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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® Inc., a New York-based, innovative sports technology company, utilizing 3D scanning technology and 3D printing to create the most accurate fitting mouthguards in the market, announced today they are collaborating with leading hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer® Hockey to supply a new line of Bauer APEX™ and APEX™ Lite Mouthguards, a product of GuardLab, available this September.
"Bauer Hockey believes that all athletes – especially hockey players – should always wear a mouthguard, even if not mandated by their teams or leagues, to protect their teeth and minimize injuries. Bauer looked at several alternatives, concluding that GuardLab produces the best, most comfortable and form-fitting mouthguards," said Ed Kinnaly, CEO of Bauer Hockey.
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.
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.
"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.
6-Time IFBB Champion, Guy Cisternino discusses his Return to Pro BodyBuilding, Benefits of Neuromuscular Mouthguards for Fitness Training
January 28, 2019 | GuardLab® visited San Jose, California in late January to meet the All-Star Roster at the 2019 All-Star Games, held at SAP Center in San Jose, home of the San Jose Sharks.
During the All-Star Weekend, GuardLab met with NHL Athletes to 3D scan them for custom mouthguards, using GuardLab’s 3D Technology, powered by 3Shape. NHL Athletes were fitted for GuardLab’s proprietary ARC-PRO Guards that feature an Alignment Repositioning Cushion engineered to help keep the airways open, increase stability in the head, neck and jaw muscles and reduce TMJ tension for overall improved protection and performance.
Top Alcohol Dragster racer Justin Ashley understands the importance of driver safety. He's also in tune with the importance of a driver's well-being, which is just as important.
Ashley, throughout his second season, has been racing with the aid of a custom-fitted GuardLab mouthguard. While some might be content to get something from a local sports store, he believes you get what you pay for.
GuardLab proudly sponsored PSISTORM CUP VI with the intent to bring awareness of the benefits that a neuromuscular mouthguard can have on athletes of all sports, including e-gaming. For the average professional e-sports athlete, a typical session can last hours. Hours of intense gaming can lead to teeth grinding and other stress on the jaw.
GuardLab uses 3D digital scanning and 3D printing technologies for its mouthguards, engineered with a proprietary Alignment Repositioning Cushion (ARC™) to align the athlete’s jaw into its most optimal position for the best protection and performance. Using 3D technology, the mouthguard is able to precisely transfer the information from the individual to accurately design each guard to reduce the risk of injury by increasing airway flow, stability and addressing TMJ alignment.
The success of Blaydes can be tracked to his wrestling background in high school. Born in Naperville, Illinois he won the wrestling state title in his senior year with an outstanding 44-0 record.
Since 2015, Blaydes has been wearing GuardLab’s 3D scanned ARC-PRO custom mouthguard for peak performance and protection while training and fighting. “I believe that GuardLab produces the best form fitting protection on top of providing some really dope creative designs." - Curtis "Razor" Blaydes