We had the DIY version of OPRO, only because we were away on holiday when they came to school to do them at the end of the summer. I think I spoilt at least three before I got one that fitted OK. Our dentist does not seem interested/never did them and I'd like one done properly. Is it possible to go to any dentist's to have it done, or would it have to be the one we are registered with?
My husband has done impressions in school car parks and in our kitchen before now from parents wanting a decent mouth guard! I am amazed if your dentist isn't interested - they usually don't cost any more than the Opro ones and you have the benefit of a little after-sales service if needed. Don't forget though that teenagers mouths are changing and growing and that a mouth guard fitted in Y7 won't still be doing the job in Y10. As DH says though, teeth are the only bit of the skeleton which don't mend, and it is a very difficult business dealing with broken or lost teeth. If your dentist won't do it, either change dentist or ring around a few.
Thanks, Amber. I'll try our dentist again - no idea why he wasn't interested in the past. DS1 went off rugby and never played hockey, so hasn't needed a mouth guard since last year anyway, but I need to get a decent one for DS2. I'm with you/your DH and KCG on the teeth thing. Worst case scenario, I will be asking DS1 if any of his friends has a dentist for a parent...