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Anybody who watches NBA games has likely seen multiple players chewing on their mouthguards between plays. It makes sense; basketball involves lots of elbows flying and other mishaps that could lead to unplanned trips to the dentist. In baseball, however, mouthguards are more of an open secret among MLB players.
A look at the science of baseball shows that mouthguards can help with a variety of issues that come with playing America’s favorite pastime. From simple stress relief to the ability to control breathing, everyone who takes the field with one of these guards has a reason to do so.
These reasons provide a fascinating look inside an aspect of baseball that doesn’t get much coverage.
GuardLab was excited to work with Dr. Felipe Lemos of NovoDental, a 3Shape Trios user located in Vanuatu to provide mouthguards for their Rugby team.
Copenhagen, April 4, 2019 – 3Shape, the award-winning developer and manufacturer of 3D Scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental industry, announces today an Equipment and Marketing Partnership with GuardLab®, a NY-based sports technology brand that specializes in using 3D technology and 3D printing to create the most accurate fitting and protective mouthguards in the market.
With a multi-level marketing approach to reach athletes and consumers, the partnership is also aimed at supporting dentists using 3Shape scanners and software. Dental professionals can exclusively join the GuardLab Dental Network and offer custom mouthguards to their patients by cloud-sending scans directly to GuardLab from 3Shape’s Communicate software – included with their TRIOS scanner.
Mouth guards are standard equipment for football and hockey players, but a startup is persuading even baseball and soccer players to use its pricey mouthpieces.
New York-based GuardLab, which uses 3-D scanning technology to make custom-fit mouthpieces, has already scanned 16 members of the Chicago White Sox organization this week at Spring training and just named Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays to be on its advisory board and serve as a brand ambassador.