What is the cost of a custom-made mouthguard?

What is the cost of a custom-made mouthguard?

Last Updated on May 27, 2022 by Joshua Poole

What is the cost of a custom-made mouthguard?

Standard custom-made mouthguards made by a dentist generally cost between $300 to $500. Sometimes dentists make mouthguards directly in their offices with a high margin. The technique is called “direct fabrication.” While this process can produce high-quality appliances, the material used may be less durable or bulky than prefabricated ones.

On the other hand, CHAMP custom-made mouthguards are created using impressions taken from the individual’s mouth, which are then used to generate a replica and from that replica, a custom-made mouthguard is created. Prices for a CHAMP custom-made mouthguard start from $179 for a DIY custom-made mouthguard kit. To learn more about the process of how to make your dental impression for a custom-made mouthguard, we have a step-by-step guide and video explainer featuring WRNL player Jessica Sergis which you can find here.

There are also boil-and-bite mouthguards that you can make at home or purchase over-the-counter for as little as $20, but they are usually less effective and comfortable. Standard Boil and Bite Mouthguards are made from cheap plastic and only provide a basic level of protection on the sporting field. However, CHAMP Mouthguards offer a premium Boil and Bite Range, made from the same quality materials as our custom made mouthguards, which provide an intermediary level of protection without the price tag of a custom-fitted mouthguard. With prices starting from $39.99 AUD, CHAMP Boil and Bite range combine affordability with premium materials and an intermediary level of protection; shop our full range here.

Generally, a custom-made mouthguard is more expensive than an over-the-counter mouthguard. However, it may be worth it if you participate in sports or have certain dental conditions like TMJ disorder or bruxism.

There are several factors when determining the costs of a custom-made mouthguard:

  • the cost of the materials used to make your mouthguard
  • dental lab fees to transform the replica of your teeth into your custom-made mouthguard
  • fees charged by your dentist’s office if you would prefer to visit your local dentist to have the impression taken

While it is not necessary to visit a dentist to have a custom-fitted mouthguard impression taken, as you can easily do this at home with the CHAMP DIY kit, some people may prefer a dentist to create the impression.

The appointment cost for a custom-fitted night guard varies depending on where you live, typically from $50 to $300. Your health insurance may cover some or all of this fee, so it’s worth checking with them beforehand–and don’t forget that some employers offer dental benefits as part of their package.

Note that this is a one-time cost unless you break or lose your mouthguard later on. You will also be able to bring the original impression model used by your dentist to have any follow-up guards made.

The cost of a custom-made mouthguard will also depend on the type of material you choose. Mouthguards made of ethylene-vinyl acetate toys — also known as EVA toys — tend to be the least expensive, while silicone ones are usually the most expensive.

EVA toys are more durable and can be repaired for less money than silicone mouthguards. However, they’re typically not as comfortable to wear as silicone mouthguards. Silicone is very flexible and comfortable, but it’s more likely to tear and more expensive to repair if damaged. At CHAMP Mouthguards, our mouthguards are made of premium silicone materials to provide the greatest level of comfort and flexibility to users.

Each CHAMP custom-made mouthguard ordered online comes with a:

  • DIY CHAMP Impression Kit (includes a Mouldable Tray & Two Sets of Putty – enough for two attempts)
  • Custom Made Mouthguard
  • Mouthguard Protection Case
  • Champ Lanyard

The mouthguard is made to fit your teeth exactly, so it requires very little maintenance. You can also wear it more than once, which will help you save money and protect your teeth from decay. Depending on how often you wear the mouthguard, the cost per wear of a custom-made mouthguard may be relatively low. For example, say you play footy wearing your custom-made mouthguard at training and games over a ten-week period before your team gets knocked out at the semi-finals. You would wear this mouthguard around 20 times that season, meaning your cost per wear would be sitting at less than $10 for the year. Custom-made mouthguards generally last three years, so the cost per wear of the mouthguard over the life span of the mouthguard would be less than $3.

The custom-made mouthguard has a number of benefits that make it worth investing in. It’s comfortable to wear because it’s made using a mould of your own teeth and gums. It provides protection against any injury to your lips or cheeks while playing sports or exercising.

You might be wondering why you should invest your money in a custom-made mouthguard. After all, you didn’t buy one before, and you’re still alive! Well, let me tell you why.

Mouthguards are an excellent investment if you want to prevent tooth loss due to trauma. They can also protect against tooth decay and gum disease, as well as damage caused by sports injuries like broken teeth or jaw misalignment.

Furthermore, they’re relatively inexpensive compared with other treatments—and much more effective than dental implants (which cost thousands of dollars).

A custom-made mouthguard is more expensive than other options, but it offers the best protection and comfort. It will fit better, provide better security and be more comfortable. In addition, because it is custom made for your mouth, it usually lasts longer.

The cost of a mouthguard is low compared to the price of dental treatments, and it can potentially save you money in the long run.

A custom-made mouthguard is an investment in your health. In addition to protecting your teeth, it also helps prevent jaw fractures, which can require multiple surgeries over time. A properly fitted custom-made mouthguard will last for years if properly cared for and replaced every two years or so. Conversely, on the other hand, over-the-counter stock mouthguards only last three months and standard boil and bites need to be replaced every six months or so as they begin to lose their shape. So, even though these types of mouthguards may have a smaller up-front cost, you may end up paying more over time as you have to replace them intermittently. For more information on how long the different types of mouthguards last and how to care for your custom-made mouthguard to prolong its lifespan, you can view our article on the subject here.