PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladiator Custom Mouthguards, an industry leader in custom mouthguards, recently introduced their thinnest and most comfortable mouthguard, the new High Performance Lite. But while it may be thin, it is huge on protection.
"We have continued to push the limits of our materials to offer yet another option that streamlines the Gladiator, making it thinner than ever before, offering the maximum in comfort, protection and compliance," said Bobbie Quinn, co-founder of Gladiator Custom Mouthguards.
Made specifically for sports requiring helmets and facial protection -- and recommended for all sports -- the ultra thin mouthguard uses Gladiator's patented design to provide athletes with the highest level of comfort possible, allowing athletes to breath and speak with ease. The new guard is currently being used by the Division I FBS football programs at Miami University (Ohio) and the College of the Holy Cross.
Using Gladiator's Power Grip® technology, featuring just two layers of 2mm ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) material, the High Performance Lite is designed to protect the teeth from impact and absorb shock to the jaw with minimal thickness. That means athletes are getting the protection they need, exactly where they need it, without any extra bulk.
And much like all Gladiator custom mouthguards, the High Performance Lite actually helps to improve athletic performance.
Gladiator's Power Grip® technology locks the lower jaw in a slightly forward position, giving the athlete 17% gains in extremity strength with less stress on the temporomandibular joint. According to Kinesiology studies, that helps make the athlete's body more relaxed for greater range of motion, flexibility and balance.
30% thinner than the Gladiator Pro, the High Performance Lite is engineered to match each athlete's exact individual mouth structure, allowing athletes to breath, communicate and drink comfortably without removing their mouthguard.
The High Performance Lite, as with all Gladiator custom mouthguards, may be completely personalized with a player's name, number, team logo and colors.
About Gladiator Custom Mouthguards
For over 20 years, Sport Guard Inc. (SGI) has been involved in the dental products industry and has grown to be the largest consumer-direct custom mouthguard provider in the nation.
After co-founder Bobbie Quinn's son suffered a concussion while playing ice hockey, we began to specialize in the fabrication of custom mouthguards. Our passion has driven us to pursue perfection by acquiring extensive knowledge and research of the materials associated with the production of a custom mouthguard. Ultimately, we have eliminated the need for dental visits for a custom-made mouthguard by creating an affordable product that gives every athlete at any age the opportunity to have the best protection possible.
The production of the Gladiator® -- a high-heat/pressure, multi-laminated mouthguard -- allows every Gladiator to be custom engineered for each athlete, giving them the appropriate thickness for the maximum amount of protection. Our Compliance Guarantee™ means it is our mission to construct the most comfortable and protective mouthguard possible.
With Gladiator's Protection Program™, our streamlined ordering process eases the administrative burden on athletic trainers and coaches, while the need for replacement is almost nonexistent, as Gladiators outlast boil-and-bite mouthguards 5-to-1. And of course, every Gladiator is personalized with your choice of color, identification and logo.
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