Dr. Kratz and our staff recommend the use of sportsguards during any physical activity where there may be contact with other participants or hard surfaces. Wearing a sportsguard can prevent serious injuries such as broken teeth, jaw fractures, cerebral hemorrhage and neck injuries. They are also effective in preventing laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks, especially for those who wear braces or other orthodontic appliances. Sportsguards may also reduce the severity and incidence of concussions.
Custom sportsguards are made from a cast of your teeth and provide the best protection, fit, and comfort. If you are in need of a sportsguard, we will ask you to come in to make a cast of your teeth. Dr. Kratz will make your sportsguard and follow up with a fitting to make sure it's a perfect fit.