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Sports Guards in Sparta

Sports guards don’t just protect your teeth. They also protect braces and fixed dental appliances (like bridges and dental implants) and protect the inside of your cheeks and lips from your braces in the event of an accident.
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All about sports guards

Sports guards don’t just protect your teeth. They also protect braces and fixed dental appliances (like bridges and dental implants) and protect the inside of your cheeks and lips from your braces in the event of an accident. A sports guard is a wise investment for anyone participating in activities and sports which involve falls, body contact or flying equipment. Any sports guard is better than no sports guard, but nothing beats a guard made by your dental team and personalized for your mouth and teeth.

So what are your options?

Stock Sports Guards

These come pre-formed and ready to wear and are available where sporting goods are sold. They often don’t fit very well, can feel bulky in your mouth and make breathing or talking difficult. Athletes often find themselves distracted by this appliance, and take it out or play with it while the game is on.

Boil & Bite Sports Guards

These come in a kit with instructions. You boil the blank guard in water and then bite into the plastic to form the guard to your teeth. These are also available where sporting goods are sold and offer a better fit than stock guards, but this method isn’t for everyone. If your boil & bite guard is uncomfortable, bulky or makes it difficult to breathe or talk, consider a custom guard.

Custom-Made Mouth Guards

Are you surprised this is our favorite? Well with good reason! There is no substitute for an individualized, custom-made mouthguard. A sports guard made by us will offer the best protection and be the most comfortable. And in the unlikely event that it’s not comfortable? We are right here to make the adjustments and you can hold us accountable.

The cost of a custom sports guard in Sparta

The out-of-pocket cost for a custom sports guard can vary widely from patient to patient. With a typical insurance plan, a mouth guard usually averages out to about $100 to $300+. Without insurance, a custom mouth guard costs between $150 to $350 and up.

    So why does the cost of a custom mouthguard vary? There are two major factors:
  • The type of material your guard is made of.
  • Consideration for ongoing orthodontic treatment.
    • Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to speak with a dentist and undergo an oral exam to find out all your treatment options and to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to them so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before you make a decision.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Though mouthguards and nightguards are both snuggly fitted to your teeth, they’re designed to perform different functions for your teeth and jaw. Sports guards are focused on protecting your mouth from impact, and night guards are focused on your bite and the position of your teeth and jaw.
These are all different names for the same thing: a device worn over your teeth that protects them from injury or reduces the severity of an injury.
Ideally, guards should be replaced after each sports season. Mouth guards can wear down over time, especially if the wearer has a habit of chewing or abusing their appliance. Teeth can also shift in adolescents which means their guard won’t quite fit as well. Many athletes who play several sports get a new sports guard made when they go for their routine 6-month checkup.
A custom-fit sports guard should feel comfortable in your mouth. It should be easy to breathe and talk. If you find yourself fidgeting with it or taking it out of your mouth during the big game, it might not be fitting right.
Any sport or activity where you might fall, come into contact with other players, or get hit by a ball or other equipment. Consider a sports guard if you or your child play football, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, field hockey, water polo, cricket, ringette, curling, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain biking, wrestling, boxing or any other contact or high-risk sport.
You are extra encouraged to wear a sports guard! Not only does it protect your teeth, but it also protects your braces and the inside of your lips and cheeks from your braces should you be struck in the face.

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The best dental office! I followed Dr. Emma Quigley from her previous practice to this office, she recently did 5 crowns on my front teeth, they are beautiful. I trust her 100 %. My Dental Hygienist Scarlett Welfel is also the best! don’t know if anyone can say they enjoy going to the dentist, but I enjoy trusting this team with my dental care, and I hope to continue with them for years ❤️.
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This was my first visit to Sparta Dental and I am so happy with the professional office staff. Kyle, the hygienist was so thorough and a true delight. Dr Emma was amazing. I had a very positive experience and would highly recommend this practice.
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Lynn Hartsell
3 months ago
—The practice has a very welcoming/helpful staff. It is very clean and comfortable. — The hygienist, Scarlett, was eager to listen to my concerns. She addressed those concerns while carefully cleaning my teeth, resulting in a pleasant, stress–free visit. She was very personable, gentle and thorough. — Dr. Emma was also very thorough and gentle. She was extremely knowledgeable in her assessment and offered various options for a treatment plan. — To summarize: Sparta Dental Associates is a pleasurable, stress-free environment that I would not hesitate to recommend and look forward to them being my new dental practice.
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Sarah Legg
3 months ago
My first time at this dentist and I could not have had a more pleasant experience! Dr. Quigley was great and her assistant Mira was aces! They made me feel like I had been coming to the office for years and was an old friend - it was so nice to have such a welcoming environment. Even the front desk girls were lovely! Everyone was knowledgeable and the office was clean as a whistle - so glad I chose this group to be my new dental practice !
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gina richardson
6 months ago
My nephew , Nicky has been a patient of Sparta Dental Associates for years. I have never been in a medical office where the staff and doctors are so upbeat and nice consistently . Nicky is on the autism Spectrum and dentists visits were always very scary to him and a challenge to get him to go. That was until we found Sparta dental. They are all amazing and go the extra mile with your patients . As a family , we appreciate how the staff interacts with Nicky. It makes a difference. You are all Very much appreciated by us and Nicky thinks of you all As his friends at the dentist❤️ Thank you
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The best dental office! I followed Dr. Emma Quigley from her previous practice to this office, she recently did 5 crowns on my front teeth, they are beautiful. I trust her 100 %. My Dental Hygienist Scarlett Welfel is also the best! don’t know if anyone can say they enjoy going to the dentist, but I enjoy trusting this team with my dental care, and I hope to continue with them for years ❤️.
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This was my first visit to Sparta Dental and I am so happy with the professional office staff. Kyle, the hygienist was so thorough and a true delight. Dr Emma was amazing. I had a very positive experience and would highly recommend this practice.
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Lynn Hartsell
3 months ago
—The practice has a very welcoming/helpful staff. It is very clean and comfortable. — The hygienist, Scarlett, was eager to listen to my concerns. She addressed those concerns while carefully cleaning my teeth, resulting in a pleasant, stress–free visit. She was very personable, gentle and thorough. — Dr. Emma was also very thorough and gentle. She was extremely knowledgeable in her assessment and offered various options for a treatment plan. — To summarize: Sparta Dental Associates is a pleasurable, stress-free environment that I would not hesitate to recommend and look forward to them being my new dental practice.
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Sarah Legg
3 months ago
My first time at this dentist and I could not have had a more pleasant experience! Dr. Quigley was great and her assistant Mira was aces! They made me feel like I had been coming to the office for years and was an old friend - it was so nice to have such a welcoming environment. Even the front desk girls were lovely! Everyone was knowledgeable and the office was clean as a whistle - so glad I chose this group to be my new dental practice !
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gina richardson
6 months ago
My nephew , Nicky has been a patient of Sparta Dental Associates for years. I have never been in a medical office where the staff and doctors are so upbeat and nice consistently . Nicky is on the autism Spectrum and dentists visits were always very scary to him and a challenge to get him to go. That was until we found Sparta dental. They are all amazing and go the extra mile with your patients . As a family , we appreciate how the staff interacts with Nicky. It makes a difference. You are all Very much appreciated by us and Nicky thinks of you all As his friends at the dentist❤️ Thank you
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