We offer custom fabricated protective faceguards for athletes who wish to continue to practice and/or compete during healing. Typically athletes we work with have suffered a facial fracture (nasal, jaw, and/or orbit), laceration or facial reconstruction, and have been referred by a physician to reduce risk of additional injury. We also work with those who have congenital conditions requiring protection of the face during athletics, i.e. arteriovenous malformation, or frontonasal dysplasia.
Each and every facemask is handcrafted from a facial impression taken at our office. The facemasks are made of a clear, strong, lightweight material and offer several styles of strapping options, the simplest being adjustable velcro straps.
Our fabricator is an expert in the field and has worked with professional and school-aged athletes nationwide. The masks have been impact tested, and straps are individualized for your sport to ensure that your faceguard stays in place. Eye openings are customized for maximum protection, while minimizing obstruction of peripheral vision. Wearing a personalized custom faceguard, athletes can play with confidence without the fear of repeat injury. While most masks are made for basketball and soccer, they can also be used for cheerleading, baseball and softball, water and horse polo, martial arts, field hockey, volleyball, and more.
We welcome you and your referring healthcare provider to contact us with questions and to schedule a complimentary initial consultation. Call our office at 206-985-8839 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat about off-the-shelf or mail-order faceguards? Faces are completely individual and come in many shapes and sizes, making a one-size-fits-all faceguard problematic. Athletes report that off-the-shelf faceguards obstruct peripheral vision, are not comfortable, and do not stay in place. The protection a facemask offers is dependent upon an accurate facial mold. If the mold is not made by an expert and properly handled it can easily distort—resulting in a poor fit. A faceguard that arrives in the mail may be fine for some, but if not properly fitted it will not protect well or feel comfortable.