Most people will buy their mouthguards from stores selling sporting goods. These are of the "boil-and-bite" variety that is the economical mouthguard of choice. Boil-and-bite mouthguards cost about $15, but offer very little protection compared to their custom counterparts. Cheap mouthguards aren't always effective, and sometimes, paying a little bit more can go a long way.
Athletes who are especially concerned with injuries will often turn to dentists or other dental professionals to obtain a custom-made mouthguard. Unlike the cheaper boil-and-bite mouthguards, custom mouthguards are made by dental professionals who take meticulous care in creating the perfect mould for their patient so that the athlete will get maximum protection from their mouthguards. The standard pricing for these specially made mouthguards range between $200-$500, and will generally last longer than the boil-and-bite mouthguards. The clear advantage is that these mouthguards are made by professionals with years of experience in the industry, and the quality of the product is arguably incomparable to the over-the-counter mouthguards available at sporting stores.
Gameday Mouthguards offer something a little different – it combines the convenience and affordability of the boil-and-bite mouthguards while maintaining the same level of high quality and protection offered by custom mouthguards. Manufactured at the Gameday dental laboratory, mouthguards are made by dental professionals using the latest European machinery so there is no compromise on quality.
How much does a custom mouthguard cost? With prices starting from $29, Gameday Mouthguards are suitable for players of all ages – whether they are athletes who are still growing and require frequent replacements, or adult players who only require a new one every one or two years. The affordability of the starting price allows every player to have access to the best protection they can get.