Brain-Pad Selected as Official Dual Arch Mouth Guard
Brain-Pad is a dual arch, bi-molar, mouth guard that repositions the lower jaw to protect the upper and lower teeth and also reduces impact energy at the base of the skull and brain. Many standard sport mouthguards protect either the upper teeth or the lower teeth.
The Brain-Pad technology stabilizes the jaw so it is placed into a neutral position. This created a safety space at the jaw joint that reduces the risk of jaw impact concussions and Temporomandibular joint injuries.
The Brain-Pad mouth guard also opens the airway in the throat 100 percent, improving breathing.
In Mixed Martial Arts, statistics show that concussion makes up about 3.8% to 20.4% of reported injuries).
The International Kickboxing Federation, a leading kickboxing sanctioning body, and the International Sport Combat Federation, the first and largest mixed martial arts sanctioning body for pro and amateur MMA, both passed safety requirements that will require the use of Dual Arch Jaw Joint Protective mouth guards by all combatants who fight in sanctioned events.
This represents one of the first athletic mandates for the use of Jaw Joint protective mouth guards by athletes. The two federations cover thousands of athletes throughout the world. They selected Brain-Pad as the official mouth guard for their members, and the Dual Arch mouth guard usage will become mandatory for all IKF and ISCF competitors by mid-August this year.
Brain-Pad is a line of affordable athletic mouth guards using patented technology and a dual arch-protection system. The Brain-Pad mouth guards are tested and proven to reduce impact energy at the base of the skull and brain by keeping the lower jaw stabilized in a position that decreases the likelihood of basal skull concussions and TMJ (jaw joint) injuries.
“We have always taken the measures necessary to ensure the safety of our competitors. Impact to the jaw and subsequent head injuries pose major medical concerns for our members and we believe this mandate will ensure that better precautions are taken. Many of our athletes have been relying on Brain-Pad mouth guards for dual arch protection and to stabilize the jaw during competition. We feel strongly in the performance and protection benefits of these mouth guards and are proud to set an example to the sports community by passing this safety requirement. We are also pleased to see that ISKA and KICK International have now also agreed to do the same with their event participants in 2010 which brings unification to the new safety requirement.” – Steve Fossum, President/CEO of International Fight Sports, the parent company of IKF Kickboxing, ISCF MMA and several other Fight Sport Organizations and companies
Joe Manzo, President of Brain-Pad says the mandate from the two federations is a landmark decision for combat sports. The company has been supplying Brain-Pad mouth guards to IKF and ISCF members since 1999.
The low-cost Brain-Pad products retail between $7 and $30 based on the model. They are used by professional sports athletes in boxing, mixed martial arts, football and many other contact sports. The company also has a premium ultra-violet/ozone oral appliance sanitizer