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How is an orthodontic mouth guard fitted?

Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Professional mouth guards are made outside the mouth on plaster models. Once an impression is obtained, a plaster model is constructed. Most professional mouth guards are made from multiple layers of flexible rubber heat and pressure molded around the model. There is usually very little adjustment needed to make them fit correctly. If there are any irritating spots on the mouth guards once they are inserted, your orthodontist can easily adjust the shape so that it is more comfortable.

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