What is the impact rating of our mouthguards?
There is no known published article where they have performed any tests after the mouthguard has already been manufactured. Even the surface area being tested only gives best representation of the type of impact and simulation is only an estimate. With that being said, the below is a link to energy absorption of mouthguard materials:
EVA vs PolyShok
We have been asked about this many times before and we could possibly spend an eternity discussing this topic. Bottom line is that until someone does any test with the mouthguard already manufactured, any other tests that have been performed is just a hypothesis. Even with that in mind, if you show us studies that show one is superior to another, we can show you a different study with different variables that show different results. Below is a similar study much like the above link in impact rating showing that Polyshok is superior:
Why do we use EVA instead of PolyShok?
We have been making mouthguards for years. There is no compelling reason to switch materials though we always are on the look out for breakthroughs in this industry. EVA is the defacto standard in making mouthguards. Even studies can be confusing. You get one study that shows that there is no clear difference and a year later another study shows one product is superior. Before releasing studies, one must pay attention to details, whether they are believable or not. If a study is released in the same state as where the manufacturer of the product is headquartered, is it believable? Tweak the environment another way and maybe we can get a result that another product is better. The PDF Versions of the studies are stored in our database just incase these websites magically disappear one day. In any case, maybe the answer is out there. Just google it and maybe you will find it.
Why wear a properly fitted mouthguard?
There is no dispute that wearing a mouthguard is better than not wearing one. A properly fitted mouthguard gives the best protection that an individual can have. It has been documented and you may have even read in literature that wearing a custom mouthguard moves the jaw downward and forward creates joint space in the TMJ. In theory (not been medically proven), regardless of any technology patents filed, this space may reduce concussive forces to the temporal area. We are not disputing this theory, but claiming that a patented technology is superior than others, that may be a stretch. We would gladly arrange a test case, if approached, and provide our custom mouthguards as control subjects against any other manufacturer making these claims.
I am sure there are other unproven advantages of wearing a custom mouthguard, but bottom line, wear a mouthguard because it will save you money by protecting your teeth.
Here are some studies about TMJ and Mouthguards
Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Appliance and Mouthguards
Mandibular – Lower Jaw
Orthopedic – Musculoskeletal System
Repositioning – Movement from original position
Appliance – Device or tool
When a mouthguard is in place, regardless of whether it is a boil and bite or a custom mouthguard, there will be a repositioning of the lower jaw created by the device or appliance placed in the mouth. This term has been loosely used by all sorts of mouthguard companies. The term may even have been trademarked. The mouthguard industry are marketed in several categories: boil and bite mouthguards, vacuum formed custom mouthguards, thermoformed custom mouthguards, performance mouthguards, and concussion prevention mouthguards. In all these categories, all companies are jumping on the bandwagon of MORA, vying for more market share.
Our stance is simple, we protect your teeth. We create the highest quality mouthguards with our patented manufacturing process. We do this by using the best equipment, understanding dental anatomy, attention to detail, and practical usage of products made. We are the only manufacturer that utilizes the custom mouthguards what we produce.
What sets us apart from the others?
Those who have worn our guards know the difference. We spend more time in manufacturing our mouthguards than anyone else (graphics excluded). There is no fancy coating, added futuristic plastic, or any other type of marketing related fluff with our mouthguards. Our thickness control is unmatched in the industry. Because of our manufacturing process, you can be sure that you are getting the highest quality mouthguard in the industry that backed by a dental warranty. Our customer service is superior to others and we treat each customer as if they are the only customer.