Can't my band students just get used to playing with braces?
Sure, some do. But during their period of adjustment, band students may lose their range (especially high notes) and compensate by forming air pockets between their lips and sharp braces. These air pockets will hamper embouchure development & consistency in playing their musical instruments. BRACEGUARD solves these problems.
Dental Wax becomes soft and sticky, while a BRACEGUARD shield maintains its shape, even after hours of playing. Dental Wax can stick to your braces; BRACEGUARD won't.
How is BRACEGUARD better than plastic shields?
Plastic shields have ridges and seams while a BRACEGUARD shield is smooth and feels much like lip tissue. Plastic shields can shift; BRACEGUARD wont.
BRACEGUARD provides a smooth, natural-feeling surface between orthodontic braces and lips to protect against the sharp metal braces and brackets.
No two sets of braces are identical, and a proper shield must fit your braces. The only way to insure a proper, personalized fit is to form your own shield.
No, it's very easy. Each kit comes with instructions and photographs. It takes about five minutes to make a guard.
How long will one kit last?
The average musician/student will use one BRACEGUARD kit every 4-6 months. Each kit contains enough material to make five guards.