OPRO, the leading global manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard and Double Queen’s Award Winner for Enterprise: Innovation, has today launched the world’s first dentist level custom-fit mouthguard that can be fitted instantly at home, saving contact sports players significant time and money. In a few simple steps, the Instant Custom-Fit from OPRO offers dentist level fit, comfort and protection, providing a quicker, more efficient solution to obtaining high quality custom mouthguards at a reasonable price.

Powering performance with the same level of impact protection as worn by professionals, the Instant Custom-Fit is available from just £29.99, significantly more affordable than dentist level mouthguards. The Instant Custom-Fit is comfortable, secure and durable and provides a truly bespoke fit with options for braces and youth wearers and different designs to match different sporting styles.

Made in the same state of the art Hertfordshire facility and employing virtually identical manufacturing techniques as the world-leading OPRO Custom-Fit, this game-changing product uses OPRO’s patented, innovative fitting device, the Compression Cage. The Compression Cage allows the user to harness the immense power of their own jaw to create an instant impression of their teeth within the highly protective mouthguard – all from the comfort of their own home. With no requirement to visit a dentist, provide an impression or wait for an accurate mouthguard to be made, the Instant Custom-Fit will prove to be a significant time-saver for consumers.

Working in conjunction with the Compression Cage, the Instant Custom-Fit’s ultra hi-flow gel fins securely mould around the contours of the wearer’s teeth and gums. The cutting-edge, triple layer construction dissipates shock waves from a blow and reduces overall force. This results in a significant reduction in the chance of a sports-related tooth injury ensuring wearers feel safer and can play better.

The Instant Custom-Fit mouthguards will be worn by OPRO’s extensive network of hundreds of schools and sports clubs up and down the country, and is already being used by OPRO’s official partners including the Waratahs, Melbourne Rebels and brand ambassadors Shona McCallin (Great Britain Hockey and Olympic Gold Medalist) and Danny Roberts (UFC fighter).

From a concept that became a reality over 20 years ago at a dining room table in Hertfordshire, OPRO has grown to become the most advanced and progressive mouthguard company in the world. Its inception began when founder and former dentist, Dr. Anthony Lovat, created bespoke custom-fit mouthguards for pupils in schools throughout the UK having become alarmed by the number of children coming to see him with dental injuries.

With over 25 years’ experience, OPRO is dedicated to bringing leading technology and safety to athletes at all levels of sport and are the official partners of over 80 elite sports teams including England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Wales Rugby, Great Britain Taekwondo, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Hockey Australia, Great Britain and England Hockey.

OPRO founder, Dr. Anthony Lovat said: “We’re very excited to launch our most recent innovation in mouthguard technology as, with the help of our incredible team’s passion and ingenuity, we continue to push boundaries in the industry.

“The Instant Custom-Fit mouthguard, a world’s first, is a potentially game-changing development in dental care and will offer equal protection to a Custom-Fit mouthguard – at a fraction of the time and cost – to both grassroots and elite players of the sports we love.”

To ensure development of the highest quality product, the Instant Custom-Fit mouthguards were trialed by OPRO’s partner sports clubs across the UK, including Banbury RUFC.

Keith Cook, Membership Secretary at Banbury RUFC, said: “We have been working with OPRO for a number of years, regularly hosting them at pre-season dental impression visits for our playing members, and creating our own custom design.

“As a club, we were pleased try the new Instant Custom-Fit mouthguard. The feedback from our players was extremely positive, with them finding the fitting process easy to follow and a secure fit when worn.”