Maximizing Your Performance and Protection with the Best Mouthguards For BJJ Athletes

best mouthguard for jiu jitsu athletes

Getting any kind of injury while training is never an ideal situation to be in. If you are anything like us, we hate visits to the dentist. Although we do our best to keep our teeth in the best possible shape and have invested tons of money in our mouths, something painful always comes out of that routine check-in. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, just like any other physical sport, has the likelihood of sending you to the dentist’s office and leaving with a larger bill we both know you do not want to pay. Chipping or knocking out teeth is something that we want you to completely avoid entirely. In this article, we will discuss the best BJJ mouthguard to wear while training!

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What is the Best Mouthguards for BJJ?

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a pretty aggressive sport. Each night we go up and train with teammates with a certain level of intensity. With the goal in mind of progressing and developing our skills, it is imperative that we take care of our bodies so we do not miss time on the mats. Any time spent off the mats is certainly eating into our ability to get better at the sport that we chose to fall in love with.

Part of protecting ourselves from injury is getting a well-fitted mouthguard that protects one of our most precious assets, our teeth. If you have ever had a mouth injury, chipped tooth, or completely knocked a tooth out, you will know it is no fun. The likelihood that it happens on the mats is higher than you probably expect. That is why we only trust Impact Mouthguards to get the job done.

Impact mouthguards is a mouthguard company built to protect athletes’ teeth in various contact sports. The options they have are endless when it comes to the design of their mouthpieces. Now, one thing that really stood out to us was the quality of the product

Before having a mouthguard from impact we normally went with the cheap plastic route. You may be in the same boat but we are here to tell you that you didn’t even know you needed this product till today. The main problem with the cheaper mouthguards is that they are extremely uncomfortable even when “molded” to your mouth. Impact mouthguards use dentist-grade material for all their guards and offer great options when it comes to customization.

When picking a mouthguard you have two options – a fully customized mouthguard (our recommendation if you do not have braces or shifting teeth) or a qucikfit mouthguard.

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Best Mouthguards for BJJ: Custom Mouthguards by Impact Mouthguards

For those that train in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu the likelihood that you can experience some damage to your mouth is high. Going with a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth is a much safer option than the regular plastic you can find at your local Walmart! 

Super Easy 6-Step Process

Creating a custom mouthguard that will protect your teeth for all your training purposes has never been easier!

They will send you a kit in the mail with the provided materials and a return label. Follow the directions in the pamphlet they send you and slap the return label back on! Once they have processed your molds, the mouthpiece will be on its way to your doorstep! 

Going with the custom mouthpiece is a great option for those that want something more personalized, are serious about their training, and are serious about protecting their teeth! 

However, there may be better options than the custom mouthguard for you if you have braces or wear Invisalign! In these cases, we recommend the QuickFit mouthguards! 

QuickFit

QuickFit mouthguards are the traditional mouthguards you are used to. At Impact, they do things a bit differently!

Custom mouthguards do not give that much space for teeth to shift while wearing braces or having Invisalign so they took the best quality materials and made it more friendly for those that need that perfect fit over their braces.

Heat & Bite

The process of molding your Impact QuickFit mouthguard is super simple. Just warm up some water on the stove (make sure it’s not too hot) drop the guard in the water and let it get soft! 

Once soft, just bite down! You know are ready to take on all matches without any worries! 

Go with the best when it comes to your protection, especially in martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Impact has many options ranging in price for all types of consumers.  

Happy Rolling!

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