Mouthgaurd causing pain?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by lonewolf_454, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. lonewolf_454

    lonewolf_454 Blue Belt

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    So I got my first mouthgaurd about a month ago. The shockdoctor? Put it in hot water, molded it. The first few times it fit ok, but I left it in my gear bag for about a week without using it. Last night i put it in and it felt like the whole gaurd had shrunk. DIdn't fit at all. I still wore it but now my jaw's are aching.

    Anyone else have this experience?

    (Mods: I tried the Gear forum but didn't seem to get any responses)
     
  2. Brandinho

    Brandinho Guest

    Unless your mouthguard was left in the extreme heat, it did not shrink. It is just probably of poor quality. Toss it and get a custom fit one if you have the money. You can always reheat your mouthguard and refit it.
     
  3. lonewolf_454

    lonewolf_454 Blue Belt

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    Yeah, I've looked into the custom fit option, but that's a lot of money to shell out. If I were training MMA or striking I'd probably be more inclined to go that route.

    Do know of a good brand?

    Thanks for the response.
     
  4. FStep

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    shockdoctor is a good one but a custom one is worth the money i think it will also help you breath better
     
  5. Brandinho

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    Opro are custom, but you do it yourself. The instructions and molds are very easy to follow. And you avoid paying the high dental fees. Mine was around $75 for everything and well worth it.
     
  6. LCDforMe

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    Yeah, Opro seems to be the way to go from what I hear on these boards. Try to convince your dentist you need one and see if he can help you out on getting the price knocked down a bit.
     
  7. Soid

    Soid Renegade of Funk

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    Those expensive ones tend to really suck. The 1 dollar ones work fine bro.
     
  8. RedAger

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    my favorite mouthguards that arent custom fits are brain pads. ive never had a probelm with it, it helped me keep my breathing good when i was a newb ie:not holding your breath when throwing punches
     

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