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 !

2011 Viano Study – Brand Name Guards Tested. RESULTS Published!

Viano’s 2011 Results Graph – Click to enlarge.
High Speed Impact Trials

New Head Form with Salient(moving) Lower Jaw & sensors to measure impact energy levels – Ground Breaking design !

LEFT = Bare Head Form.  RIGHT = Covered with imitation ‘skin’.

Results Graph – Click to enlarge.
Low Speed Impact Trials

08 2012 – Brain-Pad will Continue to Advertise its Products Protections ‘ to the Base of the Skull ‘ and ‘TMJ’

” Jaw Impact energy has to go somewhere. “.  This statement is very obvious and powerful.  When the jaw is stuck, it then strikes the TMJ socket walls.  The additional impact energy then goes where ?  Across the socket, in the direction of the impact? Which other direction could it continue?  So, the preevious being understood, what is behind, and what rests above the TMJ sockets ?  Hint – 5 letters, starts with a “B” . . . . and controls a person’s existence, perceptions, judgements and demeanor . . .

Brain-Pad’s effectiveness claims (which are based on 3 independent, bio mechanical research projects), have been recently scrutinized by the FTC.  Even after reviewing the research(which no other mouth guard company has had done on their products’ behalf)
the FTC decided Brain-Pad does not have enough research to make a concussion-reducing claim from lower jaw impacts in its retail space.  But 1 more time . . . The jaw is impacted into the TMJ sockets from a full-speed contact sport punch or kick.

Where does the impact energy . . .  go ?  Across the TMJ and into the base of the skull
which contains what vital body part ?

Here is Brain-Pad’s response to being limited in its 3x researched claims . . . . that no other mouth guard company has even attempted to fund nor have conducted to back its ‘ similar ‘ claims -

FTC_Responsive-Press-Release-Ful-version-revised-08-20-12

 

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 ?

BRAIN-PAD: The Original & Only “JAW JOINT PROTECTOR”

A New Category In Protective Sporting Equipment: “Jaw Joint Protection”

Brain Pad Protective Solutions intra-oral Jaw Joint Protectors™ create a much needed new category in protective equipment that addresses lower jaw impact injuries.

Brain-Pads create and secure this: TMJ Safety Space

This is the ONLY UNPROTECTED JOINT of the Body

The Jaw Joint Protector™ is a solution that will greatly reduce jaw-joint risk.