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GuardLab has a new secret weapon for baseball pitchers and batters: GuardLab’s Lower Performance ARC Mouthguard. Even if no one else on your team is wearing a mouthguard (right now), you'll be one of the firsts to wear something that many MLB pros are already using.
Liam Hendricks, the 2021 American League Reliever of the Year, relies on GuardLab’s Lower ARC Mouthguard, to help relieve tension while standing on the mound and to help with breathing.
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Another GuardLab Brand Ambassador, six-time All-Star José Bautista said, "The lower guard I wear helps me get into alignment, breathe better and create less tension throughout my body during movements.”
With a 3D-scanned baseball mouthguard, your bite is measured with our ARC™ Technology. Neuromuscular science agrees a balanced bite can maximize body alignment, strength and power. ARC™ Mouthguards can be fitted for your lower teeth (pictured above) or for your upper teeth, providing protection and performance benefits.
OUR HOME RUN RECOMMENDATIONS:
For baseball mouthguards, our athletes are choosing the custom-fit ARC Lower Performance (which requires a unique 3D scan) for enhanced performance, strength and balance.
For upper teeth protection in baseball and softball, our athetles are also choosing custom-fit PRO Guards (which requires an impression of your teeth by a Home Kit or from a 3D scan).
APEX LITE or APEX are also popular choices, if you like premium quality + value, with the quick convenience of a boil and bite.
Read on to learn the benefits and differences!
At GuardLab, we believe every type of sport and athlete can find benefit from wearing a GuardLab mouthguard. Whether you’re at the plate swinging for the fences or throwing heaters down the middle of the plate, you may wonder why so many baseball players are starting to wear GuardLab mouthguards.
Yes, it sounds weird until you take a fastball or a line drive to the mouth. As the saying goes, “It’s better to be safe than sorry.” Just ask any infielder who’s had a close, or not-so-close, call. Softballers will probably want a traditional APEX or PRO Guard for upper teeth protection.
1. Find the nearest 3D Scan location of a Certified GuardLab Dentist and book an appointment. Our Dentists are specially trained for this specific type of guard.
2.Order your ARC™ Mouthguard online, Select 3D Scan as your fitting method
3. You're done! The guard will be delivered within 2 weeks of your scan appointment. We connect your scan to your website order, and keep your 3D scan on file so you can order again anytime in the future.
If there isn't a GuardLab dental provider near you, a local provider may be able to help. Just have them reach out to us for instructions, we would be happy to speak to them!
Our patented Alignment Repositioning Cushion (ARC™) Technology will optimize the position of your jaw to balance your bite and reduce TMJ stress while clenching. Instead of over-clenching the jaw, discreet cushions add a layer of support, without making the guard too bulky. It is still a thin mouthguard that you can easily talk and breathe in.
Additionally, it has been proven that this perfect alignment increases oxygenation, stabilizes muscles of the head, neck, and jaw, and enhances flexibility, balance, strength, and explosive power.
ARC™ Guards require a 3D Scan of your teeth to engineer the most scientifically advanced mouthguard, but it's a worthy investment if you seek protection and performance benefits in one mouthguard, just like the pro's. Visit the ARC Product page for more info.