Mouthguard FAQ’s2018-08-08T17:53:37+00:00

The choice of Aero vs Max is entirely up to you and how you play. Both guards will custom fit to your mouth, stay in the entire game, be comfortable and allow for natural flow of air and saliva, so you can talk, breathe and drink.

Most of our customers in team sports wear an Aero Guard (1.6mm thin). The Max Guard (2.4mm thin) is generally used in sports that either have a higher rate of direct facial contact (like boxing, MMA, box lacrosse) or do not use helmets or face masks (Rugby, Ice Hockey, Field Hockey).

Our Junior Guard is the smaller version of Aero, designed for children between the ages of 6-10 years of age. If you have a smaller mouth but you are outside of this age group, you should still get an Aero guard. Please read our Q&A below to learn more fitting tips for smaller mouths and watch our fitting video to help you get the best fit.

Our SISU GO is perfect for sports where mouth guard is not mandated such as Basket Ball, Soccer, Baseball and other sports! Smaller in size and made to be discreet and comfortable while protecting where most dental injuries happen.

Keeping it clean and letting it dry before storing will keep the germs at bay and extend the life of the guard. We recommend you replace your SISU Mouth Guard once a season or at the very minimum at least once a year.

Absolutely! However, it is essential that you have your mouth guard professionally fitted by your orthodontist or dentist. Also, for your child, be sure to purchase an adult-sized guard as opposed to the SISU Junior: a larger guard is essential for protecting braces. Click here to learn all about fitting your SISU with braces.

Your SISU guard is remoldable up to 20 times.  Just put your guard in hot water and watch it return to its original shape.

With SISU, every part of the guard is an important player when it comes to getting the most protection out of your mouthguard: the perforations, the crumple zones, the boomerang shape. Not only will trimming the guard void any available dental warranty, but your teeth will be at a lot more risk for injury.

Again, no. By the time you turn 11, your jaw has fully formed. You’ll need all the material provided in any of our adult Mouth Guards to provide you with the best protection.

You can certainly wear a SISU on your both top and bottom teeth, but most of our athletes prefer the comfort and strength that a single mouth guard provides. It’s really a matter of preference.

In order to best protect your teeth, we have done extensive research to make sure you are as safe as possible during game time. Every SISU is made of inherently hard material, so there’s a small chance your gums will be adversely affected if you are punched directly in the mouth. However, soft tissue damage is often much less dangerous and costly than teeth injuries.

None whatsoever! All of our mouth guards are PVC, Latex, BPA and Phthalate free.

We recommend that you use our SOVA night guard for grinding and clenching. SOVA is specifically engineered to diffuse and redistribute the forces of night grinding and clenching. SOVA doesn’t go as high on the gum line, has a smaller profile  and is much more comfortable than SISU for night time use. Its design is specific to the night grinding and clenching.  While SISU can be used at night, under no circumstances should SOVA be used as an athletic guard.

It is a common misconception that mouth guards protect against concussions. That statement has no conclusive evidence exists that mouth guards can protect against concussions. What they can do, is protect against dental impact. Here, SISU Guards stand out in the following key areas:

– Less Impact Force Transfer
– Higher Force Absorption
– Less Deformation
– Higher tensile strength (toughness)

To learn more about the science behind our mouth guards, review our section on Diffusix Technology to learn how our mouth guard stacks up to competitors.

Rinse your SISU thoroughly in lukewarm tap water and soap after each use. Alternatively, the mouth guard can be brushed with a regular toothbrush or non-abrasive, non-whitening toothpaste. Carefully rinse and dry before storing your SISU at room temperature, and consider purchasing a SISU Case to keep it safe and clean!