FAQ's

Custom Mouthguard Info

All our custom mouthguards are made from Dental Grade Soft EVA Mouthguard material. Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) is a very soft plastic/rubber that easily forms when heated. In addition, the energy absorption properties makes it tough and stress crack resistant. They are Latex and BPA free.

Our mouthguards range from about 3mm-4mm approximate thickness, depending on the sport it's being used for. Visit our Protection Levels page for more info.

As long as it's being properly taken care of and there has been no change to the athlete's teeth, the mouthpiece should last 2 years or more. We recommend replacing your mouthguard every year or two.  

Yes, we make mouthpieces for all sports. Simply tell us what sport you participate in when filling out your order info, and we'll make you a mouthpiece specifically designed for your sport. Visit our Protection Levels page for more info.

No. Mouthguard thickness is based on the sport it's being used for. So for example, a mouthguard for grappling or basketball won't be as thick as an mma/boxing mouthguard. Visit our Protection Levels page for more info.

No, sorry. They are bulky, uncomfortable and restrict breathing. We don't think they offer enough protection benefits to justify the drawbacks.

A custom fit mouthguard is made to fit you and ONLY YOU by using a dental mold of your teeth. A boil & bite is one size fits all, and everybody's mouth is unique and different so there's no way the fit and comfort will compare to a custom fit mouthguard. Also, the protection you get from an official Mouthpiece Guy custom mouthguard is far superior to anything you can buy off the shelf. Check out our Benefits page for more info on this subject.

Yes. Because our mouthguards are custom made using a dental mold of your teeth, you will be able to talk perfectly while wearing the mouthguard.

Yes. All of our mouthguards come with a case so you can store your mouthguard safely and keep it clean.

Customizing Your Mouthguard

Unfortunately we do not make mouthguards for athletes with any of the following on their upper arch: Braces, Expanders, Removable Dentures, Implant-supported Hybrid Dentures (All-On-4), Overdentures, Loose Teeth. If any of these apply to you, please do not place an order.

Yes, you can! However, we are not responsible if anything happens to your retainer.

Gag reflex is a contraction of the back of the throat (similar to the feeling you get when you are about to vomit) triggered by an object touching the roof of your mouth, the back of your tongue, the area around your tonsils, or the back of your throat.

Yes, but the youngest age is 8 years old.

There's no way to predict how fast a kid's teeth are going to grow, but sometimes, the mouthguard can be remolded at home with boiling water, just like a boil & bite.

No, but our Full Wrap Mouthguard allows you to create your design in real time and preview before you buy.

PDF or PNG files with a transparent background or a solid white background are required. JPEG, screen shots, and hand drawings will not work. Email PRINT-READY files to artwork@mouthpieceguy.com and put your first & last name and order number in the subject field.

There are some limitations on what can be put on a custom designed mouthguard, but for the most part, we can put almost any design on a mouthguard! But keep in mind that we have a very small amount of space to work with, unlike a banner or t-shirt.

Fitting & Dental Impression Kit

Once you place your order, your kit should ship out within 1 business day. Standard shipping via USPS First Class mail usually takes 2-5 business days. If you need your kit sooner, we do offer faster shipping optings at checkout. International shipping can take a very long time and we cannot track your package or estimate how long it will take to arrive.

No. Custom fit mouthguard are made by hand from scratch, and the process takes time. However, if you're in a rush and need your mouthpiece right away, we do offer rush services to get your custom mouthguard made ASAP. We also have a Same Day Rush Service for $80, but it needs to be scheduled in advance.

If you mess up taking your impression, don't panic! Just go online and order more putty and give it another shot.

Yes. Since we travel to some of our clients, we cannot guarantee availability if you just drop in. Making an appointment is the only way to guarantee that you will be seen.

Getting fitted in person at our lab in Covina is always best, but there are 4 Different Ways to get fitted for a custom mouthguard.

No, sorry. However, if the plaster model of your teeth doesn't break or get damaged in the lab while making the mouthguard, it will be returned to the customer.

Yes. Follow the instructions on our Get A Mold From A Dentist page before sending your mold.

No, but your custom mouthguard will come with instructions to guide you through the process of molding the bottom bite marks into the mouthguard yourself at home. For local customers that want to pick up their mouthguard at our lab and have us mold the bottom bite marks into the mouthpiece for them, we offer this Final Fitting service.

Shipping & Turnaround

Standard production time is currently 7 business days, but we do offer a 4 Day RUSH and a 2 Day TURBO, if you need it sooner.

It depends on the US Post Office, and how long it takes you to send your impression kit back to us. If everything goes smoothly, from the time you place your order to the time you receive your mouthguard is about 3-4 weeks.

We will email you when your kit arrives at the our lab, and again once your mouthguard is finished and ships out. The second email notification will have tracking info as well.

Yes! Using our at-home dental kits, we have made custom mouth guards for athletes all over the world.

Other

We are located just 20 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, off the 10 freeway; 1109 W San Bernardino Rd #130 Covina, CA 91722

No, sorry. We make some of the very best mouthpieces in the country, and we feel that giving a high end product away for free ("sponsorship") lowers its value.

No, sorry. Our prices are already more than fair for the quality of work we do.

No, sorry. Our prices are already more than fair for the quality of work we do.

Baseball, Basketball, BMX, Boxing, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Football, Hockey, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Lacrosse, MMA, Motocross, Muay Thai, Rodeo, Roller Derby, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Stunt Performer, Tae Kwon Do, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.

Custom Mouthguard Info

All our custom mouthguards are made from Dental Grade Soft EVA Mouthguard material. Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) is a very soft plastic/rubber that easily forms when heated. In addition, the energy absorption properties makes it tough and stress crack resistant. They are Latex and BPA free.

Our mouthguards range from about 3mm-4mm approximate thickness, depending on the sport it's being used for. Visit our Protection Levels page for more info.

As long as it's being properly taken care of and there has been no change to the athlete's teeth, the mouthpiece should last 2 years or more. We recommend replacing your mouthguard every year or two.

Yes, we make mouthpieces for all sports. Simply tell us what sport you participate in when filling out your order info, and we'll make you a mouthpiece specifically designed for your sport. Visit our Protection Levels page for more info.

No. Mouthguard thickness is based on the sport it's being used for. So for example, a mouthguard for grappling or basketball won't be as thick as an mma/boxing mouthguard. Visit our Protection Levels page for more info.

No, sorry. They are bulky, uncomfortable and restrict breathing. We don't think they offer enough protection benefits to justify the drawbacks.

A custom-fit mouthguard is made to fit you and ONLY YOU by using a dental mold of your teeth. A boil & bite is one size fits all, and everybody's mouth is unique and different so there's no way the fit and comfort will compare to a custom-fit mouthguard. Also, the protection you get from an official Mouthpiece Guy custom mouthguard is far superior to anything you can buy off the shelf. Check out our Benefits page for more info on this subject.

Yes. Because our mouthguards are custom made using a dental mold of your teeth, you will be able to talk perfecty while wearing the mouthguard.

Yes. All of our mouthguards come with a case so you can store your mouthguard safely and keep it clean.

Customizing Your Mouthguard

Unfortunately we do not make mouthguards for athletes with any of the following on their upper arch: Braces, Expanders, Removable Dentures, Implant-supported Hybrid Dentures (All-On-4), Overdentures, Loose Teeth. If any of these apply to you, please do not place an order.

Yes, you can! However, we are not responsible if anything happens to your retainer.

Gag reflex is a contraction of the back of the throat (similar to the feeling you get when you are about to vomit) triggered by an object touching the roof of your mouth, the back of your tongue, the area around your tonsils, or the back of your throat.

Yes, but the youngest age is 8 years old.

There's no way to predict how fast a kid's teeth are going to grow, but sometimes, the mouthguard can be remolded at home with boiling water, just like a boil & bite.

No, but our Full Wrap Mouthguard allows you to create your design in real time and preview before you buy.

PDF or PNG files with a transparent background or a solid white background are required. JPEG, screen shots, and hand drawings will not work. Email PRINT-READY files to artwork@mouthpieceguy.com and put your first & last name and order number in the subject field.

There are some limitations on what can be put on a custom designed mouthguard, but for the most part, we can put almost any design on a mouthguard! But keep in mind that we have a very small amount of space to work with, unlike a banner or t-shirt.

Fitting & Dental Impression Kit

Once you place your order, your kit should ship out within 1 business day. Standard shipping via USPS First Class mail usually takes 2-5 business days. If you need your kit sooner, we do offer faster shipping optings at checkout. International shipping can take a very long time and we cannot track your package or estimate how long it will take to arrive.

No. Custom fit mouthguard are made by hand from scratch, and the process takes time. However, if you're in a rush and need your mouthpiece right away, we do offer rush services to get your custom mouthguard made ASAP. We also have a Same Day Service for $80, but it needs to be scheduled in advance.

If you mess up taking your impression, don't panic! Just go online and order more putty and give it another shot.

Yes. Since we travel to some of our clients, we cannot guarantee availability if you just drop in. Making an appointment is the only way to guarantee that you will be seen.

Getting fitted in person at our lab in Covina is always best, but there are 4 Different Ways to get fitted for a custom mouthguard.

No, sorry. However, if the plaster model of your teeth doesn't break or get damaged in the lab while making the mouthguard, it will be returned to the customer.

Yes. Follow the instructions on our Get A Mold From A Dentist page before sending your mold.

No, but your custom mouthguard will come with instructions to guide you through the process of molding the bottom bite marks into the mouthguard yourself at home. For local customers that want to pick up their mouthguard at our lab and have us mold the bottom bite marks into the mouthpiece for them, we offer this Final Fitting service.

Shipping & Turnaround

Standard production time is currently 7 business days, but we do offer a 4 Day RUSH and a 2 Day TURBO, if you need it sooner.

It depends on the US Post Office, and how long it takes you to send your impression kit back to us. If everything goes smoothly, from the time you place your order to the time you receive your mouthguard is about 3-4 weeks.

We will email you when your kit arrives at the our lab, and again once your mouthguard is finished and ships out. The second email notification will have tracking info as well.

Yes! Using our at-home dental kits, we have made custom mouth guards for athletes all over the world.

Other

We are located just 20 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, off the 10 freeway; 1109 W San Bernardino Rd #130 Covina, CA 91722

No, sorry. We make some of the very best mouthpieces in the country, and we feel that giving a high end product away for free ("sponsorship") lowers its value.

No, sorry. Our prices are already more than fair for the quality of work we do.

No, sorry. Our prices are already more than fair for the quality of work we do.

Baseball, Basketball, BMX, Boxing, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Football, Hockey, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Lacrosse, MMA, Motocross, Muay Thai, Rodeo, Roller Derby, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Stunt Performer, Tae Kwon Do, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.

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