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  1. 1. Mouthguard advice by BOS Definition  A mouthguard is a resilient device placed inside the mouth, which helps reduce injuries to the teeth and associated tissues specifically during sport activities. Prevalence oftrauma 1. In children, sports accidents reportedly accountfor 10-39% of all dental injuries. (Newsome, 2001) 2. Peak incidence of 8 to 11 years. 3. Boys are more likely to incur injuries than girls 4. Patients with an increased overjet and proclined upper incisors are more prone to trauma. (Todd & Dodd, 1983) 5. Injury to the maxillary incisors is very common and can account for as much as 80% of all cases. (Cavalleri &Zerman, 1995) Materials 1. Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) 2. Polyvinylchloride (PVC) material (Similar to Pressure Form Retainer). 3. Rubber base silicon.
  2. 2. Mohammed Almuzian, 2013 1 Types of mouthguard Stock mouthguards  They are preformed mouthguards  Available over the counter in a variety of sizes.  made from EVA  poorly retentive  cannot be modified  Limited protection.  inexpensive Mouth-formed mouthguards  They are also known as ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards.  Made from a thermoplastic material, which is softened in hot water for 45-60 seconds and then moulded by the patient on to their own teeth and gingivae.  bulky, uncomfortable and poorly retentive.  inexpensive Maxillary custom- formed mouthguards  They are fabricated in a dental laboratory  Vacuum-formed or a 3-5mm thick sheet of EVA polymer.  Made for the maxillary dentition only.  very retentive  Comfortable.  expensive Bimaxillary custom-formed mouthguards They are stockmouthguards for orthodontic use, which cover both the upper and lower fixed appliances at the same time. They are made from rubber and can be trimmed to size for greater
  3. 3. Mohammed Almuzian, 2013 2 comfort. Orthoguards They are the most recent addition to the market They have an instant fit with an incorporated channel to accommodatea fixed appliance and any potential tooth movements. Which mouthguard should I recommend? The literature does not provide clear evidence on which type of mouthguard should be recommended for orthodontic patients with fixed appliances. It is suggested that custom-formed laminate mouthguards with their greater number of layers and thickness have led to greatly improved orofacial protection. (Salam, 2008) Recommendations: All orthodontic patients wearing fixed appliances, who participate in contactsports, should wear a sports mouthguard to protect against possible dental injury.

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