Mouth Guards Overview
Dr. Tuan (Anthony) Ly and his staff at Made Ya Smile know our patients frequently participate in a variety of sports, which is why we offer custom mouth guards for children and adults of every age in Missouri City, TX. If you or a member of your family participate in contact or non-contact sports such as football, baseball, boxing, hockey, skating, or track and field, you risk damage or oral injury. Instead, custom mouth guards can help you enjoy your favorite activities for years to come without placing strain on your teeth and jaw. If you want to protect the integrity of your smile and benefit from a personalized mouth guard, reach out to our friendly team to schedule a consultation.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Custom mouth guards protect the teeth, jaw, and gums of athletes and minimize the chance you will damage your smile during a game. While drugstore boil-and-bite mouth guards are common, professionally made appliances are made from high-quality materials and personalized for your needs. Dr. Ly can help you effectively cover your teeth and gum tissues if you participate in activities such as football, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, and more. They are also recommended for patients with restorations such as crowns and bridges or traditional metal braces and want to protect the investment they made in time and money. This is because injury to the mouth can cause serious issues such as broken or chipped teeth or restorations, knocked-out teeth, and more.
What to Expect with Mouth Guards
Athletic mouth guards are custom made for each patient at Made Ya Smile, so we will begin with a thorough evaluation of your teeth and jaw along with discussing the sports you play. Dr. Ly uses this information to determine which mouth guard is best for your needs and requirements. To make a model of your teeth, our team will take impressions of your lower and upper arches, then send these models to a lab for construction. This dental appliance is made from top-quality acrylic or another material. Some patients may be able to customize their mouth guard with the color of their choice. Once the final product is made, Made Ya Smile will confirm that it fits properly in your mouth and make any adjustments as needed.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
To protect your smile while playing a contact sport, it's important to wear your mouth guard during every game and practice session. Made Ya Smile has treated many dental injuries over the years resulting from accidents where children and adults were not wearing their mouth guards. When worn as instructed by our staff, mouth guards are your first and best line of defense in caring for your teeth and gums. These dental appliances are easy to clean and care for, lasting for a few years or more if taken care of properly. Dr. Ly typically recommends that your mouth guard is stored in a safe plastic case when not in use. You should also remember to bring your mouth guard to your regular cleanings and dental examinations so we can create a new one if needed.
Mouth Guards Insurance Coverage
During your consultation, Dr. Ly will review one of several options for custom mouth guards, which may be covered based on your individual dental insurance plan. Our administrative or financial team will reach out to your provider to see what costs can be covered. Made Ya Smile wants you to get the preventive dental care you need, so we accept many forms of payment at our clinic, including low-cost in-office financing and third-party financing solutions.
Custom Mouth Guards
Custom mouth guards will help families keep their smiles protected when playing contact and non-contact sports. Made Ya Smile offers personalized consultations with Dr. Ly to determine the best mouth guard for your unique needs and requirements. Defend your teeth and gums and reduce your risk of future injuries to the teeth, mouth, and gums. To get started on your custom mouth guard, contact our office in Missouri City, TX for more information.