WHAT MOUTHGUARDS DO BOXERS WEAR?
If you are new to boxing and are having trouble finding an adequate mouth guard, here is a guide to help you choose the best boxing mouth guard and keep you safe even if you don’t actually spar against someone in the ring.
Our guards were evaluated on the following criteria:
- Overall protection
- Impact absorption
[Best Overall Boxing Mouth Guard / Nxtrnd RUSH]
- Heavy Duty Material Protection
- Signature NXTRND Layering Process
- Snap-In Fit Inner Layer
When it comes to MMA and boxing, Nxtrnd is a household name. The Nxtrnd Rush mouth guard features a dual layer frame consisting of a hard shock absorbing outer layer and a soft moldable inner layer. The robust exterior frame will help protect your teeth by absorbing and dispersing impact forces while the soft comfortable inner layer will tightly fit to your teeth allowing ease of speech and breathability.
If you're looking for heavy duty protection and comfort in one guard, the Nxtrnd RUSH is for you. The guard comes in a package consisting of 2 guards and 1 mouth guard case, perfect for your training and combat sessions.
[Best Budget Boxing Mouth Guard / Nxtrnd Classic]
- High Impact Resistance
- Signature NXTRND Material Blend For Comfort
- Snap-In Fit For Ease of Speech and Breathability
If you've never heard of the Nxtrnd Classic mouthguard, you probably haven't grapped long enough. Nxtrnd produces top rated and best selling products in the Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu categories on Amazon, so you know our products have been tried and tested by thousands of athletes across all levels.
Featuring our signature material blend and a unique design, the Classic mouth guard will be sure to answer your needs. Its gel frame will tighly mold to your teeth allowing for better breathability during tough sparring and competition settings as well as great comfort. Every Nxtrnd Classic package comes with 2 mouth guards and 1 mouth guard case.
[Best Slim Fit Boxing Mouth Guard / Nxtrnd ZERO]
- Thin, impact-resistant, low profile
- Speak and Breath Easily
- Increased Comfort Through Unique Material and Design
The ZERO Mouth guard delivers more protection while featuring less material. The guard is 1.6mm thin and designed for sports such as BJJ and Basketball. Its 1.6mm frame features unique perforations along its sidewalls reducing material weight and increasing impact absorption.
In fact, the small perforations are deliberately placed in the areas of the mouth where direct impact is not common and function like a suspension by creating air pockets that help impact absorption. Designed for comfort, the guard is known to allow ease of speech as well as breathability when in the mouth.
STOCK MOUTHGUARDS VS. CUSTOM BOIL MOUTHGUARDS
Since boxing is a very demanding sport, fatigue sets in rather quickly and has you gasping for air sometimes frequently.
If you purchase any average stock mouth guard model, and fail to bite down and apply pressure on it in your mouth to keep it in place, it will most likely dislodge, move around inside your mouth, or possibly fall out rather easily when you open your mouth to take a deep breath.
To facilitate this inconvenience, we offer a superior guard with secure comfort and protection that enables you to breath easily.
This mouthguard model is made of a smooth flexible material that can be custom molded to your teeth. It will gently cradle the structure of your mouth and teeth without you having to deliberately apply pressure to hold it in place.
SINGLE MOUTHGUARDS VS. DOUBLE MOUTHGUARDS
When fighting in the ring, getting punched to the jaw is a commun occurrence and a well-timed boxing punch can easily lead to rather serious and devastating injuries.
In most cases, single mouthpieces protect the top teeth only and leave your bottom teeth exposed which can result in having your teeth slice through your tongue and lips causing severe damage.
To mitigate mouth injuries, we recommend a double mouth guard or a dual layer mouthguard featuring a rubber outer frame. Although slightly bulky in nature, the protective advantages of these guards far outweigh the disadvantages. In order to increase breathability and air flow, some mouthguards like the Nxtrnd RUSH only feature added bulky material in the mouths important impact zones (in front of the mouth and under the molars).
WHAT MOUTHGUARDS DO PRO BOXERS USE?
For complete mouth protection, we recommend moldable mouth guards for your upper and lower jaw INDIVIDUALLY, such as our RUSH and Classic models. That way, when you inevitably open your mouth to gasp air, the protective gum shields will not dislodge and your teeth will stay protected.
Individual moldable upper and lower mouth guards will also protect your teeth from almost any punch. When getting hit by an uppercut, if your top and bottom pieces are in place, your jaw, teeth and tongue will be cushioned and your chances of injury will be substantially reduced or simply non existant.
To help you learn more and choose the right mouth guard, please visit our article entitled "Best Mouthguards for Boxing, MMA and Muay Thai ".