We are now based in Palmerston North as a division of Innova Products Limited which has built its reputation on creating high quality, innovative products with a globally renowned reputation.
We are passionate about encouraging all children to be active in their younger years and we believe the youth need to protect themselves from harmful injuries. We are excited about the next phase of increasing safety for children playing sport.
There’s a higher awareness of wearing mouthguards while playing contact sports like rugby league, rugby union, AFL, boxing and hockey. In fact, since mouthguards were made compulsory for rugby players in New Zealand in 1997, there has been a 47% reduction in Rugby-related dental claims*
However, it’s the sports like basketball, soccer, netball and baseball that a surprisingly large amount of tooth loss occurs as there is poor facial protection in these sports. Studies in the US found that basketball had the highest dental injury rate however very few players wear mouthguards during games or training*
Mouthguards help prevent broken or chipped teeth, facial and jaw injuries. You should wear your mouthguard during warm-ups, training and games so how it fits is vital for protecting your mouth and ensuring comfort while you wear it.
If your child is small/large for their age or on the cusp of another size, we recommend purchasing a larger mouthguard and cutting it to size.