GUARDLAB ANNOUNCES HOCKEY BRAND AMBASSADOR, JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK
NEW YORK | MARCH 11, 2019 - GuardLab® a New York-based custom mouthguard company specializing in 3D technology and 3D printing announces today a new Hockey Brand Ambassador, NHL forward James van Riemsdyk of the Philadelphia Flyers. Van Riemsdyk joins a diverse and talented spectrum of passionate and dedicated athletes, who believe in the superior quality of GuardLab products and our modern technology to improve the way athletes protect their teeth.
GuardLab uses 3D technology, powered by 3Shape, to make the most accurate fitting mouthguards, coupled with a proprietary Alignment Repositioning Cushion (ARC™ Technology) that can help to increase oxygenation, reduce TMJ tension and stabilize the head, neck and jaw muscles during training and competition.
The American-born hockey player, also known as JVR, grew up in Middletown, NJ and experienced an orofacial injury early in his career while playing minor hockey. Since that time, and for several years since, Van Riemsdyk has been wearing a lime green dentist-made custom mouthguard to protect his teeth, trying out different custom guards from his dentists. Custom fit mouthguards offer the best in protection, however, the styles and thicknesses can vary from dentist to dentist and traditional putty impressions are required for every new guard.
After getting 3D scanned for an ARC-PRO Guard in 2018, van Riemsdyk was surprised by the ease, comfort, and accuracy of 3Shape TRIOS and the soft, thinner protective mouthguard made by GuardLab.
"I first got scanned for my GuardLab mouthpiece this past summer and the process couldn't have been easier. It only took about ten minutes to do the 3D scan, so you don't have to deal with the messy putty, clearly the technology is way better. I feel like that [process] allowed for a better fit, and now I find that my mouthguard is in my mouth more often than hanging out of the side of it. Not only was the process way easier, but the product is way better than what I've had in the past” said NHL forward, James van Riemsdyk.
Without major changes to his teeth, the same digital impression can be used to make as many mouthguards as JVR needs, sent directly to the athlete or organization in a matter of days. What was once a common site to see van Riemsdyk chewing his lime green mouthguard, may now become a thing of the past with GuardLab.
Van Riemsdyk’s career includes over 650 NHL games played with the Philadelphia Flyers (2009-2012 and 2018-to present) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (2012-2017). JVR is an exciting Hockey Brand Ambassador for GuardLab, as an active goal scorer with over 220 goals and 208 assists to-date, and counting.
About GuardLab, Inc.
GuardLab is a sports technology company changing the way you protect your teeth. We use 3D technology and 3D printing to create premium products that are accurate and comfortable, while being the most scientifically advanced. GuardLab has partners and clients across all major professional and collegiate sports leagues including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, UFC, MLL and NCAA - including the multi-time and current Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, the NCAA National Champion UNC Men’s Basketball, as well as the Vancouver Giants, Syracuse Crunch, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, AFL League and many more.
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