Agility Guard Central Performance Mouthguards
Not a New Idea – “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come” – Victor Hugo.
The potential to improve athletic performance by using a properly designed mouthguard is not a new idea . Dentists have, for some 40 years, noted improvements in athletic performance when athletes used a properly designed mouthguard. In the 1970s, Dr. John Stenger. the dentist for the Notre Dame football team, reported a statistical correlation with improved strength in football and track and field. Dr. Stephen Smith subsequently reported increased muscular strength with well-designed mouth guards. Dr. Harold Gelb and others have described these findings in “The Relationship Between Jaw Posture and Muscular Strength in Sports Dentistry: A Reappraisal”, Journal of Cranio-Mandibular Practice. 1996.
How are We Different?
Our focus is simple – we have developed a product that is, we believe, the best performance mouthguard in the industry. It was designed by Dr. Clayton A. Chan, acknowledged by many in the dental area as the developer of the most efficient neuromuscular “bite”, and Dr. Joseph Andary, a practitioner (and co-developer of another performance mouthguard) with substantial experience in assisting world-class athletes, including several Olympic Gold Medalists, with performance mouthguards.
Our business approach is simple – we acknowledge that while everyone would love to improve their athletic performance, each AgilityGuard must provide value. As such, our associated dentists use a series of tests, the Agility Tests, which give you a sense of the extent to which an AgilityGuard may help a particular individual. These tests give a very simple indication of what extent a performance mouthguard might improve individual performance. There truly is no “one size fits all” solution.
Dr. Chan’s experience has taught him that there is an “optimized zone” - to within less than a millimetre in most cases – within which performance is optimized. The expertise and methodology required to find and confirm that optimized zone requires significant training and equipment. Some of our dentists are currently trained to take you “close” to the zone (the Phi AgilityGuard), others “very close” to the zone (the Trophy AgilityGuard) and yet others within the zone. On our Dentist Locator page on this website, we indicate the level of training each particular dentist has.
In addition to being, we believe, the very best neuromuscular product on the market, we have created a business model that best ensures that we are able to offer AgilityGuard products that are both cost effective and of superior quality standards. The net result, we believe, is that you, the customer, are able to purchase a better product at a better price.