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Can mouthguards be worn with orthodontics?

It is very important to protect your teeth while having orthodontic treatment with fitted brackets and bands over your teeth. Even though your teeth are moving during treatment Performance Mouthguards offer the free service of adjusting the mouthguard over a 12 month period. After 12 months it will be necessary to have a new mouthguard fitted. If during a 12 month period of orthodontic treatment a second mouthguard is required to accommodate radical movement of teeth a new mouthguard will be made at half price. Please note you can only claim 1 mouthguard in your 12 month dental benefits cycle, please confirm dates with your dental health insurance provider. Quote Item number 151.

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What happens if the mouthguard is lost?

All Performance Mouthguards are supplied in a protective case with your name a phone number on the box. Performance Junior, Senior and Pro also have your name and phone number laminated inside the mouthguard. Your dental models are kept for 12 months subject to them not being damaged during manufacture, so on most occasions we can remake the mouthguard at your cost without having to retake your dental impressions.

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How durable are mouthguards?

Performance Mouthguards uses only “Australian Made” Briteguard EVA mouthguard material which is manufactured to ISO 9002 Quality Assurance Model and Standards and registered with the Australian Therapeutics Goods Administration. For children between the ages of 6 and 16 they will require a new mouthguard every year due to their teeth and bones in the skull changing shape. At approximately 16 years of age the body has matured and dental growth has slowed reducing the need to replace the mouthguard every year. It is then recommended to replace your mouthguard every 3 years subject to no major dental treatment e.g. new crowns, implants, dentures or large fillings. We can adjust the mouthguard to allow for dental fillings at no cost.

It is very important not to chew on your mouthguard this will distort the shape making it uncomfortable and reducing the protection your mouthguard offers. Keep it in the protective case when you are not wearing it and out of direct sun light.

Please note mouthguards deformed by chewing on them are not covered by our warranty.

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How do I clean my mouthguard?

After use wash your mouthguard in cold water and when you get home use your tooth brush to gently scrub it with water to remove the saliva and any food debris. Do not use tooth paste which will abrade or solvents and hot water or heat which will distort the shape of the mouthguard. A quick rinse in a non alcoholic mouthwash will help improve the taste and smell of your mouthguard.

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How will I know if I have grown out of my mouthguard?

Signs your mouthguard is not fitting correctly include becoming loose or not fitting up against the teeth and gums or sore spots on your gum. A good indicator for parents to watch your children for, is when the mouthguard is constantly being pulled out of your child’s mouth and chewing on it. Between the ages of 6 to 16 you will require a new mouthguard every season.

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