A custom-made mouthguard is one that is made by your dentist following an impression of your child’s teeth and is fitted by your dentist. In order for a mouthguard to work effectively it has to be in position at the time of a bang to the teeth. This is why retention (ability to stay on the teeth) and accurate fit is very important. Custom-made mouth guards are individually moulded to fit the child’s teeth, and as a result, are able to stay in place better than shop-bought mouthguards. Custom-made mouthguards are superior in retention protection and comfort. An exact cost of all treatment will be given as part of the treatment plan at the new patient appointment. A more detailed description of all treatment options will also be explained.