SISU Mouthguard Instructions | How to Mold a Mouthguard
What Guard Are You Fitting?
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Hot — but not boiling — water (170° F / 76° C)
Fork or similar utensil
1.Wash your hands and the material with soap and water.
2.Heat water in a small bowl to approximately 170° F / 76° C (hot to the touch, but not boiling).
3.Place your SISU into the hot water and wait until it becomes soft and pliable (use a fork or other utensil to determine mouthguard softness).
4.Once soft, carefully lift the SISU out of the water with a fork. It’s essential that you do not let the softened guard fold on itself. The material will glue together, making it difficult to reshape.
5.Balancing the pliable mouthguard with your thumbs, tilt your head back and open your mouth widely. Using a mirror, insert the mouthguard and bite down gently on the solid bar in the middle of the SISU – just enough to keep the guard in place.
6.Press your tongue to the roof of your mouth while flipping up the softened material to your front teeth. Then starting at the back of your mouth, use your fingertips to mold the material up against your teeth moving from back to front – covering the outside of your teeth to create a solid shield.
7.Once the material is completely molded, close your lips over the mouthguard and gently suck in air until the material has hardened to a snug, perfect fit.
Did you mess up? Unhappy with your fit? Had so much fun that you want to do it all over again? NO PROBLEM! Every SISU guard is remoldable up to 20 times. Simply place your formed SISU back in the hot water, let it soften and straighten out, and there you go! Time for Round 2.
Here’s a list of things to consider when fitting your SISU!
- Use water that is hot to the touch to activate your mouthguard
- Mold your SISU around all of your teeth (including molars)
- Mold and stretch the material to cover entire tooth surface area
- Suck in air gently, creating a snug but still comfortable fit
Don’t do this:
- Use boiling water to mold your SISU!
- Leave your back teeth exposed!
- Overly stretch the material, creating too-large perforations
- Suck-in air too enthusiastically, creating a fit that’s too tight
Check your fit:
So you’ve fitted your SISU, and you’re ready to hit the field…not quite. Once you’ve fitted your SISU Mouthguard it’s important to check to make sure that it’s fitted properly. A proper fitting guard is essential for the Diffusix Technology in the mouthguard to function. Here is a quick checklist.
Should you encounter a problem at any point during the fitting process, please contact our team at [email protected]
Tips for fitting with children:
There is a learning curve when fitting your SISU Mouthguard for the first time. No worries, this can be made easier when you do a couple of things first:
- If your child has braces, use the adult Aero guard regardless of their age and follow the directions for
fitting with braces.
- Watch the video tutorial with your child
- Allow ample time for fitting (we recommend two days before needed if possible).
- Identify the bite pad on the guard, and practice aligning it with the teeth before softening the guard for the first time.
- The guard is formed by using vacuum pressure (suction). Re-familiarize your child with the concept of suction; grab a straw and practice.
- If you become frustrated. Stop and take a break! Call us for help or refer to the numerous other fitting videos on YouTube.
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New sizing system for SISU Aero!
Research suggests the taller you are, the
larger your dental arch. And thus, a bigger mouthguard is required as height
increases. Our new and improved sizing system uses the findings of extensive
research and testing to suggest the proper guard for you based on how you
measure up. Check out our Size Chart to find your perfect fit.
1.6. mm thin
Up to $50,000 limited dental warranty
Ages 7+ (Use Medium or
Large with braces)
Aero Medium and Large are compatible with braces (Aero
Small is not)
Aero Small can be used as a junior mouthguard or for adults
with smaller mouths
Non-toxic: BPA, BPS, Latex, PVC, Phthalate free
The SISU Aero Mouthguard is the latest
evolution in mouthguard engineering by the makers of SISU Guard. Simply put, it
is the most powerful mouthguard we’ve ever built. With its unmatched quality and
functionality, SISU NextGen was designed with the athlete in mind, and its
unique new features are hyper focused on additional protection and comfort.
The Aero is made from a high-tech thermoplastic material
that is 30% stronger and has 8x greater tensile strength than conventional
mouthguard materials. This means that no matter how intense things get during
game time, your SISU Aero has your back and your teeth.
The most unique feature of the SISU Aero is its super-slim,
ultralight design. At a lean 1.6 mm, the Aero is 50% thinner than your standard
mouthguard. Combined with its quick, custom and remoldable fit, you´ll entirely
forget there’s something awesome and plastic inside your mouth.
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Sisu can be called the favorite word of the Finnish people. This untranslatable term became popular in 1920s, but its roots go back to the foggy past. Sisu is a kind of combination of courage, resilience, perseverance, determination and perseverance – characteristics that shape not only the fate of an entire people, but also the daily life of ordinary Finns.
Finland traditionally ranks high in international happiness rankings. A small country of about five and a half million people nestled in the northeastern corner of Europe, Finland is quietly and discreetly making its mark on the world. It will be very difficult for you to find a braggart Finn, since boasting is considered by us to be a manifestation of extreme uncivilization. Ask a Finn what the secret of our success is, and in response you will receive a shrug of the shoulders, or even voiced doubts that this success even exists. But those who believe that success can be the result of shisu are not far from the truth. You see, we are secretly proud of our sisu.
The exact meaning of sisu is difficult to determine. In other languages, there is hardly an exact parallel for it, and in Finnish itself, sisu denotes a whole group of character traits, such as: determination, endurance, courage, courage, willpower, perseverance and resilience. Sisu comes into play when you take on challenges that seem to be beyond your ability. They turn to him when the vicissitudes of fate and obstacles force you to give up and only courage allows you not to retreat.
Excellent communication skills, or the ability to sell a product persuasively, are now valued. Our perception of difficulties is entirely related to our frame of reference and past experiences. What is difficult for me may be a couple of trifles for you – and vice versa.
You probably have to go to interviews to get a job. For some, interviews are a frighteningly close attention to their person, plus the knowledge that you can ruin everything because of anxiety. Or you hate public speaking, but you’re required to give important presentations at work—just the kind of thing you dread with all your heart. Or maybe you need to have a difficult phone call or pretend to be lucky in front of colleagues, although your personal life is flying into hell. Whatever the difficulty, there are steps you can take to reduce your anxiety and connect to your system.
“Being well prepared is half the job done” is a popular Finnish expression. If you have to do something that makes you nervous, try to prepare as best as you can… and then a little better. If your nerves start to fail, at least you won’t have to worry about not knowing your subject well.
In difficult situations, we often forget about ourselves, or at least put our needs last. Revisit this approach and find a positive ripple effect in all directions. Get enough sleep, breathe fresh air, eat well and take time for yourself – you will improve both your condition and efficiency.
The most important part of being able to tap into the sis, the reserve of your inner strength that you may not have known about, is the ability to drown out all the surface noise. Clear your mind through meditation, prayer, deep breathing exercises, or simply spending some time in communion with nature. You will be surprised to see how clear and calm your thinking has become.
To live in Finland means to live among sharp contrasts. In summer daylight hours last from 24 hours in the north to 19hours in the south. The 24-hour “day” disrupts children’s sleep and dizzies adults with tempting possibilities (“It’s still only midnight, shall we go play golf?”). In the dark winter time – the other extreme: in the north there is no daylight at all, there reigns kaamos – polar night, and in the southernmost part of the country the day lasts a maximum of six hours. Winter drags on for a long time, and on rare sunny days people jokingly ask each other if they happened to see “some strange bright thing in the sky.”
The rare Hollywood films that feature Finland predictably feature snow-covered landscapes; but we still have four distinct seasons. Summer is sometimes very warm and with stable weather without much rain (note I wrote “sometimes”). According to our meteorologists, +25°C should be considered a “hot” day. And this means that most summer days do not reach this temperature. But this has its advantages: for active outdoor activities it is never too hot. Winter temperatures vary greatly – from a few degrees of heat to -30 ° C, or even lower.
Autumn comes to Finland early and spring late, and both seasons have their charms and challenges. But it is the extremes that rule our lives: we grind our teeth and call on our sisu when winter approaches and rejoice in such a long-awaited summer.
Already in February-March, one can witness such selfless devotion to the sun, which is closest to religious worship. As soon as the first ray appears (while the snow lies on the ground as if nothing had happened), people wrap themselves up more tightly and go in search of a place where they can sit comfortably with a thermo mug of coffee in their hand and soak up the sun with their eyes closed. Finns are generally cold-blooded people, but there is not a hint of caution in the way we enjoy spring and summer. We grab both by the horns like a bull and refuse to let go. Outdoor activity comes to fanaticism, and spending a wonderful day within four walls is considered a mortal sin with us. We, who are keenly aware of the transience of summer, can in no way be accused of not using it to its fullest.
It gets dark in Finland in winter. I mean really dark. From mid-December to mid-February, our country gets only a few hours of daylight. It would seem that we should get used to it, but people, wherever they live, need light to function properly, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a very real thing. You can endure, gritting your teeth, you can survive on pure sisu; but there are ways to make the winter months more tolerable—and even enjoyable.
No, of course not literally. But winter is the best time to create home comfort: light candles, gather around the fireplace, curl up under a fluffy blanket, enjoy warming and invigorating drinks, and generally pamper yourself a little. Invite friends over for a board game or movie; winter is ideal for home communication.
This advice calls for a word of caution. As my friend says: “When winter comes, my main task will be not to stuff chocolate into my mouth with both hands.” This is not a very healthy diet, so try to achieve comfort and coziness in the soul with healthy dishes – stews, for example, and nice red wine. And light some more candles.
Ah, the sauna! The heart of Finnish life and an absolute escape in winter. Its warmth melts the bones in a way that no hot bath can. Finns go to the sauna regularly – alone, with friends or “family”. Saunas are found in most homes or apartment buildings, as well as in gyms and workplaces. Enjoy to the maximum – after the sauna you will be wonderfully warm and sleepy, even without the beer that usually accompanies such trips.
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Witness the evolution of sports mouthguards!
Imagine a bulky sports mouth guard: how it stretches your mouth, your jaw cramps from pain, your breathing is blocked, your face is strained… You are so uncomfortable that all thoughts of victory fade into the background. You only think about getting the mouthguard out of your mouth as soon as possible.
Now imagine the Sisu NextGen, a mouth guard so thin (only 1.6-2.4 mm thick) that you can hardly feel it in your mouth! Mouthguard, which is enough to soak in hot water and it is ready to take the shape of your teeth, like plasticine. A kappa that, for all that, is the most powerful and durable kappa ever made.
Sisu NextGen is the latest evolution in mouthguard engineering. The creators of Sisu have proven that it is not the size of the mouthguard that matters, but its design. With unparalleled quality and functionality, this flexible construction was designed from the athlete’s point of view, and its unique features are focused on providing maximum protection and comfort.
The SISU sports mouthguard is made of a non-compressible, perforated material that does not deform under external influence (as traditional sports mouthguards do). The unique Diffusix™ technology distributes the force of impact over a large area, which significantly reduces the risk of injury to the teeth during sports.
Benefits of sisu
What makes SISU mouthguards the best on the sports mouthguard market?
1. STRENGTH. SISU sports mouthguards are 8 times denser and 30-50% stronger than traditional mouthguards. You can start any game with complete confidence that no matter how hard you hit, the SISU mouthguard will protect you.