“When, on testing the Heavy Pro gum shield, the appropriate amount of force was exerted at the edge of the middle incisor, the lowest amount of deflection was recorded at three levels of impact force (250 N, 350 N, 500 N) (Fig. 4). The Heavy and Medium shields came in second with nearly the same cushioning effect. Compared with the user-fitted boil-and-bite shield (Top Ten) the Playsafe Light shield showed a significantly better effect. The poorest cushioning effect was recorded for the Macho boil-and-bite shield.”
The PlaySafe Sports Mouthguard is made to protect the teeth from trauma. PlaySafe Sports Mouthguards can be fabricated for the upper or the lower arch.
The mouthguards range from one to three layers of laminated ethylvinylacetate material with a final occlusal thickness between 3 mm and 5 mm.
In-Lab Working Times
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Start with an accurate bite registration and void-free impression using a custom tray. Make sure that the impression captures all of the soft- and hard-tissue areas, with special attention to the vestibule and peripheral areas. Ensuring that the vestibule areas are captured is crucial because it helps with retention and protection. For a patient with orthodontic brackets, the arch wire must be removed to allow for accurate impression. The laboratory can also block out the brackets and wire prior to fabrication.
If the clinician determines that the appliance requires an adjustment, an arbor band disc can be used to adjust the appliance and then repolish it with a butane flame. A helmet strap can be re-attached by heating the end of the strap, inserting the strap into mouthguard’s keyway and then holding it in place until it cools. If a larger, more extensive adjustment of the appliance is required, the clinician should send the mouthguard back to the laboratory.