Arena Football kicks-off its 2013 Pre-Season

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From the “Rage” – First preseason game and Blake Harris #38 dominated
the contest using Brain-Pad’s Dual-arch, PRO+ Jaw-Joint Protector™.

Blake-Harris-dual-arch-Brain-Pad01 In One and one-half quarters of play, Blake recorded 9 tackles (two for a loss), one QB knockdown which forced an interception, 1 pass deflection, 2 tackles on kickoff, and a huge pancake block on the Rage’s only kickoff return of the night.
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New Georgia State Law ‘in process’ for Dual-Arch Protective Oral Appliance Designs

2011 Graph of major mouth guard brands – Impact tested !
Finally ! 
A state legislative commission has investigated, reviewed, and passed a needed standard for effective oral appliance/mouth guard design, functionality, and effectiveness for their state’s aspiring amateur fighters, and the up-and- coming MMA/NHB style of ring/cage competition.

Former boxing veteran and Georgia Amateur Boxing & Amateur MMA Commissioner Andy Foster(now residing over California’s Amateur Boxing & MMA Commission) has been a driving force in getting effective guard designs approved and inferior designs away from the sport he has participated in, and now oversees in California.

“I used Brain-Pad(dual-arch) design in all my fights. I love it. I think its a great piece of safety equipment.

It’s approved to be used.”.

- Andy Foster
 Former Director of the Am. Boxing & MMA Commission of Georgia.
 Presently the Director of the Am. Boxing & MMA Commission of California.

Georgia-Dual-Arch-Rule-4_blogThis dual-arch mouth guard standard aims to inform and protect participants state-wide and addresses, for the first time, that some mouth guard technology is much safer others.  We thank Andy for all his work and efforts to bring this needed standard into law in the State of Georgia.
Currently, mouth guards are the only piece of protective equipment that have no national standards implemented for quality, effectiveness of design, nor impact absorptive thresholds or ratings regarding impact energy reduction and oral/facial protection.

Wonder if your MG is really effective & protective when put to the test ?
Some name brand guards were impact tested and the results are surprising -
2011 Graph of major mouth guard brands – Impact tested !

Brain-Pad Technology is effective – Stephen D. Smith, D.M.D., Paoli, Pa.

I support the dual arch technology you have developed for the purpose of jaw impact reduction. Certainly cushioning the condyle and teeth with a 3-4 mm interocclusal elastomeric material helps reduce impact upward against the glenoid fossa and skull. The temporal bone is thinnest at the top of the glenoid fossa/housing of the TMJ, with as little as 1/8″ to 1/16″ thickness, and susceptible to injury, including perforation. The helmeted sports accelerate a whiplash fulcrum effect on the temporomandibular joint through chinstrap force. Cushioning the mandible down and forward is essential in mouthguard design related to impact energy mittigation. This also occurs with martial arts impact sports where a direct blow to the jaw can occur.

The design of airway opening for breathing, and protection of all the teeth are other advantages of your design.

Cordially,

Stephen D. Smith, D.M.D., Paoli, Pa.

Wrestlers ‘get’ the Jaw-Joint Protection Edge !

In wrestling, the lower jaw is left wide open for impact damage !

” I have tried many different upper mouth guards, but I could not breathe at all.
I even tried a custom dental guard, but kept spitting it out during my matches
to get a breath. I have braces and my lips would get cut over and over – All
season long. The Brain-Pad covers all my teeth, has a large breathe space built
in and secures my lower jaw which protects me from jaw hits. I can breathe
great even while clenching. Since using this mouth guard, I have not had 1
mouth injury, cut lip, or chipped tooth – I won’t Wrestle without it ! “.

Benefits when wearing the BRAIN-PAD:

1) Pressure / blows to the jaw & TMJ are greatly reduced ! 2) Clench & Breathe design -
“Out Breathe” your opponent when locked in stalemates ! 3) Covers ALL teeth -
No More Bloody, Cut Lips ! Designed to protect all braces !
4) Cross faces do not stop your breathing ! 5) Chin/Jaw impacts
from your opponent or the mat are reduced !
ALSO GREAT FOR STRENGTH TRAINING !

 

Dual Arch Believer – Oscar De La Hoya !

Oscar has been protecting his career with Dual-Arch Protection.
Pictured below are a dual-arch custom dental appliance and what looks
to be Brain-Pad’s solid black PRO+ High Performance Jaw-Joint Protector™

 

 

Chin-cup Loading Forces slam the jaw back into the Vital TMJ…over and over and over !

The graphic speaks volumes about the JAW / TMJ / Base of Skull  relationship.
Brain-Pad’s dual arched design secure the jaw from SLAMMING the TMJ !

Any hits to the face mask are transmitted to the chin-cup, jaw, TMJ, and into the Base of Skull.  Ask any boxer how the easiest way to be successful in the ring . . . . . . ‘Hit him across his jaw!’.  The helmet can be struck from numerous angles, and many of these impacts are directed into the chin-cup and Jaw.

So why do helmet designs overlook this chin-strap loading of an unprotected, vital body socket extremely close to the base of the skull ?

The second quarter of a 1984 Cowboys-Eagles game, the hardest hit he ever took during his Hall of Fame NFL career

The helmet-to-helmet shot knocked Tony Dorsett out cold in the second quarter of a 1984 Cowboys-Eagles game, the hardest hit he ever took during his Hall of Fame NFL career.

“It was like a freight train hitting a Volkswagen”, Dorsett says now.

“Did they know it was a concussion?” he asks rhetorically during an interview with The Associated Press. “They thought I was half-dead.”

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