SISU Mouthguard FAQs
Which guard should I get: Aero, Max or Junior?
Junior is for children ages 7-10. For ages 11 and up, the choice of an Aero or Max depends on the level of protection you need.
- Aero Guard is our most popular guard. Aero is 1.6 mm thin and is used by those who like the superior protection of a SISU Mouthguard, but prefer the thinner profile. Most commonly used in team sports such as: lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, football, hockey (with full cage helmet).
- Max Guard is 2.4 mm thin and offers more protection than the Aero. It’s generally used in sports that have a higher rate of direct facial contact and aggressive play. Most commonly used in: rugby, MMA, ice hockey (with visor helmet)
- Junior Guard is the smaller version of Aero is also 1.6 mm thin and designed for children between 7-10 years of age. If you have a smaller mouth but are 11 years or older, you should use an Aero guard. Using the Junior Guard if you are older than 11 may void any available dental warranty and possibly putting your teeth at more risk for injury.
How do you fit a SISU Mouthguard?
Please visit our fitting page for complete fitting instructions and a helpful video.
How long will my SISU last?
Keeping it clean and letting it dry before storing will keep the germs at bay and extend the life of the guard. Your SISU Mouthguard is covered by a $35,000 dental warranty for up to 1 year after purchase. We recommend you replace your sisu mouth guard once a season or at the very minimum at least once a year.
Can I wear a SISU Mouthguard with braces?
SISU Mouthguards work great with braces because they can be remolded as teeth are shifting throughout treatment. In order to successfully fit your SISU Mouthguard, a protective barrier (such as dental wax) is needed to cover the brackets during the fitting process. We recommend having your orthodontist help with the fitting. Visit our braces page for more information.
What if I want to remold my SISU Mouthguard?
Your SISU Mouthguard is remoldable up to 20 times without losing its protective properties. Just put your guard in hot water (160℉) and watch it return to its original shape.
I have a really small mouth… should I trim the mouthguard before fitting it?
Do not trim your SISU Mouthguard. With SISU, every part of the guard is important when it comes to getting the most protection out of your mouthguard: the perforations, the crumple zones, the boomerang shape. Not only will trimming the guard void any available dental warranty, but your teeth will be at a lot more risk for injury.
But I still have a small mouth…should I purchase a SISU Junior instead?
By the time you turn 11, your jaw has fully formed. You’ll need all the material provided in any of our adult mouthguards to provide you with the best protection. SISU is a custom fit guard that forms to the exact shape of the user’s teeth. Using the Junior Guard if you are older than 11, may void any available dental warranty.
Do you have a mouthguard for the lower teeth?
You can wear a SISU on your both top and bottom teeth, but most of our athletes prefer the comfort and strength that a single mouthguard provides. If you want protection for your lower teeth, we recommend using the Aero Guard.
How do you clean a SISU Mouthguard?
Clean your guard using a non-whitening toothpaste or soak in 3% hydrogen peroxide for 10 minutes only. Do not use denture tablets, dish soap, or harsh cleansers. Avoid products containing alcohol.
Does my SISU contain any harsh chemicals?
Can I wear SISU for night grinding?
We recommend that you use our SOVA night guard for grinding and clenching. SOVA is specifically engineered to diffuse and redistribute the forces of night grinding and clenching. SOVA doesn't go as high on the gum line, has a smaller profile and is much more comfortable than SISU for night time use. Its design is specific to night grinding and clenching. While SISU can be used at night, under no circumstances should SOVA be used as an athletic guard.
Do mouthguards protect against concussions?
It is a common misconception that mouth guards protect against concussions. No conclusive evidence exists that mouth guards can protect against concussions. What they can do, is protect against dental impact.
How do I clean and store my SISU?
- Clean your guard using a non-whitening toothpaste or mild soap.
- You can also soak in 3% hydrogen peroxide for no more than 10 minutes
- Do not use denture tablets, dish soap, or mouthwash
- Avoid products containing alcohol or harsh cleansers
- Do not wash your SISU Mouthguard in the dishwasher or expose it to extreme heat
- Carefully rinse and dry before storing your guard at room temperature
- Consider purchasing a case to keep it safe, clean, and out of reach from your pets
- Keep out of direct sunlight
- Store your guard in water using a plastic water tight container. The water acts as an insulator against the heat.
Do you make a mouthguard with a tether/strap?
The SISU Mouthguard does not offer the option of a strap or tether at this time.
SISU Sense FAQs
WHY DOES THE SISU SENSE MOUTHGUARDS HAVE A CALIFORNIA PROP. 65 WARNING?
This product can expose you to Bisphenol A (BPA) that is listed in California under Proposition 65 as causing female reproductive toxicity BPA is a widely used chemical that is found in protective coatings in metal food and drink cans and bottle caps. In California. Consumers can decide on their own if they want to purchase or use the product. A Proposition 65 warning does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements. A small amount of BPA-containing adhesive is used during assembly of the electronic components of the SisuSense mouth guard. During curing of the adhesive, the BPA is consumed, and the assembled electronic components are completely encased in a medical -grade thermoplastic polymer. This makes it highly unlikely that the user of the SisuSense mouth guard comes into direct contact with BPA.
SISU SENSE IS A BETA-STAGE PRODUCT
We are looking forward to your participation as a key part in helping us to perfect our product. With your help and feedback, we can fully realize the potential of this useful and exciting new technology.
IMPORTANT: BATTERY LIFE EXPECTANCY
Expect the battery to last for up to 170 hours of active use. Be aware that it will activate at a temperature of 80° Fahrenheit. To get the most effective use out of your SISU Sense, we highly recommend that you keep the guard in a cool environment when it is not in use (just as you would with any piece of electronic equipment). To save battery life, keep it cool, and consider purchasing a cold pack for those times when your guard is not in use and will be exposed to temperatures 80° and above. The battery will automatically turn off after five minutes when the temperature is below 80° F.
YOUR GUARD WILL ARRIVE TO YOU IN A DORMANT STATE
To receive full benefit of the battery life, you must activate it within five months of receiving it.
LOW BATTERY WARNING
Check your App regularly, it will give approximately two weeks of notice before it expires.
CONTINUED USAGE AFTER THE BATTERY EXPIRES
Once the battery is no longer working, you may continue to use the mouthguard for dental protection for up to one year from the date of purchase.
WILL I NOTICE THE CHIP AFTER I FIT THE GUARD?
The electronic chip is nestled between your upper gum and cheek where there is ample room. You can expect the same level of comfort that SISU is famous for. The SISU Sense is re-moldable, allowing you to get the perfect fit.
INITIAL ACTIVATION OF THE CHIP AND SYNCING THE GUARD TO THE APP
IN ORDER TO ACTIVATE YOUR GUARD, WHEN FIRST MOLDING, KEEP IT SUBMERGED IN 160° FAHRENHEIT WATER FOR TWO MINUTES
PAIRING (after downloading the SISU Sense app)
To initially pair with your device, insure that only your own SISU SENSE mouthguard is within range of your phone. Device will not pair if someone else’s guard is within the vicinity. Once activated, allow up to 15 seconds to connect with the App.
TEST THE ACCELEROMETER
If you are unsure the chip is functioning properly, use the built in test function. In the settings page, tap on “Test Accelerometer”. Press the TEST button, hold your mouthguard close, and shake it for 15 seconds. If your accelerometer works but the app shows no hits you may not have recieved any significant impacts or your device may not be in range.
SYNCING THE DEVICE AFTER A GAME
This is not a ‘’real time’’ product. Remove the guard from your mouth to sync, keep within 5 feet of your phone to insure proper connection. When the app is open it will sync automatically. It can be in the background but must be open in order to sync.
If the athlete registers a major hit, a text alert will be sent to the designated emergency contact. The notification occurs once the athlete’s chip is synced with the app.
- Enable or disable notifications – adjusted in settings page
- Adjust the color theme
- Questions on how to use app? Getting Started Tutorial can be found in the settings
- LIVE CHAT is available via ‘Chat with us’ during regular business hours EST
- Order Mouthguard directly from the app
CARING YOUR SISU SENSE
Clean your SISU Sense the same as your other SISU Mouthguards- mild soap or use a non-whitening toothpaste. Don’t use harsh cleansers that contain alcohol or cleaning tablets. Consider our SISU Fresh Spray to clean and freshen your mouth guards.
To preserve battery life, store your guard in temperatures less than 80° F.
Just as other devices worn in the body that contain electronic batteries, the battery within SISU Sense is safely encased.