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For basketball mouthguards, our athletes are choosing the custom-fit PRO Guard or ARC Guard in Level 1 or Level 2 (which requires a 3D scan or impression of your teeth).
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!
PRO Guard in Clear, Level 1
DIY Graphics for UNC Chapel Hill Men's Basketball.
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APEX Lite in Clear
Premium Boil and Bite Mouthguard for basketball.
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ARC Guard in Clear, Level 1
Game 5 Final, Toronto Raptors win 2019 NBA Championship. image credt: @fredvanvleet
Basketball is all about precision and accuracy. You need to make your shot count every time you shoot. Basketball can also get surprisingly physical — if the ref can’t see it, a player will attempt to get away with it. NBA player and GuardLab Brand Ambassador, Mason Plumlee, knows this well. He and other players, like Steph Curry, have taken enough elbows to the face to know that dental protection is worth it. That’s why Plumlee and other professional and college basketball players, such as the UNC Chapel Hill team and the Toronto Raptors, rely on GuardLab’s basketball mouthguards to protect their teeth.
Our most popular choice for basketball athletes is a clear, thin basketball mouthguard. Designed specifically to be light weight with no obstructions while breathing, talking or drinking water. Our APEX LITE mouth guards are engineered to be low profile, while you shine on the court. Younger players can protect themselves with the APEX LITE basketball mouthguard for braces, ensuring their dental work remains safe.
If you’re looking to step up your game while protecting your teeth, then our Custom-Fit PRO Guards will be the perfect GuardLab basketball mouthpiece. Custom Fit mouthguards are measured by a Home Impression Kit or by a 3D Scan.
Our Basketball Mouthguards are the best in the industry and a guaranteed custom-made perfect fit! Custom-Fit protection is non-bulky, breathable and comes with your own design.
PRO Guards will have superior retention, allowing you to talk, breathe and drink without having to remove the guard from your teeth!
Our patented Alignment Repositioning Cushion (ARC™) Technology will optimize the position of your jaw to help absorb impact and dissipate pressure to aid in reducing the risk of injury or concussions. 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.
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 PRO or 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!