This review was originally published on June 3, 2014. I have updated it after being a Pro Teeth Guard customer for over 6 years to share my experience. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Do you grind your teeth while sleeping, or clench your teeth when stressed or angry? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience this involuntary reaction, which is known as bruxism. In fact, I’ve struggled with teeth grinding and clenching for most of my early adult life, especially during stressful situations.
Unfortunately, grinding and clenching teeth is not only annoying (mostly for bed partners during the night), it can also harm your teeth and can cause irreversible damage to them over time. As a result, I took action over 6 years ago to reduce the risk of damage to my teeth caused by grinding and clenching and started using a mouthguard.
After purchasing a few different dental guards from local retailers and being completely unsatisfied. I finally purchased a professional custom dental night guard from Pro Teeth Guard and never looked back!
About Pro Teeth Guard
Pro Teeth Guard is operated by a dental lab that has serviced dentists with custom mouth guards, dentures, crowns, and other devices for over 10 years.
In an effort to provide affordable dentist-quality mouth night guards to people without the need to order through a dentist, they created ProTeethGuard.com. As a result, anyone who wants to protect their teeth from the harmful effects of grinding or clenching can get a high-quality mouth guard for much less money than if they went through their dentist.
Which Mouth Guard is Right for You?
One of the reasons I like Pro Teeth Guard is that they offer different mouth guards depending on your specific situation. Also, depending on the type of guard you need, the price is different. Here’s a table of their current offerings.
|Hard Night Guard||Heavy Grinding||$199.99|
|Hybrid Night Guard||Moderate Grinding||$179.99|
|Ultra Thin Guard||Day Time Grinding||$169.99|
|Soft Night Guard||Light Grinding or Clenching||$159.99|
The mouth guard I use is the Hybrid Night Guard for moderate grinding. This is also their most popular product. It’s hard on the outside and soft on the inside. This makes it comfortable to wear while also maintaining durability.
If these prices seem high to you, you’d probably be surprised to know that they’re on average over 50% cheaper than getting a custom night guard from your dentist. A dentist will likely charge around $400 or more for an equivalent product. Remember that Pro Teeth Guard is operated by a dental lab that makes custom night guards for dentist offices! Therefore, you’re essentially getting the same product.
How Does Pro Teeth Guard Work?
When you order your Pro Teeth Guard on their website, you’ll receive an impression kit with instructions. Here’s how it works.
The impression kit contains upper and lower trays of 2 different sizes, 3 sets of putty (one set per upper and lower tray, plus one extra), instructions, and a prepaid return envelope.
Before starting, it’s recommended to place the putty in your refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. This firms it up and makes it less sticky while working with it. While the putty is chilling in the fridge, take the time to brush your teeth because you don’t want food particles sticking into your impressions!
Make sure to test both sizes of trays in your mouth before doing anything with the putty. You’ll want your teeth to fit into the middle of the tray and not touch the sides. Choose whichever size fits best.
You’ll then follow the instructions to mix the putty together. It’s a 2-part putty that once mixed, begins to harden. Therefore, you need to move pretty quickly. In fact, you only have about 50 seconds to mix the putty, place it in the tray, and press it into your teeth. After which time, you’ll keep your teeth inside the putty for 4 minutes before removing them.
After doing this for the upper and lower trays, you simply place the impressions, which are now hard, into the prepaid envelope and drop the package in a mailbox.
Luckily, Pro Teeth Guard includes an extra set of putty with the kit just in case you screw up!
How Long To Receive Your Custom Night Guard?
On average, it takes about 2-weeks to receive your new dental night guard from Pro Teeth Guard after you send them your impressions. This is based on my experience over the past few years.
How Long Does a Custom Night Guard Last?
You can expect to get about 6 months out of a custom night guard from Pro Teeth Guard. That’s about how frequently I replace mine. You’ll notice that it begins to yellow and loses some of its flexibility at this age.
As I mentioned earlier in this review, I have been a customer of Pro Teeth Guard for over 6 years. Why is that you ask? They have been consistently providing me with perfect fitting, comfortable, and durable nightguards that whole time.
They fit better than a glove and the best part is that they’re NOT bulky at all! I use mine every night and sometimes during the day if I feel myself wanting to clench my teeth.
The retail for the Hybrid Night Guard that I use is $179 which is significantly lower than the cost my dentist wanted to pin on me for the same quality product! My Pro Teeth Guard is a real dream. Of course, these results and experiences may vary for you. However, I am happy with the product!