This is the first mouthguard of any kind that I’ve owned or used. I picked up the next gen after bouncing around Amazon, looking for recommendations on mouthguards for BJJ. This is a little more expensive than other pieces, but so far I’m in love. It comes flat, you drop it in hot water for a minute, and then fold it up over your teeth.
It took me a few tries to get the molding just right, and then a few more minor alterations to get rid of sharp ridges. Every time you drop it in the water, it magically flattens out back to its original shape, or you can dip a specific part in to remold just a bit. Awesome!
I can drink out of a wide mouth nalgene just fine, can breathe with ease and can more or less communicate with training partners, although it’s not perfect for that.
Happy to recommend this as a guard for BJJ. J haven’t taken any large impacts yet, but I’m hopeful that when I do, this bad boy has me covered.
The SISU Max NextGen Mouth Guard offers more protection with less mouth guard. The Max NextGen is designed to fit players age 11 and up, including adults, and is ideal for football, hockey, lacrosse, basketball, boxing and other high-impact team sports. SISU’s NextGen models feature improvements over the original that include a wider bite pad, rounded edges for comfort and improved mold-ability to ensure a perfect fit. All SISU guards can be quickly and easily molded (and re-molded) to the individual user at home with hot water. At only 2.4mm thick, or 30% thinner than conventional, bulky mouth guards, players wearing the slim SISU Max NextGen can talk, breathe and hydrate normally with the guard in-place. With SISU guards, superior comfort does not mean sacrificing protection. The SISU Max NextGen is scientifically engineered with Diffusix technology, which uses a non-compressible, perforated material to distribute impact forces over a larger area and reduce risk of dental injury during competition. SISU guards are compatible with braces, but a dental professional should be consulted for proper fitting (adult-sized guard recommended for all ages wearing braces). For younger athletes, look for the SISU Junior NextGen. The SISU Aero NextGen offers an even slimmer profile for youth and adults. SISU mouth guards are backed by a $35,000, one year limited dental warranty protection. Made in the USA.