January 13, 2008 at 3:25 am #30544
We are getting ready to start sparring once a week and I am going to need some protection
Which mouth guards have you used and what are your opinions on them?
I am looking at a Shock Doctor but not sure on which model.
There is also the issue that I have a serious overbite so I’m not sure how this would affect what I buy.
The most expensive model is not always the best option obviously but I’m looking for max protection and comfort.January 13, 2008 at 4:24 am #60249mara-jadeMember
I’ve seen them at Academy. I don’t remember the brand we got but you place the mouthguard in really hot water for a few seconds so they’re soft enough to shape them to your mouth. Mine have definitely saved me a few times.thumbsupJanuary 13, 2008 at 4:53 am #60254mara-jadeMember
Ah, ok I went over to Academy. The ones you’re talking about don’t look like mine.
Geez, how many models are there? There’s only a few on Academy but on Amazon there’s a bunchJanuary 13, 2008 at 4:59 am #60256
I have the Shock Doctor mouthpiece. They vary in styles according to which level of dental insurance coverage they guarantee… mine is the one that covers up to $12,500 of dental coverage if something goes wrong.
As for the overbite, the one piece guards force your teeth to be aligned, so it might seem uncomfortable at first. Supposedly, it’s for proper jaw alignment I think. I don’t have any experience with the two piece models, but the discomfort went away. Just follow the directions if you get the ones you have to dip in hot water. I had to “re-do” mine a couple times before I got it right.January 13, 2008 at 6:17 am #60263guerriereMember
Your dentist might be able to make something custom. That would be pricey, but still cheaper than repairing broken teeth.January 13, 2008 at 6:19 am #60264
Re: Mouthguardsquote Guerriere:
I have a Navy dentist but you may be right on that.
I’ll have to check out my dentist on Monday and see if they can make one or not.January 13, 2008 at 6:33 am #60267
I thought the same thing, but my dentist wanted to know more about Shock Doctor for his son who was about to start playing sports.January 13, 2008 at 7:29 am #60271cjs-dadKeymaster
They send you something to make an impression of your mouthJanuary 13, 2008 at 7:34 am #60272
Those things are priced $678 to $2100.
I think they should come free with all krav memberships.
Safety first! thumbsupJanuary 13, 2008 at 7:51 am #60274
Re: Mouthguardsquote CJs Dad:
OMG those are E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E.January 13, 2008 at 8:12 am #60277giant-killerMember
I think Dave Famili, dentist and NTC teacher can make those custom-fitting mouth pieces. Don’t know how much they are, though, probably a few hundred.
GiantkillerJanuary 13, 2008 at 8:15 am #60278
Re: Mouthguardsquote Giant Killer:
If someone buys me a plane ticket to LA I might be able to scrounge up a few hundred 🙂January 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm #60310downforlife76Member
There are a few other companies who do custom mouth guards that aren’t as expensive. I’m probably going to get one here pretty soon. From what I heard they fit much better and allow you to breathe easier.
I have the Shock Doctor right now (forgot which model). It’s been working very well for me. I highly recomend their products!
J-January 14, 2008 at 12:02 am #60322giant-killerMember
Or just get a new set of teeth, each time the old ones have been punched out.
GiantkillerJanuary 14, 2008 at 1:30 am #60326
Re: Mouthguardsquote Giant Killer:
Once they get knocked out, you can simply leave them in your gym bag before the sparring starts too.
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