Sanchez Uses Dual-Arch Jaw Protection

Tough is tough. And that he is.  But smart also goes a long way towards success -
Shanchez-Brain-Pad-no-ufcSanchez pictured wearing Brain-Pad’s PRO+ Black and Gray Jaw-Joint Protector Guard -
Proof-positive that even the toughest must be smart enough to understand the risks of competing with an unprotected, or poorly protected lower jaw.
Shanchez-zoomed
Is it the great breathing?  Is it the jaw-joint buffer zone Brain-Pad’s dual-arch designs create and maintain at impact?  Is it the ability to breathe while clenching?  Or could it be that Sanchez just wants to have all his teeth when he wakes up the morning after his bouts?

We’ll go out on a limb and simply guess – ” Yes”.

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

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter – His words ” 46 Fights – No lost teeth! “


Jason Godsee wrote:

                           “Had Brain-Pad on my banner in Bellator too!
                         46 fights never had a jaw-based-injury or lost a tooth! “

                                   ” I get hit and I keep coming at them! “

JasonG

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.

… and of course, he got another Brain-pad

Conversation between Brain-Pad Inc. and Adam Marshall

 
  Adam Marshall

3:24pm Aug 29 2012

My son won the AAU State championship this year for his divison in TKD at the Indiana State Championships. He went on to earn a Bronze Medal at Nationals and is now #3 in the country in his division. We only use your product and I am attaching a photo of him on the podium getting his Gold medal and you can see the mouth guard plain as day. I recently had to replace his mouth guard and of course got another brain pad. If ever we can give a testimonial or endorse your product please let us know. You make great stuff! Keep up the good work.

Adam Marshall – Gold Medal Baby!.JPG