I AM NEOMORPH
this is my story
I AM NEOMORPH. I AM THE CREATOR.
Mouth protection is rarely at the forefront of peoples minds unless you’re a parent responsible for a child playing sport, or a dental clinician who has seen the damage caused because of underperforming mouthguards or worse, no mouthguard at all. I am both. I am a mum of 2 and a dental hygienist of 30 years.
Like many parents & dental professionals, I have concerns with the bulkiness and poor fit of store bought mouthguards and while I believe that professionally made mouthguards provide good protection, I am acutely aware that this style of guard is not the most practical option for everyone.
The research tells us that the majority of people that wear a mouthguard, wear an over-the-counter style of guard for a variety of reasons, not least of all, orthodontics, convenience, price-point and last minute purchase. These sportspeople and/or their carers ideally seek a convenient, less expensive, alternate to the “in-chair” dental made guard yet are often confronted with a bulky, loose-fitting guard that makes it difficult for an athlete to talk, breathe and perform at their best. The consequence is that these guards spend most of the game either being “chewed on” or in their athletes sock!
It was time to start thinking “outside the box”. If we truly wanted people to wear protective mouthguards then we needed to develop a mouldable alternate to the dental made mouthguard. A no-compromise mouthguard to meet everyones criteria – the athletes, the parents and the clinicians.
NeoMorph Mouthguards evolved from this concept.
The “sliding doors” moment happened in 2018 when I took a leap of faith and was awarded the MDPP grant through Flinders University. This provided me with a select group of talented academics, scientists and industry specialists to help redesign the mouldable mouthguard to tick all the important boxes…. protection, comfort, custom fit, convenience and price-point. Following on from this was the Entrepreneurs and Accelerating Commercialisation Grant which assisted us to deliver our vision. I will forever be appreciative of both of these springboards and their belief in NeoMorph.
Our commitment to “get this right” has ensured our vision was never compromised. I have loved the highs and persisted through the lows because I believe that the NeoMorph formula will change the future direction of mouldable mouthguards. I don’t take for granted the trust that people place in us when they provide or wear our mouthguard, it is a privileged position and I take that responsibility very seriously.
We have plans to expand the NeoMorph range, but after 4 years of testing, refinement, and trials we proudly introduce the NeoMorph Prodigy Mouthguard. I encourage any sportsperson that had given up on mouldable mouthguards to take a leap of faith and experience the difference.
Founder & CEO of Neomorph Mouthguards (2021)
THE NEOMORPH MOUTHGUARD.
A unique triple layered design, combining the best qualities of the technician made mouthguard with the convenience and lower price point of a “boil & bite”.
NeoMorph adapts tightly to your teeth for a closer fit and better protection than traditional over-the-counter mouthguards, and is less expensive and more conveniently available than the laboratory-made guard.
Neo is Latin for new. Morph is to transform. And that is why we are called NeoMorph.
We have created a mouthguard that stands apart in terms of its usability, performance and value.
A solution for many sportspeople who previously had no option – including athletes wearing braces & aligners!
WELCOME TO NEOMORPH. WE ARE YOUR PROTECTOR.
Neomorph Pty Ltd gratefully appreciates the support and backing of the Medical Device Partnering Program, and the Australian Federal Industry, Innovation and Science Commercialisation Grant under the Entrepreneur's Programme. These grants enabled access to resources and personnel (such as researchers, designers, developers, engineers, polymers specialists, legal counsel, scientists and manufacturers) whose advice, counsel and knowledge would ultimately culminate in the Neomorph Mouthguard.