1SFG (A) Combatives Instructor : Jason Palacios
Custom vs. Boil and Bite Mouthguard
By: Jason Palacios
Custom Fit Mouthguard
Custom fit mouthguards provide the best fit and protection possible for MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, or any other combat sport that involves a mouthguard. When purchasing a custom-fit mouthguard you’ll receive a mouthguard designed specifically for your mouth and teeth. Creating a custom mouth guard isn’t as hard as it sounds, usually the company creating your custom mouthguard will send you a kit in the mail with instructions detailing what to do.
The typical process takes a few weeks, this includes creating an impression of your teeth then sending that impression back to the company that sent you the kit. You then wait for specialists to create your perfect mouthguard. Alternatively you can visit a dentist to get a mold created of your mouth.
– Perfect fit mouthguard for your mouth
– Amazing protection; your mouthguard won’t fall out
– Breathing and speaking is much easier with a custom fit mouthguard
– Significantly more expensive than boil and bite