The long rugby season is about to kick-off! Prepare yourself for the inevitable mouthguard issue: Where to get them? Which type? And why do the kids keep losing them?! (Let’s not mention the price!) Buy off-the-shelf mouthguards or have them custom-made to fit properly (in an effort to avoid the constant fiddling!) With custom guards, you can choose the color and then cross your fingers that it lasts the whole season — an amazing feat.
Escapade Sports (Multiple locations); price ranges from $79 to $140
GigaSports (Multiple locations); approximately $200
Hong Kong Football Club (2830 9500); 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley; you do not need to be a member to shop at the club store
Smith & Jain (2526 2383); 7th Floor, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Central; $250 for custom made mouthguards in a variety of colors; takes about one week to make after impressions
Tam, Hulac & Partners Dental Central (2868 1775) and Repulse Bay (2812 6337); Current patients are charged $850 or $950 for an elite mouthguard; new patients must pay a $600 check-up fee as well
Diestel & Partners (2522 2099); 19th Floor, Melbourne Plaza, 33 Queen’s Road, Central; Approximately $250 and ready within a week
Bayside Dental (2987 0855); Ground Floor, Discovery Bay North Plaza; $250