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The Retainer - for teeth retention and teeth grinding

143 reviews
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Returning Customer? Order through your account to reuse your impression and get your $20 discount.

The Retainer

If you need a retainer but also grind or clench your teeth, this one's for you. The Retainer keeps your teeth in place and prevents them from shifting over time but also protects them from your grinding or clenching. It's made from a unique, slightly denser material than the Hard night guard and is offered in two variants:

  • Retainer: If you just need a retainer, we recommend the 1mm ultra clear version. This is perfect for after orthodontic work or as an upgrade from the wire and plastic retainers. They're pretty much invisible, easier to clean, and the right thickness for comfort so you'll actually wear them.
  • Retainer Night Guard: If you also grind or clench your teeth, we recommend the 1.5mm version. Though it sounds minor, the increased thickness adds the extra protection and durability needed to absorb your grinding and clenching forces while preserving that perfect smile.

 

What You'll Get 

  • A complete impression kit with instructions and pre-paid return mailer
  • A professionally made custom night guard that fits your teeth perfectly
  • Light blue custom plastic case for your night guard
  • Fast and free all-inclusive 3 way shipping

Our Guarantees

We're a professional dental lab in Southern California and have 15+ years of combined dental experienceWith us, you'll have:
  • A Perfect Fit Promise - if it doesn't fit perfectly, we'll adjust or remake it for you until it does, free of charge
  • 100 Days / 100 Percent if you don't like the night guard whether for fit or comfort, let us know within 100 days and we'll offer you a refund
  • 6 Months Grind Free Warranty - if you break or grind through your night guard within 6 months of purchase, we'll replace it for you free of charge

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between the Retainer and the Retainer Night Guard?

The Retainer is our standard ultra-clear retainer. It's 1mm thin and perfect if you simply need a retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting. 

The Retainer Night Guard is slightly thicker (1.5mm), and made out of a more durable material designed to also withstand grinding or clenching. This is a great option if you're looking for a Retainer but also grind or clench your teeth.

How long does it take to receive my retainer?

You can generally expect your custom made retainer to land on your doorstep about a week or so after we receive your impression. 

We take about 2-3 business days to create your night guard and another 3-4 days for shipping. Shipping is free all 3 ways but if you'd like to speed things up, there are faster shipping options at checkout or you can take advantage of the Fast Track option, where we can turnaround your night guard within 24 hours. Please expect minor delays during peak holiday times.

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 143 Reviews
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    07/12/2021
    Quick , efficient, and convenient service!

    After searching soooo many places for something that will keep my teeth in place and will also help the teeth grinding, i ran into this place. My impression kit came in pretty quickly and it was very easy to use. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow their instructions correctly and I messed that one up (completely my fault, their instructions are very easy). I sent them a picture to see if they could still use it ,which they couldn’t but they sent me a new kit immediately. I sat on it for a while and completely forgot about it for months. I finally did it, sent them the new kit back and had my new retainers within that week! They were extremely friendly and I would recommend them to anyone! Saves me a trip to the dentist and it’s less than half of their cost.

    AV
    Alejandra V.
    United States United States
    03/08/2021
    BEST COMPANY EVER!!!!

    I wish I could give more than five stars. I have severe TMJ disorder ( i grind my teeth and it sounds like a wood chipper) to the point where I cracked a molar and had to have a root canal. I would wake up, my mouth would be so sore, painful, I would have headaches, etc etc, you get the point. I had been to my primary dentist and was told that night guards would not fix my TMJ and I would need plastic surgery to realign my jaw. I saw a dental plastic surgeon for giggles and I was quoted 2k even with a referral! my insurance wouldn't cover it, since it is "not necessary " and considered cosmetic. Need less to say, I turned to the internet. I found Chomper Labs, read probably 50 reviews before ordering a upper night guard. This crew has been so nice and patient with me, as my teeth are nearly ground down and had to send in 3 different impressions cause I was struggling to fit the putty. I do not regret my decision to go with chomper labs AT ALL. They have saved my teeth and saved me hundreds of dollars!! you have a lifelong customer out of me!!!!!!!

    TG
    Tia G.
    United States United States
    Chomper Labs The Retainer - for teeth retention and teeth grinding Review
    02/25/2020
    Fantastic Journey

    Having two porcelain top front teeth, I’m always weary about anything going on or near my teeth. After having worn a bottom guard for several years, my TMJ was unmanageable. I was told to try an upper guard, so I did! I am so happy I did. My lower jaw does not hurt anywhere near as much as before, and the tightness (scary at first) has not pulled my two front teeth out! I am happy with the quality of Chomper Labs!

    AB
    Andrew B.
    United States United States
    09/04/2021
    Very happy with Night Guard & service

    This was out first purchase from ChomperLabs based on a recommendation from a dentist friend & we are not disappointed. The product operates exactly as promised, and Chomper kept us updated every step of the way. The turnaround time on any questions or concerns was under 12 hours. Top notch service! We'll be getting another for sure fairly soon. Well worth the price.

    A Chomper Labs Customer
    JK
    Joe K.
    United States United States
    08/19/2021

    Very happy with my night guard! I appreciated the instructions on how to clean it as well. It is way more comfortable than any night guard I've tried in the past and I think it helps me to sleep more soundly.

    CK
    Christine K.
    United States United States
    08/09/2021
    Excellent product

    I needed to replace my upper retainer as well as a night guard for grinding my teeth. Chomperlabs thickest guard does an awesome job with both. The mold was easy to do, the turnaround time was excellent and I saved hundreds by having it done at Chomperlabs. I highly recommend!

    ET
    Eileen T.
    United States United States
    07/07/2021
    Perfect fit!

    After trying a few of those heat and mold mouth guards that never really fit right and we’re really uncomfortable, I decided to give chomper labs a go. What a HUGE difference! The mouth guard is so thin and fits perfectly. I’m waking up with less jaw pain and I haven’t had a headache in weeks! I can’t speak to how long it will last since I haven’t had it that long, but so far I’m pleased.

    MW
    Marissa W.
    United States United States
    07/06/2021
    A little tricky, but worth it.

    I'm happy with this service so far. I'm waiting for my bottom retainer. I have the top one and it fits great! So far, so good. The second impression I tried to take didn't go as planned. I mixed the putty for a full minute and it hardened as I was putting it in my mouth. With the second impression kit they sent me, which they graciously comped (thak you!), I was a little nervous. I didn't want a repeat of what happened. I mixed it really well, but for 30 seconds, and then put the tray in properly in my mouth and it worked! So, having gone through the process, I recommend it. However, I strongly recommend watching all of the videos on how to do it and read the directions twice! You only have one shot, so you have to get it right the first time. My little mess up set me back a couple of weeks, so make sure you set aside some time. I look forward to having these retainers/night guards for a long time. Thank you.

    ND
    Natalia D.
    United States United States
    06/20/2021
    Would get again

    I bought the nightguard/retainer combo for the bottom set of my teeth. The package came with the mold and I did everything the directions said. I was even a bit concerned with the mold, but after sending photos into chomperlab, they got back to me within 24h to indicate the mold seemed fine to them! So I sent in my mold and everything went swimmingly during the process. I received my final retainer quite quickly. I have had the retainer (being used every night) for about 6 months. The main Issues I have is the fit and the strength of the retainer. The fit seemed a bit weird at first. It could perhaps be due to the mold I made not being absolutely perfect, but I could tell my teeth were being put into a shape different than my previous metal retainer. Not a huge issue, but this affected my bite at night and how my teeth “rested”. However, after 6 months I’ve become used to it and nothing bad has happened to my teeth. In terms of strength, the retainer certainly has a 1 inch crack right over the back molars. It hasn’t broken through, but it certainly is there. Could be due to my original molding perhaps. Even with the crack, the retainer works fine and hasn’t further cracked. Quite certain that the retainer will fail within the next year or so though (versus maybe it lasting much longer) due to this crack. We will see! Fingers crossed haha. Overall, solid company. I like them. I would order again, but maybe be even more certain with my original mold. If that is somehow possible.. haha.

    DS
    Dakota S.
    United States United States
    06/07/2021
    Night guard

    Fits well, however this one is made much thinner than my previous one that my dog chewed up

    TL
    TERRENCE L.
    United States United States
    05/05/2021
    Great Fit

    Overall my experience has been good. Being in Canada added a bit of cost and time for shipping across the boarder. Ultimately my night guard fits well and I'm happy to have found this alternative to the high cost option from my dentist.

    ET
    ELIZABETH T.
    Canada Canada
    05/04/2021
    Night Guard

    I love my night guard! Chomper Labs was very courteous, professional, timely and affordable. Thanks for being a great company that cares about its customers!

    AW
    Amy W.
    United States United States
    04/25/2021
    Love ‘em

    much better quality than the pair I originally received from my dentist! wish they were a bit more affordable, but love the support I received so it didn’t hurt as much taking money out of savings lol

    MS
    Mackenzie S.
    United States United States
    04/13/2021
    Easy process and really great product!

    I’m about two weeks in to using my new night guard/retainer, and so far I have only positive things to say. Even though I got the thickest option, it’s not very visible and super easy to talk with and I don’t feel it at night. I didn’t have any issues with the molding process and the fit is great after my first try. It took a while for my mold to get back to them, but I think that’s just postal delays right now.

    SP
    Samantha P.
    United States United States
    04/07/2021
    Product and Service is Great

    The night guard from Chomperlabs is a great option and product to help fight against nighttime grinding. This night guard perfectly fits your teeth and is much less noticeable and provides a greater level of comfortable than other night guards that I’ve used in the past!

    CG
    Christopher G.
    United States United States
    02/05/2021
    Perfect fit

    Shipping was fast, price was fair and the process of getting it sized was easy. The fit is nice and the retainer itself is smooth and it doesn't bother me when wearing it at night.

    CT
    Courtney T.
    United States United States
    01/30/2021
    Great and comfortable

    I purchased the night guard/retainer. Very comfortable to wear. Easy process and prompt service. I am very happy with my purchase so far.

    CO
    Cyndi O.
    United States United States
    01/28/2021
    Great mouth guard, ok retainer

    I ordered the mouthguard retainer combo because I wear a retainer at night but also am a major teeth grinder and wanting to simplify things a little. I’m happy with the fit and feel, and as a mouth guard it’s been holding up pretty well! The one down side is I can feel that my teeth have shifted a little since I started wearing it and not my usual retainer. Other than that, the customer service was great and it shipped very fast!

    CB
    Courtney B.
    United States United States
    01/22/2021
    Excellent customer service and product!

    Quick turnaround and quality product.

    EM
    emily m.
    United States United States
    01/21/2021
    Night Guard + Retainer

    Chomper Labs were very helpful in ensuring that the molds were corrects before manufacturing them. They also helped send additional putty when the mold wasn't good enough. When the night guard + retainer arrived, it fit very well the first time without any sharp edges. Overall, the entire process to create the mold and receive the night guard was easy and painless.

    ND
    Nicole D.
    United States United States