Dr. Theodore offers night guards and sports guards made of special plastic, molded to fit the exact shape and contour of your teeth for a snug, custom fit.

Custom Sports Mouth Guards

Chicago Dentist Dr. Irene Theodore offers custom sports mouthguards Mouth guards are commonly worn during physical activity to protect the teeth from trauma. Sports like soccer, lacrosse, hockey, football and basketball often require the participant to wear a mouth guard. The mouth guard also protects not only the teeth from forceful blows, but the soft tissues such as the tongue, lip, or cheek lining, which could be bitten during certain maneuvers.

Custom Teeth Grinding Night Guards

Night guards, as the name indicates, are worn at night while the patient sleeps. These are commonly worn to prevent teeth grinding or teeth clenching. A night guard may be incorporated into a TMJ treatment plan to protect the teeth from damage. The night guard can help to stabilize the bite during sleep and alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorders, including headaches. Dr. Irene Theodore will help you decide if a sports guard or night guard is right for you. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth which will be used to create a custom fit guard. You may be able to choose from a variety of colors and styles.

How Long Does a Mouth Guard Last?

Most mouth guards and night guards last between 3 to 10 years. For younger patients, guards may need to be replaced more frequently to accommodate the growth of new teeth.