Shock Doctor Adult Gel Max Strapped Mouthguard (Purple)
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- Not for use with braces.
- Latex Free
- Color: Purple
- Important Fitting instructions inside
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Gel Max Mouthguard is a Gel-fit liner that custom molds to teeth for a tight, comfortable fit. It has a triple layer design with integrated breathing channel creates maximum protection, fit and comfort. The Exoskeletal shock frame is made from a heavy-duty rubber with integrated jaw pads provides maximum impact protection for the teeth, jaw and brain.
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My older son indicated that of all the gear you might want to upgrade for a child playing football, the mouthpiece may be the most important piece of equipment. There are two types of mouthpieces generally available today, i.e., a custom fit mouthpiece created by a medical or dental professional or the "boil and bite" type available at most big box stores. Obviously the ultimate in protection is the custom made mouthpiece, but that can get extremely pricey for families on a budget or for that first year of football before you know whether your child will continue to play or not. Most big box stores will sell a mouthpiece anywhere between $3-5, however these mouthpieces in my opinion provide inferior protection for full contact sports.
This mouthpiece is a nice mix of features and cost if purchased through Amazon. The Shock Doctor line of mouthpieces are built much like the custom mouthpieces my son in college gets made each year, but without the cost. Carefully read the instructions regarding boiling and preparation of the mouthpiece and you have a high quality "custom-type" mouthpiece at an "off-the-shelf" price.
If you go to any local sporting goods store this mouthpiece typically sells for around $20, significantly more than the $3-5 version available in big box stores. On Amazon we were able to purchase this high quality mouthpiece for a little more than half the price of the same item at our local sporting goods store and had the added benefit of being able to pick a mouthpiece to match the team colors.
If you are looking for a significant upgrade in protection for your child's long-term dental and brain health with a minimal increase in price, it's hard to go wrong with this product!