Sports Mouthguards

Custom Sports Mouthguards

Rucker Orthodontics Temecula Orthodontist – Helps Defend Your Smile

No matter what age the athlete, proper protection is a key part of optimal performance. Whether you’re a young athlete, a professional level player, or weekend warrior, Dr. Rucker recommends a properly fitted custom mouthguard.

Athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a sports mouthguard. Not only does a mouthguard protect teeth, it also helps absorb and redistribute the force of a blow to the jaw. Medical and dental experts agree that mouthguards reduce the risk of lacerations, jaw dislocations, and may even prevent concussions. While boil-and-bite mouthguards offer some protection, custom sport mouthguards are far superior in preventing serious injuries. Don’t settle for anything less!

Sports Mouthguard - Shock Doctor for Braces

Although custom mouthguards do offer the best protection, we find they can create bracket breakages during active orthodontic treatment. For a temporary solution while braces are on we recommend our patients go with a more affordable option, which is the Shock Doctor Ultra Braces mouthguard.  It is specifically designed for patients with braces and can be boiled to fit up to two separate times without causing bracket breakage and still provide sufficient protection against sports related injuries.

Stats You Should Know

Before sports mouthguards, nearly half of all injuries in football players were dental related. This astounding fact drew a lot of public attention when Life Magazine did an article on Notre Dame football players that were missing their front teeth. The benefits of using mouthguards for contact sports became a big topic and led to the American Dental Association helping make them mandatory for U.S. high school football players in 1962. It is now estimated that sports mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 injuries each year and have become required in many sports.

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Store-Bought vs. Custom Made Mouthguards

Custom sports mouthguards by Rucker Orthodontics offer better protection over boil-and-bite mouthguards. Our professional quality mouthguards are completely customizable in any color and decals of your choice. Call today and schedule a complimentary exam to see how you can be better protected against sport related injuries.

Kimberly Betts
Kimberly Betts
23:25 03 May 19
We love Dr. Rucker’s office! Kind and friendly staff and very thorough and professional.
Jessica K
Jessica K
22:57 03 May 19
Professional and ethical from start to finish. Office is pristine. Staff friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Rucker is a perfectionist & it shows through and through!
Mary Porter
Mary Porter
04:17 02 May 19
Skylen Goebel
Skylen Goebel
00:04 02 May 19
I just got my braces off about a week ago, I have amazing straight teeth. I had chipped my tooth to and they could fix it. I definitely recommend you going there.😊
Kendall Le
Kendall Le
22:13 01 May 19
I 100% recommend Rucker!! The outcome is amazing and the staff is so incredible!!
Noah Tovar
Noah Tovar
02:31 01 May 19
camille wettlaufer
camille wettlaufer
18:05 30 Apr 19
Thank you Dr. Rucker and staff for an awesome experience and beautiful results for my daughters smile. You are amazing!
Bobby Johnston
Bobby Johnston
02:24 30 Apr 19
Beautiful office, friendly staff. My daughter didn’t have a ton of change needed with her smile but she wanted to try Invisalign to make minor adjustments. It was easy and quick. We are all happy with the results.
Christine Chapin
Christine Chapin
21:09 29 Apr 19
I have never met a more professional staff. Rosie in particular goes above and beyond to greet you with her uplifting personality. You always receive quality care and that is so important to me and my family!
Jessica Ramirez
Jessica Ramirez
18:01 29 Apr 19
The facility is new and super clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and Dr. Rucker is very professional and thorough when recommending/performing treatment! Would definitely recommend you check them out when looking for an orthodontist for yourself or your children😁
Katie Hensley
Katie Hensley
17:23 29 Apr 19
Every person in Dr. Rucker's office is professional, kind, and a pleasure to be around. I highly recommend them to anyone who lives in the Temecula Valley!
joleen huber
joleen huber
23:07 28 Apr 19
Love Dr. Rucker‘s office. He is so kind and gentle and the staff is so sweet.
Kylee Grimm
Kylee Grimm
23:12 26 Apr 19
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Candace Rabago
21:26 26 Apr 19
Sumer Wilson
Sumer Wilson
10:25 26 Apr 19
My daughter had a wonderful experience all around!! They are great! Highly recommended!
Rebecca Gutierrez
Rebecca Gutierrez
05:19 25 Apr 19

Jonathan W. Rucker, DDS, MS
Specialist in Orthodontics

Phone: 951-302-0685
Email: info@ruckerorthodontics.com

 

31560 Rancho Pueblo Road, Ste. 201,
Temecula, CA, 92592