Dental Sports Appliances

Smiles on Sparks with Dr Halpin is Ottawa's destination for Sports Appliances, Sports Mouth Guards and Sports Performance Appliances.

Sports Mouth Guards and Sports Performance Appliances - Dr Halpin has played competitive hockey for Acadia University, the University of Western Ontario, and professionally in Europe.  He has been making and using these for decades.  He has made mouthguards and appliances for pro athletes, including CFL and NHL players.

The protective type involves vacuum-forming material over a stone model made from an impression of the upper teeth.  

The performance appliance is made to a customized thickness recorded by a bite registration at the athlete’s optimal neuro-muscular inter-arch position to realize the athlete’s potential for maximum strength, balance and coordination.   It is made with or without protection from trauma.  This position is used also for athletes such as swimmer, golfers, volleyball players, weightlifters, as well as those playing contact sports.  Dr Halpin has had extensive training in neuromuscular dentistry.