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SISU Mouthguard FAQs

Which guard should I get: Aero, Max, or GO?

The choice of an Aero or Max depends on the level of protection you need.

  • Aero Guard is our most popular guard. Offered in 3 sizes (Small, Medium, Large) Aero is the perfect choice for any athlete. 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)
  • See this comparison chart for more info.

How do you fit a SISU Mouthguard?

Please visit our fitting page for complete fitting instructions and a helpful video.

How can I tell if my mouthguard is fitted properly?

  • If you mouthguard is fitted properly you should not be able to remove it with your tongue.
  • Do not stretch the holes! Stretching them can compromise the integrity of the guard and will void the dental warranty.
  • It's crucial that your teeth are properly aligned with the bite pad of the mouthguard, place them on the area where there are no perforations.
  • Your guard should cover the outer surfaces of your teeth and not the roof of your mouth.
  • With a preperly fitted SISU, you should be able to speak almost completely naturally.
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When should I replace my SISU Mouthguard?

We recommend you replace your SISU Mouthguard once a season or at the very minimum once a year. 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 limited dental warranty up to $50,000 for up to 1 year after purchase.

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. Make sure to use a SISU Aero Medium or Large regardless of the child's ages. Do not use a SISU Aero Small with braces. Visit our braces page for more information.

Can I wear this mouthguard as a retainer?

The SISU Mouthgaurd (SOVA Night Guard) should not be worn as a retainer and will not keep teeth from shifting, it is best to wear the retainer provided by your orthodontist.

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 (170℉) 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. Instead, if you have a smaller mouth, size down to a SISU Aero Small 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 Small 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. If you know you have a small mouth, size down to a SISU Aero Small. 

Do you have a mouthguard for the lower teeth?

You can wear a SISU on both your 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 (small) or SISU GO.

Can I wear a SISU on both the top and bottom teeth?

Yes, the SISU mouthguard can be worn on both the top and bottom teeth for extra protection. If you want protection for your lower teeth, we recommend using the Aero Guard (small) or SISU GO.

Does my SISU contain any harsh chemicals?

Our mouthguards do not contain any of the following chemicals: PVC, Latex, BPA, BPS or Phthalates.

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?

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
FOR STORAGE IN HOT WEATHER CLIMATES
  • 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.

How do I remove a guard stuck to my braces?

Please follow these steps to safely remove the guard.
Gather the following tools: A cup of very hot water, cotton swabs, cotton balls, cotton gauze, a pair of tweezers, and a washcloth.
Take care to protect the mouth to prevent burns due to hot water exposure! Use the wash cloth or cotton gauze to absorb excess hot water when applying the soaked material to the guard.
Begin by using the tweezers to apply hot water saturated cotton swabs or cotton balls to the guard area surrounding the brackets, to soften the guard.
As the guard softens, use the tweezers to slowly and gently, pull the guard away from the brackets. Focus on smaller areas, progressing until the guard can safely be removed. (Reheat the water as necessary to maintain the temperature needed to soften the guard.)


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.

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.

IMPORTANT: BATTERY LIFE EXPECTANCY

Expect the battery to last for up to 170 hours of active use. 

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.

WHY ISN'T MY SISU SENSE SYNCING WITH THE APP

IN ORDER TO ACTIVATE YOUR GUARD, WHEN FIRST MOLDING, KEEP IT SUBMERGED IN 200° FAHRENHEIT WATER FOR FOUR MINUTES. YOUR GUARD WILL NOT SYNC UNTIL IT IS SUBMERGED FOR 2 MINUTES.

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.

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.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

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.

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.

CARING FOR 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.

BATTERY SAFETY

Just as other devices worn in the body that contain electronic batteries, the battery within SISU Sense is safely encased.

OTHER FEATURES

  • 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
  • Privacy Policy available for viewing on www.sisuguard.com
  • Order Mouthguard directly from the app

ANDROID APP IS IN DEVELOPMENT
Read more information about sports injuries and concussions here:
blog.sisuguard.com/how-common-are-concussions
blog.sisuguard.com/what-is-a-concussion