How to fit your Prolon Mouth Guard
It is important to practice fitting your mouthguard before self-moulding. Please read all instructions carefully before beginning to mould. A good fit will provide maximum protection, comfort and retention.
- Boil 500ml of water. When boiled, pour into large cup.
- Drop your Prolon Mouthguard in the boiling water for 10 seconds. Remove with a large spoon and shake off the water.
- Place the mouthguard immediately into your mouth; it will be warm, but will not burn.
- Push the mouthguard into place, ensuring it fits around all upper teeth and is flat against your front teeth. DO NOT RUSH THIS STEP!
- Bite down firmly and push tongue against the roof of your mouth. With a strong sucking motion, draw out all air and water.
- Use your fingers to press the outside of the mouthguard upward and tight against your gums.
- With your thumb and forefinger, press the mouthguard tight against the roof of your mouth
- Use your fingers to press the outside of your lips and cheeks to further mould the mouthguard
- Rinse your Prolon Mouthguard under cold water for 30 seconds to set the mould.
- Does your mouthguard look like the picture in Step 2? If you do not get a proper fit first time, repeat steps 3-11.
- To remove excess material from mouthguard, trim back with small scissors until a comfortable length is achieved. Prolon Mouthguards have been designed to cover all your upper teeth.
- When correctly fitted, your mouthguard will provide you with a personal fitting, designed for maximum protection.
- We recommend you wash your mouthguard with a mild antiseptic after each use. Rinse in clean water and dry thoroughly before replacing in the container.
SIGNS YOUR MOUTH GUARD ISN'T FITTING CORRECTLY
- Your ability to breathe or speak is impacted
- You need to clench your teeth to hold the mouthguard in place
- You can remove it easily with your tongue
- The mouthguard isn’t fitting up against teeth and gums
- Your gums are painful
- Any other discomfort
If your child is using the mouthguard, make sure they don’t continually remove the mouthguard and chew on it. That could indicate it isn’t fitted correctly.
- Re-fit your mouthguard following steps 3-11 in the fitting guide above
- Prolon Mouthguards are designed to cover all your upper teeth and should avoid most of your soft palate. If there is extra material, trim it back with small scissors until a comfortable length is achieved.
- Prolon Mouthguards comes in three sizes, so a smaller or larger size may be needed for a more comfortable fit.
We recommend for children between the ages of 6-16 to replace their mouthguard every season to ensure comfort for the continually growing teeth, jaw and bones.