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Lip Protector for Dental Braces

Lip Protector for Dental Braces
Lip Protector for Dental Braces
Lip Protector for Dental Braces
Lip Protector for Dental Braces
Lip Protector for Dental Braces
Lip Protector for Dental Braces
Item #: DK-R400
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2 for $15.99
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  • Item Description

  • FAQ

  • Lynn Says

  • Customer Q & A

Item Description

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 smaller brackets and arch wires that are relatively straight, horizontally (may pop off if your brackets are very crooked across the teeth).

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!

Insertion Instructions: 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.

Confused about which type of lip protector to buy? See our Lip Protector Comparison Chart!

Please note: Lip protector products are not returnable due to health regulations.


  • You get 2 Lip Protectors (one for the upper teeth and one for the lower teeth).

  • They can be trimmed with scissors for an individual fit.

  • Includes a plastic storage box.

  • Full instructions are included with the product.

  • Confused about which type of lip protector to buy? See our Lip Protector Comparison Chart!

Lynn Says

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.

Customer Q & A

1 Question & 1 Answer
from Sonoma, CA asked:
September 10, 2015
How should you clean this lip protector so that it doesn't get gross?
1 Answer
Retainer Brite, SonicBrite, or DentaSoak will do a good job in cleaning your Lip Protectors. because they kill bacteria. Alternatively, you could soak them in denture tablets. In a pinch, you could soak them in Listerine. You should rinse them with fresh water every time you remove them from your mouth and formally clean them once daily to ensure that there is no builld-up of bacteria that will make them smell bad.
Submitted by: Lynn at DentaKit.com on September 10, 2015

Review Summary
4 Reviews
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50% (2)
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50% Recommend this product (2 of 4 responses)
By Lisa
Didn't work for me.
July 19, 2017
This product did not work on my braces because my teeth were not straight!
Merchant Response:We say in the product description that this product works best if your braces are relatively straight across your teeth. As your treatment commences, it should work better for you.
By Manuel
Henderson, Colorado.
Probably Serves Others' Purposes
May 20, 2016
The actual product wasn't so bad. I purchased these to protect my upper lip from my braces when playing the trumpet. It proved impossible to play with these on, the sounds just would not come out! I fiddled with them, tried cutting it into little strips, none of which did not work. I am still struggling with cutting up my lip to great extents every practice and performance.
Merchant Response:We're sorry that this product didn't work for your purposes. It isn't really meant for playing instruments. For that, another product called BraceGuard Lip Protector works much better, and was created for people who play brass or wind instruments.
By Mel
Crofton MD
Good job
January 31, 2015
Works like I expected
  • Durable, Easy to Use, Convenient, Great for Braces, Solves a Problem, Works Well
Best UsesFor Braces, Sports Protection
By Wrestling M.
Weston, WI
Good Product!
December 29, 2014
My son is a high-school wrestler, and we struggled to find something to protect his cheeks from his braces. He was given a mouthguard from the orthodontist, but struggled to breathe properly while using it. Most matches, he wasn't using anything. It was not uncommon for him to be bleeding frequently during and after matches from the braces cutting him. Another mom on the team recommended this product, and I bought it from my phone at a tournament! We had it within four days, and he said it makes a huge difference. His only complaint is that they are a little tough to get on, but they stay in place and we will continue to use and recommend them.
  • Works Well, Durable, Solves a Problem, Convenient, Great for Braces
  • Hard to Use
Best UsesOn the Go, For Braces, Sports Protection