Express 4 Power Custom and Express Models
Performance mouthpieces for ALL SPORTS!
The Express 4 Power is fit directly in the mouth. It is a manufactured product of ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA), a flexible material. It is a dual-layer injection-molded device. The mouthpiece is placed in a pot of water heated to 180-185⁰ for one minute. The inner layer softens in hot water and the mouthpiece is formed over the teeth to the pre-determined position of neurologic facilitation. The outer layer is flexible but does not soften, and holds the appliance's shape in hot water. Using the bite guide sticks included, the Express 4 Power can be fit in nine different sizes, with vertical dimensions of 3, 4 or 5 millimeters and anterior protrusive positions of 0, 1.5 and 3 millimeters. One of the benefits of this device is that it can be refit several times or changed in size (within limitations) if desired, by merely repeating the instructions. The Express 4 Power is reasonably priced and closely competitive in price with less-advanced store-bought mouth guards. The target market is the high school age athlete or those athletes less than elite.
Both mouthpieces have huge potential because the market is no longer just athletes in contact sports. Both custom and customizable are targeted at all athletes desiring better performance. It is envisioned that athletes in sports such as golf, tennis, baseball and swimming will embrace performance mouthpieces for better training and performance. The huge advantage over other mouth guards is that one can breathe better, talk clearly with Express 4 Power in place and they are not as visible as any conventional mouth guard. As for contact sports, those that use helmets have face masks attached. The operative rationale for those critical of minimal tooth protection with Express 4 Power is, "It is a lot easier in today's world to fix damaged teeth than damaged brains."
Express 4 Power prior to fitting.
Express 4 Power after fitting.
Express 4 Power Bite Guide Stix Wheel