Best mouth guard for Boxing – The Complete Guide

Mouth guards are simply vital for your safety, confidence and let’s not forget that a quality mouth guard will help you keep your healthy smile. The importance of it is just so much.

In this content I will walk you through about most quality guards’ exclusive features and all you need to know about them. There is also an excellent mouth guard for people, who use braces, at the end of the content.

Let’s start with amazing features of the BEST mouth guard for boxing…


1. Impact Custom Professional MMA/Boxing/Muay Thai Mouth guard

Best mouth guard for boxingProtection Rating: 10.0 / 10.0

Comfort: 10.0 / 10.0

Durability: 10.0 / 10

Quality / Price Ratio Rating: 9.0 / 10.0

Best Place to buy: Amazon

Unique Pros

  • Custom
  • Provides perfect fit and best protection possible
  • Shock absorbing material (6 mm thickness)
  • Good breathing capacity
  • You can drink water and talk easily
  • Lots of color selection
  • The most quality guard for boxing

Custom mouth guards are just superior to all mouth guard types. After all it is custom fit for your mouth and it is built to stay in there. With that Impact makes an impeccable job for producing this guard. It provides incredible shock absorbing and the thickness is around 6 mm. It is thicker than most mouth guards however it still allows you to speak clearly. Thanks to its design and good fit, it always gets excellent reviews for its breathing capacity.

After you order it, they will send you a kit and you will make an impression under 3 minutes. The instructions are very clear and you can implement these very easily. After you make the impression you will send it to Impact and then receive an incredible custom guard which will last around 3 years and the perfect fit is guaranteed.

It is actually so much better than going to dentist. Your dentist may not have an idea about which material to use for sports like boxing. They mostly use materials which they already have. Obviously custom ones are more expensive however it is BPA free also this mouth guard will protect your teeth, soft tissue and brain a lot better and last (around 3 years) a lot longer than regular ones. And once you will get used to training with Custom Impact, I am sure that you will love to use it during your boxing routine.


2. SISU MOUTH GUARDS Max 2.4 NextGen

Protection Rating: 9.4 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.7 / 10.0

Durability: 9.0 / 10

Quality / Price Ratio Rating: 9.9 / 10.0

Unique Pros

  • Next-gen shock absorbing materials and design
  • Extremely thin (2.4 mm)
  • Very easy to breathe, comfortable
  • You can drink water and talk easily
  • Very easy to mold
  • Lot of color selection

Normally we all see mouth guards ,which have 4-5 mm thickness, for boxing. And you probably ask that how this guard has only 2.4 mm thickness. Well it uses next-gen design, materials and it disperses shock incredibly well. So it does not need to be thicker.

It is particularly made for high impact sports like boxing.

When you see the picture, it has a lot of holes and is thinner. You will be able to breathe and talk very easily. If you want to have a thin guard and good overall protection, then Sisu 2.4 mm is made for you.

It also has mold-ability feature for better fit and comfort. You can also check out Sisu Mouth Guard Review for more details and you can see why it is more suitable for boxing than other Sisu guards as well.


3. Damage Control Mouth guards

Protection Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
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Comfort: 9.0 / 10.0

Durability: 8.9 / 10

Quality / Price Ratio Rating: 9.8 / 10.0

Unique Pros

  • Quality shock absorbing, diffusing material
  • Provides good fit
  • Suitable for people who have braces
  • Lots of designs
  • Comes with a carrying case

The most important reason why this mouth guard on this list is that its shock absorbing material distributes impact very well.

Also one of my boxing buddies has been religiously using and buying this mouth guard for years. And he has not complained about it even once.

It gets amazing ratings and reviews from people (buyers and trainers in boxing gyms). And some of them confessed that they got punched in the face while using it. Well it sounds funny but it is what it is 😉 It has lots of designs and I personally loved Iowa.

Damage Control comes with a carrying case.


Following guard provides best value for the money…

4. Venum “Challenger” Mouthguard

Venum "Challenger" Mouthguard ReviewProtection Rating: 9.3 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.0 / 10.0

Durability: 8.8 / 10

Quality / Price Ratio Rating: 10.0 / 10.0

Unique Pros

  • Quality frame design for comfort
  • Good shock dispersion
  • It comes with a case
  • Has norms and certificates for safety
  • Bestseller

Venum produces lots of boxing gears and they are determined to dominate the industry.

This guard’s frame provides comfort and it already has all necessary certificates for safety.

Also it has channels for increasing the breathing capacity and its rubber frame is just perfect for distributing the shock. And many other mouth guard companies also use it.

You may ask why Venum “Challenger” is sold like crazy. First of all it has all necessary features for fitting. And it provides all around safety for your teeth and jaw. This product also comes from very well known and trustworthy boxing company. A lot of people already used their boxing hand wraps, gloves etc. before and they were satisfied with them.  And when this guard has an incredible price and good reviews, they don’t even hesitate to try Venum “Challenger”.

Its manual is also very straightforward and you can implement all steps quite easily.


Following mouth guard is ideal for people who have braces…

Shock Doctor Double Braces Strapless Mouthguard

best boxing mouth guard for bracesProtection Rating: 9.5 / 10.0

Comfort: 8.0 / 10.0

Durability: 8.8 / 10

Quality / Price Ratio Rating: 9.2 / 10.0

Unique Pros

  • Uses medical grade silicon (important for dental safety)
  • The best mouth guard for people who have braces
  • Double (provides upper and lower teeth protection)
  • Can change structure according to teeth and brace
  • Extra ventilation features

Braces require special attention and if you do boxing training then it requires extra attention. According to many researches, Shock Doctor produced this mouth guard with medical grade silicon. It is bulky however it provides the best comfort and air circulation for people with braces. If you are interested to know the technology behind it you can have a look at their researches.

Also as your teeth structure or location of braces change, this mouth guard will adapt to changes so it won’t hurt your braces or soft tissue. The company calls it as “Insta-fit “. And this is the most important reason why Shock Doctor Double is perfect for braces.


Final Thoughts

best boxing mouth guardBoxing mouth guard’s first mission is to decrease the impact of the shock and disperse it. Guard also needs to provide air flow and should not cause any discomfort or hurt your mouth as well. These guards on this list provide all of these and get good reviews from buyers, boxing forums as well. With that obviously using a custom mouth guard will provide you the best protection out there. When it comes to health it is best to invest in the best product. And Impact Custom is truly the best mouth guard for boxing. After you get the order, you will do the impression (under 3 minutes) with implementing easy instructions. Then you will send back it to Impact and they will send your custom guard to you ASAP.

Custom ones can last 3 years whereas cheap ones can be useless after one punch. I have seen that people wear $200+ boxing shoes and a mouth guard which is a cheap boil and bite. If you want to protect your teeth, gums, soft tissues and brain custom one should be your definite first choice. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment section.


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10 thoughts on “Best mouth guard for Boxing – The Complete Guide”

  1. This is great! I have been wanting to get back into boxing for some time now. I was wondering where I should begin with upgrading my old gear. These mouth guards look great! Thanks for making this list showing me how they are ranked!

    1. That is nice Jordan, when I need to get new boxing gears, I also love that when I find incredible quality equipment.
      These are quite good mouth guards (have amazing feedback) yet I highly suggest you to get the custom one.

  2. Very informative post! Many people disregard the importance of using the mouth guard and the consequences for not using it. Sites such as yours bring awareness to the issue while providing some great solutions.

    1. And let’s not forget that these consequences can be really serious.
      I am also sure that any of these mouth guards will do job just fine 🙂

  3. Hi there, I agree with you a custom fitted mouth guard sounds like the best option, rather than an off the shelf product. Are you able to give any indication as to how long it takes for Impact Custom to send you the new mouth guard? Is this days or weeks? That would be the only draw back about having a custom mouth guard made, waiting for it to arrive once you’ve sent the mold away. Cheers, Karen

    1. I really think that everyone should wear custom mouth guards even if the budget is really tight. Well, you need to check out the product description for that. I don’t which one will you buy and from where. If you ask the manufacturer, you will probably get an answer quickly.

  4. All of them seem top good quality, I think the most important aspect of this is to obviously protect your teeth on a high impact combat sport like boxing or MMA, especially boxing most people aim for the head and not the body. Also, I never consider buying a mouth guard if I am using brace I guess some will do better then others in that field.

    1. I disagree. Because braces’ shape can change after an impact and this can hurt your gums and teeth as well. There are a lot of mouth guards which can accommodate braces and these don’t cause any discomfort.

      I just included 2 mouth guards above for that. Just check out them and if you have any concerns, feel free to share them.

  5. Good overall review on a variety of mouth guards. You have made me interested in the impact custom mouth guard as you gave it amazing ratings. The only one I have tried of the 5 is the shock doctor which is decent. The best mouth guard I have had was the OPRO I am curious how it would stack up against the Impact custom professional mouth guard though.

    1. I should give even more. Seriously if budget is not a concern then it should be the only choice. Hey Cliff, I remember that you also used other Shock Doctor products. I believe that it was a groin guard. Sock Doctor is decent and budget friendly.

      But man, I really don’t like OPRO and the technology behind OPRO mouth guards is not the greatest. I know very well that they advertise the products really well and are the official partners with NFL but I can’t compare it with a guard like Custom Professional. Also, the quality of it also does not match with any guards on the list. It also does not have a good fame among boxers and if you do a research, you can even see comments like my tooth is broken etc.

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