Best Youth Mouthguards for Volleyball

The Game On Advantage

Author: Dr. Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

If you want to equip your athlete with the best mouthguard for youth volleyball, Game On Mouthguards are the right choice. We worked with dental and orthodontic professionals to create a guard that offers the retentive properties athletes need, the comfort they want, and a variety of stylistic options that allow athletes to express themselves. Please continue reading to learn more about why every athlete should wear a protective mouth guard.

Why should my athlete wear a mouthguard during every volleyball game and practice?

Sports are a great way for kids of all ages to make new friends and exercise, and we're delighted to report that the number of court volleyball players between the ages of 6 and 12 increased by over 5 percent to 846,000 in 2018, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA).

That said, all sports carry some risk of oral injury. Roughly half of all teenagers will have experienced at least one significant tooth injury before they graduate from high school, and athletes who do not wear mouthguards are up to 60 times more likely to get injured during sports. Volleyball is no exception to this general rule, as anything from getting hit in the head with the ball to accidental contact with an opponent could lead to costly dental bills. Luckily, wearing youth mouthguards for volleyball may help prevent or mitigate sports-related injury.

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Why does Game On stand out as the best youth mouthguard for volleyball?

Our competitors make their guards out of inferior materials that just don't fit that well, making it difficult for athletes to hydrate or communicate with their teammates. You could ask your athlete's dentist to custom-fit a guard, but that process is expensive and time-consuming.

In contrast, Game On Mouthguards are made with Vistamaxx: a proprietary fitting material that allows us to create a low-profile youth mouthguard that offers the same or superior shock absorption without the bulky design of other OTC products. Our guards also fit as well or better than those designed by a dentist without the corresponding hassle.

Vistamaxx offers several additional advantages as well. For example, you can microwave a Game On guard to fit it to your athlete's mouth as opposed to the boiling water method competing mouth guards use. Of course, you can boil our product too if you like. Once your athlete's guard is warm enough to shape, here is how to mold your athlete's Game On mouth guard:

  • Dip the guard in cool water until it is cool enough to handle.
  • Have your athlete gently bite the guard to shape it to their mouth.
  • Press the front of your athlete's guard to their front teeth, applying pressure from their tongue to the roof of their mouth.
  • Ask your athlete to close their lips around their guard and suck for about one minute for a comfortable fit.

Likewise, Game On guards can be adjusted to your athlete's specific needs. If it's too long, you can trim back the molar edges and repeat the steps above to make it smaller. Alternatively, you can pinch the back edges to stretch out the guard. We offer a variety of great fitting tips on our website, so you never need to worry about trying to fit it without guidance. What else would you expect from the best youth mouthguard for volleyball?

Game On is also the best youth mouthguard for volleyball for braces. If your athlete has braces, follow the fitting instructions above without the pressing or sucking, enabling the guard to shape itself around their braces. While many competing mouth guards lose their retentive properties if molded more than once, Vistamaxx can be remolded after every adjustment so you don't have to run out and get a new one.

Similarly, Game On guards are easy to care for. All of our guards are dishwasher-safe, and you or your athlete can also clean it with a toothbrush and cold water. Vistamaxx also prevents bacteria from getting stuck in your athlete's guard, so it stays odor-free even if it ends up at the bottom of a gym locker. We believe that we've created the best high school volleyball mouthguard because we considered how it is likely to be used and abused during its development.

Safety should always be paramount when choosing a guard, but we believe that athletes should be allowed to express themselves on the court too. We offer both strapped and strapless options to accommodate a variety of athlete needs. Likewise, we offer a myriad of color options. Your athlete can also customize their guard with flags, symbols, letters, and numbers in five different fonts and 15 colors. Game On lets your athlete customize the best youth mouthguards for volleyball to make their guard uniquely their own.

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Provides 2x the impact absorption of traditional mouthguards. Perfect for high octane sports that demand your best.

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Where can I buy Game On Mouthguards for youth volleyball?

Game On Mouthguards may help prevent sports-related dental industry, are comfortable enough for regular use, and are durable enough to withstand whatever your young athlete might throw at them. We are also the first guard in our category to earn acceptance from the ADA (American Dental Association), allowing dentists to recommend our mouthguards to all of their patients. Buy the best youth mouth guard for volleyball now and let your athlete see for themselves!