This Lip Protector is a flexible clear lip bumper shield that covers the front of your brackets from one end of your mouth to the other, protecting your lips and gums. It is a very popular product used as a mouth protector for wrestling practice in schools. The outside of the device is smooth, and the inside contains soft flexible double hooks that attach to your arch wire. If the hooks don't align perfectly with the spaces between your brackets, you can cut them off with scissors to create a custom fit. Caution: may present a choking hazard if used while sleeping. Please note: this product is not returnable due to health regulations
The Lip Protector is a great choice for musicans or people who play sports where a mouthguard is not necessary, but comfort and protection from laceration is a factor. It's also a great product for "braces newbies" who desire a little extra help in those first uncomfortable weeks of orthodontic treatment. This product works best on arch wires that are relatively straight.
Each set of Lip Protectors is housed in a convenient plastic storage box, and contains two shield strips, one for the top teeth and one for the bottom teeth. Instructions are included. Buy two sets and save!
You can use either Lip Protector strip for your top or bottom teeth. Starting in the middle of your mouth (midline), lightly press the hooks that are on the inside of the Lip Protector onto your arch wire between your brackets. If a set of hooks does not line up, simply remove them with scissors. Continue pressing the Lip Protector onto the remainder of the arch wire, removing hooks as necessary for a custom fit.
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Please note: Lip protector products are not returnable due to health regulations.
Braces can really tear up the inside of your mouth, and the Lip Protector provides a long lasting barrier between your brackets and your gums. It attaches to your arch wire with little plastic hooks. You can cut the hooks with scissors if they aren't in exactly the right place. The only drawback of this product is that it may pop off if your brackets aren't relatively straight.
These Lip Protectors are very popular with high school wrestlers, because they cover the braces for wrestling practice (for competitions, the Shock Doctor Braces Mouthguard might be necessary -- check with your team coach).
Some people aren't sure whether to buy the Comfort Cover, Ceramic Bracket Cover, or Lip Protector. These products aren't expensive, so you can buy one of each and see which one works best for you. We have a "2 for" price on these products to save you a little money when ordering more than one product in this category.