View Full Version : Mouth guard recommendation...


Spacey1991
02-13-2009, 04:41 PM
I read on this forum about 3 weeks before starting boxing that he Brain-Pad Mouth guard would be the best one to get, better than Shock Doctor. I have had braces in the past on my top and bottom set and would like something like the Brain-Pad to protect both my top and bottom set of teeth, and I came across this...

http://www.sugarrays.co.uk/shop/brain-pad-lopro-mouth-guard.html

Would you recommend this?

Any advise would be appreciated, green karma for all! :)

Spacey1991
02-13-2009, 05:18 PM
Anyone...?

Spacey1991
02-13-2009, 06:17 PM
Please guys... I am just about to order one, I would like a little bit of input first?

I always help people if I can... the least I ask is for the favor to be returned?

nystate0fm1nd
02-13-2009, 06:49 PM
sry man, I don't rly have good advice on this one. I just bought a cheap $3 one from modells lol. I'm sure any mouth piece is better than that but it served its purpose for me. Hope you find some answers tho.

Spacey1991
02-13-2009, 06:57 PM
sry man, I don't rly have good advice on this one. I just bought a cheap $3 one from modells lol. I'm sure any mouth piece is better than that but it served its purpose for me. Hope you find some answers tho.

Thanks buddy, atleast you have tried to answer... I don't mind as long as people try. Green karma for you! :)

SOY-COMO-SOY
02-13-2009, 08:29 PM
I read on this forum about 3 weeks before starting boxing that he Brain-Pad Mouth guard would be the best one to get, better than Shock Doctor. I have had braces in the past on my top and bottom set and would like something like the Brain-Pad to protect both my top and bottom set of teeth, and I came across this...

http://www.sugarrays.co.uk/shop/brain-pad-lopro-mouth-guard.html

Would you recommend this?

Any advise would be appreciated, green karma for all! :)

I bought an Everlast Double Guard Brain-Pad. I bought it for like $20.

Spacey1991
02-13-2009, 08:32 PM
I bought an Everlast Double Guard Brain-Pad. I bought it for like $20.

Have you got any advantages/disadvantages for them... because of what I have read from Shock Doctor is much more comfortable and easier to breath.

SOY-COMO-SOY
02-13-2009, 08:49 PM
Have you got any advantages/disadvantages for them... because of what I have read from Shock Doctor is much more comfortable and easier to breath.

I dont like the single mouth guards. I like the double mouth guards.

I figure The double mouth guards protect the upper and lower teeth compared to the single mouth guards.

AztecWanker
02-14-2009, 02:17 AM
i bought a double mouthguard for about 2 or 3 bucks, it works fine i guess i havent lost any teeth or been KO'd :lol1:

KostyaTszyu44
02-14-2009, 04:33 AM
i always say this in these threads but no one seems to ****ing listen

its a mouthguard FFS, go down to the chemist/drugstore and buy a boil and bite one for $5-$10, all ive ever had and it works fine, never got a tooth knocked out or nothing

KiengKoopa
02-14-2009, 04:40 AM
i always say this in these threads but no one seems to ****ing listen

its a mouthguard FFS, go down to the chemist/drugstore and buy a boil and bite one for $5-$10, all ive ever had and it works fine, never got a tooth knocked out or nothing

I dont think a mouthguard is just a mouthguard. Its like saying a motorcyle helmet is a motorcyle helmet, you just dont wanna go cheap on safety. I'm also interested in seeing how well you can breathe through the brain-pad if anyone knows. I know its not gonna make you a better fighter all of the sudden. Advantages and disadvantages of double and single guard???

KostyaTszyu44
02-14-2009, 05:02 AM
I dont think a mouthguard is just a mouthguard. Its like saying a motorcyle helmet is a motorcyle helmet, you just dont wanna go cheap on safety. I'm also interested in seeing how well you can breathe through the brain-pad if anyone knows. I know its not gonna make you a better fighter all of the sudden. Advantages and disadvantages of double and single guard???

completely different situation

best thing you can do is learn some defence

Spacey1991
02-14-2009, 08:08 AM
Well I hear that Brain-Pad offers a little more protection than Shock Doctor but it doesn't really matter when sparring because of the headgear... I have also heard that the material on Brain-Pads are ****, an I heard that the breathing hole isn't that good and it is hard to breath... plus aparently they can be crushed with minimal pressure. I heard from various searching that Shock Doctor is better, it is a lot less bulky... offers you good protection and it is easier to breath.

So basically I searched threads on this forum where there were more for Shock Doctor and giving disadvantages for Brain-Pad... and I also searched Brain-Pad vs Shock Doctor into Google and found it to be a landslide for the Shock Doctor... again giving disadvantageous for the Brain-Pad and advantages for the Shock Doctor for its simplicity.

I think if what everyone says is true and it is hard to breath and not very comfortable I will go with the Shock Doctor because I think comfort will benefit me... I mean yeah extra protection is good but with the head guard and all it doesn't make a massive difference.

So I think I am going to go with Shock Doctor on this one... unless people should disagree?

Trrmo
02-14-2009, 10:28 AM
Buy both types, dont need the brand names. Two will always come in handy. I personally have found I feel like vomiting using the double guard though I believe it reduces the shock from punches by holding the jaw in place, so if you can get used to it it is better.

I use my mouthguard from years ago but I had to put it in boiling water to re-mould it. It was made and fitted by a dentist and is a hell of alot better than one bought from a sports store. I donīt know if dentists can custom make the double guards or not

Spacey1991
02-14-2009, 10:51 AM
Buy both types, dont need the brand names. Two will always come in handy. I personally have found I feel like vomiting using the double guard though I believe it reduces the shock from punches by holding the jaw in place, so if you can get used to it it is better.

I use my mouthguard from years ago but I had to put it in boiling water to re-mould it. It was made and fitted by a dentist and is a hell of alot better than one bought from a sports store. I donīt know if dentists can custom make the double guards or not

Thanks buddy... but I made my mind up now I am getting the Shock Doctor... one that many people use and recommend and the one that I know I can definitely not go wrong with.

I would get a customized one, but it is only for sparring I just wanted to know what would be a good one to buy... I don't plan to slash loads of cash on a custom one just yet, I would rather get a Shock Doctor and see how things go before deciding to get a customized one in the future.

Green Karma for helping though buddy! :)

TheTruthIs
02-14-2009, 02:57 PM
Don't get the colored shock doctor, that has a ridge of hard plastic all around...goes for like $20. It is not suited best for boxing...more for other sports, hockey etc.

The shock doc. cheaper version in black will suit you better as it doesn't have that extended ridge, and only costs about $10.

What happens with them is the gel will erode and it will continually cut into your gums. Been there and done it..along with others people I know.