Learn the process of making custom mouth guards
1. A tray is fitted to your mouth and prepared for the impression material.
2. The impression material is mixed and loaded into the selected tray for the impression of your teeth.
3. The tray with the material is inserted and as it sets, your teeth are “copied”. This process takes less than a minute to complete.
4. Once the impression material sets, the tray is taken out and we now have a copy of your teeth.
5. Stone plaster is poured into the impression and allowed to harden to make a stone model of your teeth.
6. Once the model has hardened, we can trim it to size in order to fabricate the mouthguard.
7. The model of your teeth is placed onto the tray of the Sta-Vac machine where the template of the mouthguard is placed as well.
8. The heat from the Sta-Vac warms up the mouthguard template and is then vacuumed over the stone model.
9. Once the form has taken shape and adhered to the model we can remove the it from the Sta-Vac unit.
10. Upon setting completely, the template can be removed from the model.
11. The template is trimmed and polished to take shape of the mouthguard that will be inserted into your mouth to protect your teeth.
12. The doctor will sit with you and explain how to properly use and care for your protective custom appliance.
13. The fit and protective factor is approved by the dentist.
14. Your custom fitted mouthguard is now yours to enjoy and protect your beautiful teeth!