Fighting while wearing braces

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  1. Piteros Banned Banned

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    Braces are pretty expensive, so i have to be sure. Is it safe for tooths and braces to fight with mouth guard? Can it be a normal mouth guard that i can buy in every shop or specially designed mouthguard for braces? Does anyone have any experience with that combo?
     
  2. brenda phillips White Belt

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    It would always be better to spend a little bit more on a customise made gumshield , this would be the better option as they are tailored to the shape of your mouth and gums , however they only help to prevent damage if you get a hard enough smack on the mouth nothing is fully guaranteed! I am an owner of a dental lab and make gumshields everyday .
     
  3. jkthenatural Snake In The Grass

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    Definitely buy a custom one
     
  4. Piteros Banned Banned

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    Btw. i didnt mean training martial arts but some street fights ( im not interested, but sometimes u have to deffend ur friends/ female friends ). I heard that specially designed mouth guard is much more safe. How much it costs? 50$?
     
  5. Drenalin Banned Banned

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    When I was kid I fought a kid with braces. His teeth wrecked my fist
     
  6. Piteros Banned Banned

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    Yeah, but he probably had to pay ~800$ for a new one ;)
     
  7. Woldog Undisputed Champion of Sherdog

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    Forgive me if I'm wrong but you're looking to wear a mouthguard in street fights? Like you are going to take a mouthguard with you everywhere and if something kicks off pop it in and charge in to save your female friends like a braces wearing Roger Huerta?
     
  8. Gladiator Guards Yellow Belt

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    Sounds like some punk ass kid just want to "street fight" and act tough. (Apology if you aren't)

    If you are defending yourself/others, you won't have the freaking time to put a month guard on, especially if you have braces, which takes extra time to fiddle the mouth guard to fit in. If you have that amount of room and time to do so, go call the police/grab a weapon/run instead if you are alone.

    To answer your question: Yes, there are multiple different style of mouth guards specially designed for braces that are good. Normal ones don't fit if you are wearing the traditional metal frame braces.

    However if you have braces, the better advice is don't act tough and "fight". (Your teeth are "moving", so they are less stable than usual anyway.) If you really need to defend yourself/others, carry something actually useful than other than a mouthguard with you LOL. Especially if you have had no training and experience fighting with bare hand, a mouth guard is going to be one of the least useful thing for you. LOL

    Even for trained fighters, no one will carry a mouth gaurd all the time in purpose to actually defend themselves, 'cause they'd be worrying about knifes, bottles and even guns instead, mouth guard isn't gonna be the useful item to carry for self-defense in any cases. Go grab a chair/use your jacket instead of putting a mouth guard on with that time. 'Cause you would be really fighting for your life, not your teeth only.

    Carry stuff like self defence paint spray, pepper spray(if legel), taser(if legel), stun gun(if legal), baton, a flashlight or even an alarm or some other practical self defend equipment. And you can easily ask your female friends or whoever else isn't as physically strong to carry one as well, these item will still be as useful in their hands. More numbers you have on your side is always better. Not carrying a mouth guard, come on now...
     
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  10. Woldog Undisputed Champion of Sherdog

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    I like to carry a pair of Winning gloves with me everywhere in case I get in to a fight and have to defend myself without endangering my hands.
     
  11. DianeGlover Banned Banned

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    I would strongly recommend you not to fight at all when you are wearing braces. One punch can remove the whole row of teeth.
     
  12. MisterWillis Yellow Belt

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    I got a custom mouthguard made for £60 GBP in the UK
     
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  13. RDL81 Purple Belt

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    Which one you go for?
     
  14. HollaBack White Belt

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    I would prob just stick with BJJ
     

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