What kind of Mouthguard should I use?

Danielle Bauer Wheaton orthodontist

Located in wheaton, IL we have a cosmetic dentist, a pediatric dentist, and an orthodontist on location and see the results of no mouthguard occasionally.  We are often asked by our wheaton orthodontic patients, what mouthguard can I use.

Long story short….use Shock Doctor Ultra STC Mouthguard or Shock Doctor Double Braces Youth Mouthguard if you have braces.

Why do you need a mouthguard?

  1. Protect your TEETH!!!  Want to see what happens when you don’t?
  2. Absorbs the energy of a blow to the face limiting the amount of damage done
  3. Protects the soft tissue in and around your mouth, ie won’t bite off tongue!
  4. They are a requirement for certain sports
  5. The number of facial injuries in sports is significant.

Why Shock Doctor?

  1. They have a convenient breathing channel
  2. They are very comfortable
  3. They are affordable, check Dick’s
  4. Lots of options
  5. Durable
  6. Adjustable


Bryan Bauer, DDS, FAGD