When it comes to mouth guards, many athletes assume that thicker material means more protection. Logically, the ideas makes sense. However, in reality, less is more when looking at the protection and comfort of a mouth guard. A thin  mouthpiece can be very beneficial for athletes in sports like lacrosse, basketball and hockey.

So how does a thinner mouthguard provide more protection?

The design of a mouth guard and the materials it is made from are extremely important. Having added material in areas that don't require protection is what makes many mouth guards uncomfortable and bulky. 

Ultimately, your mouth guard should only have added material in the important impact zones, which are the areas under your molars and in front of your teeth. By adding material in these areas only, mouth guards are thinner, more comfortable and more protective. 

At Nxtrnd, we've designed the Nxtrnd Zero. The Zero is a super thin, 1.6 mm guard that's so small, you’ll honestly forget you’re even wearing a mouthguard. Unlike competing brands that sell "flat" mouth guards that ripple, causing pressure points and discomfort when molded, the Zero mouth guard comes pre-shaped to the form of upper teeth eliminating the possibilty of material ripples and painful pressure points found on other guards.

Nxtrnd Zero


The Nxtrnd Zero utilizes our signature EVA material blend that's 5 times tougher and 40% stronger than conventional mouthguards. By combining our impact absorbant material with highly effective perforated design features, the guard successfully deflects all impact forces away from your teeth. When properly fitted, these energy-absorbing zones direct forces away from your teeth, reducing the risk of dental injury.

With a Nxtrnd mouth guard, you’ll be able to start each game with confidence knowing that no matter how hard you hit, your mouthguard is there to protect you.

In addition to the energy absorbing zones, the guard was created through a special layering process that allows different areas to have varying levels of thickness. Because the Nxtrnd Zero offers a unrivaled custom fit, you won't need to constantly remove your guard to talk, breathe or drink. The Zero will comfortably allow you to keep your guard in your mouth the entire game or practice and keep your focus where it matters.



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