Mouthguards vary in comfort, fit and protection
Pressure-formed, custom-made mouthguards are the best
Proform is the best material available
Mouthguards should be replaced every 1-2 years
The custom-made mouthguard is the superior type of mouthguard available because it is fabricated by a dental professional to fit the unique characteristics of the athlete's mouth. Composed of a multi-layer thermoplastic polymer, it is fabricated over a cast of the athlete's dentition. It does not have the bulk or retention problems associated with the other mouthguards.
Research has shown these mouthguards to be the most comfortable, and they minimally inhibit speech and breathing. Having a good flow of oxygen is essential for optimal performance and reduces the chance of muscle fatique.