Custom Athletic Mouthguard for your child!

LEARN MORE ABOUT PREMIER ORTHODONTICS' YOUTH SPORTS MOUTHGUARD PROGRAM

WHY YOUR CHILD'S TEETH ARE IN DANGER WHEN PLAYING SPORTS

Did you know that the teeth and mouth injuries are the most common type of injury in youth sports?

39% of all dental injuries are sports related. Children and teens who participate in contact sports are at risk for:
  • Injuries to the teeth
  • Trauma to the lips, cheeks, or tongue
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries

While it’s impossible to control what happens on the court or on the field once the game begins…

…parents should do everything they can to prevent injury before the game begins.

Injuries to the teeth and mouth can require…
  • Initial repair of any dental injury (which can be painful and costly)
  • Subsequent procedures throughout your child's life to restore the damaged teeth
  • Days, weeks, or even months missed from work (for you) and school (for your child)

Many of these sports injuries can be avoided with the right mouthguard. 

A 2018 study from the American Dental Association has show that mouthguard users to be 82%-93% less likely to suffer dentofacial injuries than non-users. 

WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF MOUTHGUARD FOR YOUR CHILD?

Not all mouthguards are created equal.

While many parents might think any guard is “better than nothing,”… 

…most mouthguards you can find in a store are as ineffective as no mouthguard at all. 

In fact, only one kind of mouthguard (a fully customized mouthguard) offers your child the highest durability and longest-lasting protection. 

Here’s why:

Off-The-Shelf Mouthguard
You’ll find them at every sporting goods store and drug store, but these also tend to be the least effective form of protection. Why?
  • The fit is molded and set before it even hits the shelves, so it will never be a 100% match to your child’s mouth.
  • Anything less than a perfect fit will cause discomfort, which means there's a better chance your child won't actually wear it.
  • Your child must clench down on off-the-shelf guards for them to stay in, restricting your child’s ability to breathe or talk during gameplay. It also leaves their jaw sore from prolonged tightening.
Boil-And-Bite Mouthguard

Also readily available, this form of mouthguard sets in hot water before going in your child’s mouth to set the mold shape. While slightly more effective than the off-the-shelf guards, this mold is ultimately not a sustainable or reliable choice.

  • Your child must “bite” down hard on the guard to shape it, causing it to thin out and offer little shock protection.
  • Repetitive pressure on these guards cause them to wear out within three months of regular use.
  • If you or your child forget to replace in time, it will quickly become as ineffective as having no guard at all.
Custom Mouthguard

Only available from trained dental professionals. These are the best fitting, most comfortable, and provide the best protection possible. 

Most college and professional athletes use this type of mouthguard. 
  • By taking a 3D scan of your child's upper teeth, this mouthguard will fit your child's mouth exactly. No pain or discomfort.
  • Every mouthguard is made of high-quality, resistant material that is meant to hold up season after season
  • ​Due to their durability and quality, a custom mouthguard is the most expensive form of mouthguard (usually costing up to $250)

HOW OUR FREE MOUTHGUARD PROGRAM WORKS

1. Register For Your Free Mouthguard

Click the button below to fill out the registration form and request a dental scanning appointment. A scheduling coordinator will be in touch within 2-3 days to help schedule your child for a free scanning appointment at any of our 7 locations.

2. Schedule Your Child For a Free Dental Scanning Appointment

The scanning appointment will only take about 15 minutes total. The actual scanning will cause no discomfort and is completely safe (radiation-free). 

Best of all, you and your child can see the 3D rendering of your child’s teeth as a little preview of what the customized mouthguard will be shaped like when it’s done. 

Before, during and after the appointment, our trained team members will answer any questions you or your child may have.

3. Pick Up Your Child's Custom Mouthguard at Our Office

After about 10 business days, a scheduling coordinator will contact you and notify you that your child’s mouthguard is ready. 

Come with your child to the office and have it personally fitted by a member of the Premier Orthodontics team. 

We make sure your child feels 100% confident with the feel of their guard before heading to their next game. 

how do i know if my child needs a scan-and-customize athletic mouthguard?

If your child plays a contact sport of any kind (or a sport with even the potential of contact), customized athletic mouthguards will be the greatest protector against dangerous injuries and costly treatments down the line.

Soccer Players

Mouthguards for soccer can reduce mouth injuries and protects against concussions.

Basketball Players

Protect teeth from accidental collisions with elbows and falls to the floor.

Football Players

Reduce the risk of concussions and other traumatic brain injury.

Martial Arts and Boxing

No child should participate in any form of combat sport without a custom mouthguard.

Hockey Players

Protect teeth from pucks, hockey stick, and collisions with walls and other players.

IS THERE A CATCH?

Dr. Dustin & Tyler Coles

No, there is no catch!

Premier Orthodontics is offering free custom athletics mouthguards to every child-athlete in Maricopa and Pinal counties who needs one. 

This is just another way in which we work to serve the community, and we’re happy to do it. We live here and our kids participate in youth sports too, so we’re always looking for ways to support our local community. 

YOUR CHILD IS IN GREAT HANDS

We have years of experience creating Scan-And-Customize athletic mouthguards for student athletes and professionals, like these three members of the Arizona Cardinals! 

With cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art equipment and award-winning staff members, we have become some of the most trusted names in mouthguard creation throughout greater Phoenix area.

Aaron Francisco #47 DB

Elie Bouka #30 DB

Ifeanyi Momah #80 TE

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