Are you a beginner MMA fighter or an experienced professional who knows his way around the ring? Regardless, an MMA mouthguard is a must-have. If you take a blow to the face without the right protection, your teeth might get knocked out. Next to keeping your teeth in place, an MMA mouthguard also protects the jaw and minimizes the impact you face absorbs during a hit. Because of this, wearing a mouthguard can even prevent you from getting a concussion.
Our 3 best MMA mouthguard picks
Venum Challenger Mouthguard
Sanabul Single Boil And Bite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing & MMA Mouthguard
Everlast Evershield Double Mouthguard
1. Venum Challenger Mouthguard
This MMA mouthguard is versatile and is also suitable for Muay Thai, boxing, karate, etc. It comes in several color designs, which is also cool.
We consider it by far one of the most comfortable MMA mouthguards on the market. The biggest issue with most of them is that they’re either uncomfortable or don’t fit well. Due to its gel and rubber frames, Venum’s challenger mouthguard fits comfortably.
We found that it doesn’t affect your breathing during fights. When hit, your teeth and jaw won’t face injuries, because of the mouthguard’s thick outer rubber frame, which is what mainly prevents them from harm.
A protective storage case is also included.
2. Sanabul Single Boil And Bite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing & MMA Mouthguard
Sanabul’s MMA mouthguard is intended for not only contact sports, but ball sports too. If you practice martial arts, karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, boxing, etc. and need protection during sparring, this is it. It comes in adult and kids’ versions, and we especially recommend this brand to younger fighters.
Although it’s made of plastic, we found it easy to mold to the shape of your jaw and teeth. If boil and bite style mouthguards are your preferred type, this one fits comfortably. It doesn’t affect your breathing either, and doesn’t leave you with a bulky feeling in your mouth.
3. Everlast Evershield Double Mouthguard
The secret behind the comfort of Everlast’s MMA mouthguard lies in its double-framed design, which doubles its protection and comfort.
It can be used on either the top or bottom jaw, which isn’t something you’d normally have with a regular mouthguard. Its inner layer shields your teeth, while the outer layer protects the inside of your mouth and jaw. There should be no trouble putting it on, because it easily adapts to the teeth. Comfort isn’t an issue either – the MMA mouthguard feels light and subtle.
It contains a central breath channel which enables constant airflow during fights, so breathing won’t be tough.
Along with the MMA mouthguard, you’ll also get a storage case.
4. Shock Doctor Gel Max Mouthguard
We noticed that this was one of the most praised MMA mouthguards – both athletes and fighters love it, old and young. You can use it while doing martial arts, or even while playing football or basketball.
The inner part is lined with gel, which is why it fits like a glove and leaves you with a snug feeling inside the mouth. It adapts very well to different jaws owing to its easy mold. We found that it does a great job at protecting the teeth and gums during the most aggressive sparring and fighting sessions. It also doesn’t prevent you from breathing normally, because it contains holes through which air passes while you’re being active.
5. Redline Sportswear Custom Fit Mouthguard
Redline’s MMA mouthguard may be the last on our list, but it definitely had the most impressive fit compared to everything we tested.
It consists of 2 protective layers which protect the teeth, gums and lips from harm. As if 2 layers weren’t enough, the mouthguard is thicker in certain sections, so as to prevent the teeth from getting knocked out. Although this additional reinforcement doesn’t make wearing the mouthguard any less comfortable, some might find it bulky.
The gel lining adapts very well to the gums and teeth and even children can wear it. A huge plus is that you can’t damage it by chewing it, and it also doesn’t affect the nature of your breathing. And if you thought all of this was impressive, you can even drink and speak freely when it’s on!
A storage case also comes with the mouthguard.