Protective Facemask

Owens Carolina provides Protective Facemask because no patient, injury, or medical situation requiring facial protection is exactly the same. The Protective Facemask is customizable to fit any individual, protect any facial region, and even accommodate certain personal preferences of the wearer.

Protective Facemask
Protective Facemask
Protective Facemask
Protective Facemask
There can be many reasons a protective facemask would be necessary. The majority of our clients have had a traumatic nose injury related to a sports event. While it may not be necessary to have surgery at this moment, the last thing you want is to be hit again. Different leagues have rules that dictate how a facemask must be fabricated. For example, the NBA only allows a clear facemask. Many high school leagues do not have those restriction, however it is best to check. Often it is at the discretion of the official at the game to determine if the device will be allowed. Because we work with various leagues, we often know the rules that will be encountered. However, it is still best to work with your Athletic Director to make sure we stay in the rules. If the rules allow, we can design a shield that will make a statement.

The process is quite interesting. First, we scan your face. This involves creating a 3D image of your head. From this scan we can send the data to either a 3D printer or a CAM carver that will produce the exact image of your face. Once we have produced the model, plastic is vacuumed over the model. Depending on the part of the face that needs protecting, we will prepare the mask that is required to protect you.

At the fitting, we may do some additional trimming removing unnecessary material, and placing straps to make sure the mask stays in place during the game. By the way, you get to keep the head model we make of you.

We do supply these to people other than athletes. If you have had a rhinoplasty procedure, and you feel a little protection would make you feel better during recovery, this is a very good use of this technology. We can scan you at any time, preoperatively or postoperatively to fabricate your protective shield. In most circumstances, the shield can be prepared in 24 hours. Because insurance does not usually help, we attempt to keep the cost of this service low. The cost of the scanning, mold production and mask production is generally no more than $500.00. Also, there are certain types of off the shelf scanners that you may have which is compatible with our equipment. We can help you with this as well.