GVR Report cover Sports Mouthguard Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Sports Mouthguard Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Stock, Boil & Bite, Custom-made), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-275-9
  • Number of Pages: 187
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global sports mouthguard market size was valued at USD 2.6 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% from 2021 to 2027. This growth can be attributed to a large number of sports-related dental injuries and the high treatment costs of these injuries as well as increasing initiatives to enhance consumer awareness regarding the importance of sports mouthguards. The market is also driven by the technological advancements in mouthguards leading to improvements in their durability, protection level, and flexibility.

U.S. sports mouthguard market size, by product, 2016 - 2027 (USD Billion)

Sports-related dental injuries are preventable and sports mouthguards play a key role in protecting athletes from these injuries especially orofacial and maxillofacial injuries. According to the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety, an athlete is nearly 60 times more prone to sustain an orofacial injury in absence of a protective mouthguard during sports activity. The ability of the sports mouthguard to reduce dental injuries is anticipated to increase its adoption by the consumers.

Advancements in mouthguards to improve their fit and durability are anticipated to increase the demand for these products. For instance, Maher Orthotic is an acrylic custom-made mouthguard designed by Dr. Gerald Maher, a temporomandibular joint specialist and the team dentist for the New England Patriots. This device advances the mandible forward leading to an increase in oral pharynx space and thereby facilitating the sportsperson to breathe and speak easily. Furthermore, also increases the occlusion and stability of the bite, thereby aiding in injury prevention.

Dentists, referees, and coaches play an important role in influencing the adoption of sports mouthguards by athletes and are thus anticipated to increase the adoption of and awareness related to mouthguards. Team coach and referees aid in ensuring mandatory use of mouthguards during practice as well as competition, while the dentists not only aid in educating trainers, coaches, athletes, parents, and other school officials regarding various products and their uses but also provide custom made mouthguards in their practice settings.

Product Insights

The boil and bite mouthguard segment dominated the market and held the largest revenue share of more than 39.0% in 2020. This can be attributed to the ability to better protect from many orofacial injuries as compared to a stock mouthguard and their relatively consumer-friendly price range. Based on product the market is segmented into stock, custom-made, and boil and bite mouthguard.

The custom-made segment is anticipated to witness rapid growth over the forecast period due to superior protection and fit provided by these devices, which is unmatched by any other type of mouthguard. Furthermore, these are also very durable and retain theirs unlike other mouthguards for a relatively significant time.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline segment dominated the sports mouthguard market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 80.1% in 2020. The segment is anticipated to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the availability of a wide range of products/brands in retail sports goods stores as well as increasing emphasis on the use of custom fitted mouthguards.

Global sports mouthguard market share, by distribution channel, 2020 (%)

Based on the distribution channel, the market is broadly categorized into online and offline. Several manufacturers offer their products online as well as the online channel. OPRO, Shock Doctor, Akervall Technologies are a few of the established market players offering products via both the abovementioned distribution channels.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 40.3% in 2020. Relatively high disposable income, high product availability, and the presence of sports and dental associations mandating the use of mouthguards is anticipated to contribute towards the region's market growth.

In Asia Pacific, the market is anticipated to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to increasing disposable income, increasing awareness, supportive government initiatives, and increasing sports participation. For instance, in September 2019, China’s State Council announced plans for developing its sports industry, including plans for manufacturing sports equipment and encourages participation in sports.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is highly competitive, marked by the presence of a large number of domestic as well as international players. Companies are primarily engaged in product launches, and collaborations, in order to strengthen their market position. For instance, in 2019, OPRO, in partnership with Sports and Wellbeing Analytics (SWA), launched OPRO+ mouthguard to aid rugby professionals to manage and monitor head injuries, thereby strengthening its market position. Some of the prominent players in the sports mouthguard market include:

  • OPRO

  • Makura Sport

  • Shock Doctor Inc.

  • Akervall Technologies Inc.


  • Brain Pad

  • Gob Smacked Sports Mouthguards

  • MAX Mouthguards

  • Armourfit

  • Fight Dentist

  • Venum Predator

  • Nike

  • Decathlon

Sports Mouthguard Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 3.8 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 7.3 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 11.7% from 2021 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, distribution channel, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Latin America; Asia Pacific; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Colombia; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

OPRO; Makura Sport; Shock Doctor Inc.; Akervall Technologies Inc.; MOGO SPORT; Armourfit; Venum Predator; Fight Dentist; Gob Smacked Sports Mouthguards

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the sports mouthguard market report on the basis of product, distribution channel, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Stock Mouth Guard

    • Boil & Bite Mouth Guard

    • Custom-made Mouth Guard

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Online

    • Offline

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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