Queen's Award Winning Snap Fit Mouthguards Are Now Available for Brace Wearers

Did you know our newest product, SNAP FIT mouthguards from OPRO, have been awarded the UK’s prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise?

The UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy recently  announced that OPRO, the world’s leading provider of mouthguards have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation - the most prestigious business award in the UK to recognise and celebrate business excellence - for a second time!


The Queen's Award is presented to businesses for outstanding achievement across four fields: international trade, innovation, sustainable development, and promoting opportunity through social mobility. This year, it has been awarded for the innovation behind OPRO Snap-Fit mouthguard, now available from DB Orthodontics Inc, and is the second time OPRO has won the award. 



As a product that is protected by patented and registered design, the Snap-Fit gum shield is truly unique. The innovation behind Snap-Fit means it is the only self-fitting mouthguard on the market that offers an instant fit with superior retention, without the need to boil and mould the mouthguard before use - ideal for those moments when you have lost or forgotten your mouthguard and also suitable for coaches, teachers or parents to always have as spares. 


OPRO’s Snap-Fit mouthguards – available from DB Orthodontics, are in demand from schools and hundreds of sporting clubs, teams and organisations across the globe, including England Rugby Union, New Zealand Rugby; GB Hockey, GB Taekwondo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and many more.

Now the SNAP FIT range is available for braces, more patients can benefit from the convenience and comfort this safe yet comfortable mouthguard offers.



DB Orthodontics received the Queen’s award for international trade in 2013, and recognise how important and exciting an accolade this is. Winning The Queen’s Award sends a clear message to the world that the business is a key player, and we send our warmest congratulations to the whole OPRO team. For the company to win a second time is a double feat and we are proud to be working with such an innovative and ambitious company.


OPRO founder, Dr Anthony Lovat commented: “We are honoured and proud to receive this award in recognition of all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes across the business. As a company, innovation is at the heart of what we do and ultimately, we do this for the athlete and the consumer who want the very best in mouthguard protection."



OPRO CEO, David Allen commented “To win the award for our Custom Fit mouthguard in 2007 was a very special time but to win a 2nd time is incredible and shows that we never stop ensuring athletes of all ages across all sports, are protected by the best gumshield. The amazing fact is we are already working on the next editions to complement our range.

For more information about DB Orthodontics and OPRO mouthguards call 01535 656 999, email sales@dbortho.com, or, why not read our other Blog?