Mouth Guards

Possibly the most underrated and underappreciated piece of equipment that kickboxers, mix martial artists, and Muay Thai fighters need is the mouth guard. Not only do mouth guards protect your teeth when you take shots in the face, they also can prevent other serious damage to your face. They are shock absorbers that don’t look like they do a huge job for you when you’re fighting, but they absolutely do.

All mouth guards are meant to do the jobs of protecting your teeth and keeping you from taking too much damage to your jaw, but different mouth guards provide different results. The key is to find a mouth guard that has been proven to work. Not only that, you want to find one that isn’t constantly moving around in your mouth or that gives you any type of discomfort. The best ones will sit snuggly around your teeth but not so tight that you end up getting sores in your mouth.

If you are looking for a great mouth guard either for training or for the fights that matter most, you have come to the right place. Below you will find five of the best mouth guards that are out there today. These mouth guards have been tested over many fights and training sessions by both amateurs and professionals and they have proven themselves to be the ones that fighters have come to depend on when they need to absorb shots to the head.

Venum Challenger Mouth Guard

If you look around for top rated fighting equipment, you will see Venum pop up on just about every one of them. And that is certainly the case with the Venum Challenger mouth guard, which is innovative in multiple ways. First of all, the rubber frame is designed in a way to sit comfortable in the mouth while absorbing a high percentage of every hit that gets you in the face. It also has a shape that makes it easy to adjust and remove. The Venum Challenger is a fantastic mouth guard that comes at an excellent price, so it’s no surprise that it made this list.


– Uniquely made Nexfit gel frame
– Designed to allow for easy breathing
– Highly rated shock absorption thanks to high density rubber frame
– Cushion to be comfortable on gums
– Very easy to adjust
– Comes with protective case to keep it clean
– 13 different color options

Sanabul Single Boil and Bite BJJ MMA Boxing Mouth Guard

This Sanabul mouth guard has that classic mouth piece look to it, but it has been upgrades in quite a few ways. It offers far better protection than the mouth guards worn 10-20 years ago, plus it is far more comfortable than those mouth pieces. The fact that it comes at the extremely low price of $4 means that it will continue to be one of the top selling mouth guards for boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and other contact sports. Sanabul has long been a trusted company in the combat sports world, so you can buy this mouth guard with confidence that it will do the job for you.


– Single bite mouth guard
– Lightweight
– Provides more air flow than classic mouth guards
– Easily customized to fit in any mouth
– Available in both youth and adult sizes
– 3 different color options
– Very low price
– Free case included to keep the mouth guard clean

Battle Fang-Edition Mouth Guard (2-Pack)

The Battle Fang mouth guard is so much more than just a mouth piece with some cool-looking graphics on it. It comes with a bottom barricade that was specifically designed to give your lower teeth extra protection to go along with top-notch protection for your top teeth. It also has an Easy Clip, which is there to make it quick and simple to pull the mouth guard out when you don’t need it. It’s also been proven to prevent TMJ, which is a painful disorder that causes discomfort in the jaw.


– Unlike most other mouth guards, these can be boiled and re-boiled multiple times
– Clip on guards for easy removal
– Unique fang look
– Even works for people who have braces
– Available in both youth and adult sizes
– 9 different color options
– Defective lifetime guarantee

Shock Doctor Gel Max Mouth Guard

One of the top-selling mouth guards on the market right now, the Shock Doctor Gel Max mouth guard has plenty of great features that fighters love. It is triple layered, including a shock frame that is meant to absorb even more of a punch or kick than most other mouth guards. It also has a gel liner that makes the mouth guard feel great in the mouth even when used for an extensive amount of time. It is also one of the best looking mouth guards that you will find.


– Designed to work in any type of contact sport
– Gel-fit liner ensures comfort to teeth and gums
– Exoskeletal shock frame used for extra protection
– Unique breathing channels throughout the guard
– Available in both youth and adult sizes
– Flavored and non-flavored options
– 16 different color options
– Comes with a $10,000 dental warranty

Hütz Adult Mouth Guard for Sports

Hütz went all-out with this mouth guard. What really sets it apart from all of the rest is its shape, which was designed specifically with contact sport athletes in mind. It has two separate anti-impact systems, keeping your from absorbing the majority of the impacts when you’re hit. It is arguably one of the most comfortable mouth guards that you can buy and you can own one for less than 10 bucks.


– Designed specifically for contact sports, so it’s an excellent choice for all combat sports
– Unique anti-impact gel for maximum protection
– Made to fit comfortably in any mouth
– Breathable design
– 3 different color options
– Free case included to keep the mouth guard clean

Shock Doctor Double Braces Mouth Guard Sports

The Shock Doctor Double Braces Mouth Guard Sports is a great one to use whether you are using it just for your teeth or if you also have braces. It is also available with or without a strap which makes it a great choice for football or lacrosse. This mouthpiece is made of 100% medical grade silicone for complete comfort and form fitting. This durable mouth guard uses an Integrated Ortho-Channel so that it fits safely over your braces, which in turn, protects you mouth from any cuts that you might get. In addition, most mouth guards don’t offer that space for braces which means your teeth are left in limbo with nothing covering them.

For the parent looking to protect their investment, think about purchasing this mouth guard. This is a lightweight mouth guard that is very durable. You won’t even notice you’re wearing it.


– Comes with or without strap
– Comes in pink, blue, red or with fangs
– Comes in adult or child sizes
– Has Integrated Ortho-Channel to fit safely over your braces
– Made with medical grade silicone for total comfort and durability

OPRO Power-Fit Mouthguard

The OPRO Power-Fit Mouthguard is one of the most retentive and comfortable self-fit mouth guards in sports. Unlike many other old school bite and boil mouth guards, the Power-Fit comes with a features called the Power-Cage. This is an additional 2 piece feature that helps you to mold the mouthpiece to the contours of your gums and teeth.

Most mouth guards you are going to find rely on you using your fingers to apply pressure to the mouth guard to shape the guard to your teeth and gums. However, the Power-Cage will do this for you. It will apply pressure to your mouth guard during the molding period which gives it a comfortable and tight fit around your gums and teeth for great retention.

This mouth guard is endorsed by some of the biggest brands in the business like the UFC, USA Rugby and American Youth Football.


– Only weighs 5 ounces for a lightweight and durable mouth guard
– Offers protection that is unrivalled with a dual layer out shell that absorb the impact you will take and spreads the impact out over a larger area
– Custom fit makes fitting this to your gums and teeth a breeze
– Perfect adults and kids over 10
– Trusted by some of the biggest names in sports like the UFC, New Zealand Rugby, American Youth Football, England Hockey, USA Wrestling and many other professional sports teams

lo-bloo Slick Mouth Guard

The lo-bloo Slick Mouth Guard is a dual density athletic mouth guard that is great for all high level and high contact sports. This mouth guard will only run you around $20. This is a great price for what you are getting. This mouth guards is the result of a great deal of field trials and lab testing. It’s got a hard out layer that can otherwise be known as a shield and it spreads the impact of the hit without feeling too “plasticky” in your mouth. Lo Bloo uses a proprietary mold material for the inner layer which not only retains its shape and superior energy absorption, but it gives you the perfect fit.

This mouth guard is loved by athletes all over world. If they love it, you are going to love it as well.


– The proprietary mold material used for this guard ensures a snug fit against your gums and teeth to spread the impact
– Great retention of shape because of the rigid outer layer and the proprietary mold material
– BPA free as well as latex and phthalates – only use food grade materials
– Super slim design so it won’t impact breathing

SISU Mouth Guards Aero 1.6mm Custom Fit Sports Mouthguard

The SISU Mouth Guards Aero 1.6mm Custom Fit Sports Mouthguard can be picked up for just around $25 and for that, you are getting a piece of mind. It is available in the original version and the NextGen version so the choice is up to you. You can’t go wrong with either one because of the protection you are getting. This is a fortified mouth guard that has an optimized perforation pattern that offers max protection and comfort. It also features crumple zones to absorb impact. The most unique features on this mouthguard is the super lightweight and very slim design. At a minimal 1.6mm, this mouth guard is half the size of most standard mouthguards. When you combine with the custom, remoldable and quick fit, it is easy to understand why it is so popular. This mouth guard is for adults and kids over 11 years old. It works great with braces as well.


– Available in a plethora of colors
– Only 1.6mm thick so you can barely tell you have it on
– Diffusix technology is able to distribute force
– This has a wide bit pad and rounded edges for comfort

Redline Sportswear Custom Fit Mouthguard w/Vented Case

The Redline Sportswear Custom Fit Mouthguard with Vented Case offers you an extra level of protection that you will appreciate. Without the proper protecting, you can cause serious damage to your teeth if you were to take a competitive hit. It is important to find a mouthguard that will form a tight bond in your mouth so that it stays in place during competition and this is a great option.

This mouthguard is resistant to chewing to offset the deforming that might come along with chewing your mouthguard and therefore, not fit properly. This mouth guard has been designed to fit tightly to the teeth and they use an advanced POE material when they made them. It also features a dual layer design that offers a soft gel lining that will mold to the gums and teeth easily so that you have that custom fit.


– Available in a variety of colors and work great for boy and girls of all ages
– Versatile design with the dual layer technology to protect against harsh impact
– These are perfect for both kids and adults
– Great for sports like MMA, wrestling, boxing, hockey, lacrosse and football to name a few
– Made with safe materials

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