Dental Care Australia is able to supply patients with the leading Australian brand of Custom Mouthguards, Fortress Mouthguards. Each guard is constructed by hand using high-tech thermoplastic layers from an accurate impression of your teeth taken professionally by your dentist. This ensures a perfect fit and easy breathing and speaking whilst playing sport.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends that anyone who participates in a sport that carries a risk of contact to the face should wear a mouthguard! Fortress Mouthguards are custom made right here in Australia to fit your teeth perfectly and are 100% customisable!
Benefits of Fortress Mouthguards
- Tough thermoplastic layers protect your teeth
- Custom-fitted by your dentist to ensure comfort and maximum protection
- Comfortable for speaking and breathing during sport
- Huge range of colours, colour combinations and custom logo printing
- Your name and telephone number on the inside of your guard in case it is ever lost
A high-quality, custom-fitted mouthguard is safer and more comfortable than a store-bought mouthguard.
A range of mouthguard types are available to suit your required level of protection.
|Type of Protections||Recommended for||Custom Printed||Colour Combination||Thickness|
|Fortress Light||Double-laminated for good all-round coverage||Juniors||
|Fortress Medium||Double-laminated for
good all-round coverage
|Majority of team sports, junior to senior for sports like Soccer and for Junior players of full contact sports||
|Fortress Heavy||Triple-laminated layers
over 70% of the mouthguard
|High-impact contact sports, A-grade level like Boxing, Rugby, AFL, Hockey and Water Polo||
Custom Colour Options
Fortress Mouthguards combine premium strength with a fantastic, comprehensive range of team colour combinations.
Please note: Actual colours may vary
Colour Combinations and Logos
Fortress Mouthguards offer a comprehensive range of team colour combinations using a wide range of colours of materials which have been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration as being safe for use in the mouth. We can even print your team or sponsor logo on your mouthguard.
Other Useful Information
Australians and Sport: Are You Protected?
Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of dental injuries. According to the 1990 report "Sports injuries in Australia, Causes, Costs and Prevention", sports injuries cost Australia about $1.4 billion per year. Between 30-50% of these injuries are preventable. A blow to the mouth can cause damage to the teeth and gums which may require extensive dental treatment for the rest of a person’s life. A blow to the lower jaw may also result in concussion.The Australian Dental Association recommends that anyone who participates in a sport that carries a risk of contact to the face should wear a mouthguard.
This includes sports such as:
- Ice hockey
Below are a few examples of dental injuries:
- Cut lips, gums, cheeks or face
- Injuries to the tongue
- Chipped, broken or knocked out teeth
- Broken jaw
- Concussion or being ‘knocked out’
There are several types of mouthguard available on the market. The ADA also recommends that your mouthguard be fitted by a dental professional, rather than use an over-the-counter, 'boil and bite' mouthguard.
The Dangers of 'Boil & Bite' or 'Stock' Mouthguards
Cheap over-the-counter mouthguards are available from some sports store and pharmacies. These fall into two categories - the stock mouthguard and the ‘boil & bite’ variety. Stock mouthguards are supplied in only one shape while 'boil & bite' mouthguards are made of a plastic which is softened in hot water and molded by placing in the mouth. Over-the-counter mouthguards are often ineffective as they do not accurately match the player’s dentition. They are bulky and often cause discomfort or make it difficult for the player to breathe properly.
Fortress Mouthguards - the Ultimate Protection
The best way to protect your teeth from injury is by using a custom-fitted Fortress mouthguard. Fortress mouthguards are comfortable to wear and fit your teeth accurately, meaning that they will sit comfortably in your mouth and cause minimal interference to speaking or breathing.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do the mouthguards feel bulky in the mouth?
Fortress Mouthguards are very thin to avoid interference with the function of your mouth (speaking and breathing) whilst playing sport. However the tough thermoplastic layering means that the guard provides exceptionally good protection. This is very different to over the counter mouthguards which protect through thickness.
How long does it take to make my mouthguard?
From the date of your impression you will have a mouthguard in 6 business days!
Is it painful to have a mouthguard fitted?
Being fitted for a custom mouthguard involves visiting a dentist, who will take an impression of your teeth using a putty-like material. The process is quite quick and should involve very little discomfort.
What makes Fortress Mouthguards a good choice?
Fortress Mouthguards are manufactured in Australia using only materials which have been approved by the Theraputic Goods Administration. Their expert dental technicians are able to ensure that your mouthguard fits your mouth well, for maximum comfort and protection. They are also a 100% Australian-owned company and are committed to supporting Australian business.
Where can I order a Fortress Mouthguard?
Fortress Mouthguards can only be fitted by a qualified dental professional. At Dental Care Australia, we can help you order them. Simply call 1300 361 456 or visit our website to make an appointment for your mouthguards.
My child has braces, is a mouthguard still suitable?
Children with braces or other fixed orthodontic devices may be able to wear a mouthguard, however this will depend on their specific needs. Mouthguards for children with braces must be designed with care, and we recommend that you visit our practice, our Dentists will be able to advise you.
It is generally recommended that children with removable orthodontic devices do not wear these whilst playing sport.
Where can I get more information?
For more information about Fortress Mouthguards, feel free to contact us on 1300 361 456. If you would like specific pricing information before ordering a mouthguard or regarding your special circumstances, please contact one of our dentists, as they are expertly qualified to assess your individual situation.