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The Retainer - for teeth retention and teeth grinding

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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.

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    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.

    Alejandra V.
    United States United States


    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!!!!!!!

    Tia G.
    United States United States
    Chomper Labs The Retainer - for teeth retention and teeth grinding Review

    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!

    Andrew B.
    United States United States

    Perfect Fit

    The whole process went very smoothly. The night guard fit perfectly. Thank you

    Katie C.
    United States United States

    Excellent quality and customer service. Almost perfect fit.

    I was specifically looking for something that served as a retainer AND night guard and Chomper Labs was one of the few online retailers that offered this combo. The quality of the product is excellent. The night guard is clear and durable which was exactly what I was looking for. The only difficulty I had was getting an good impression of my upper teeth especially the back molars. The impression tray didn't quite fit my mouth perfectly which resulted in a suboptimal result. Luckily, they sent me another kit to try again, however I noticed that the inner ridge of the tray hit against the roof of my mouth which prevented me from pushing the tray up deeper to completely capture the impression of my back molars. The second night guard they sent however was definitely an improvement compared to the first one but was still not a perfect fit. I still wear it at night because it's better than nothing and it seems to be doing its job. I am overall happy with the experience I had with this purchase due to their top notch customer service however I'm still in search for that perfect fitting night guard/retainer.

    Lica G.
    United States United States


    Fits perfect .. Great Customer service as well .. Very concerned that you get the perfect fit..

    Jeannette R.
    United States United States

    Used it for a week

    I didnt like how it was uneven

    Chao P.
    United States United States

    Works Great!

    My dentist recommended getting a night guard to help with my jaw clenching and jaw cracking. Communication when making the guard was really good, staff was helpful and nice. I've had the guard for about a month now and the cracking in my jaw has become less prominent. The guard itself is comfortable and is secure all night.

    phoebe m.
    United States United States

    Fits like a glove . . . for your teeth

    I was pleasantly surprise with the tight fit and high quality of the materials.

    Richard R.
    United States United States

    Bad then Great

    At 1st I hated it but then James worked with me. It mat take a few days to get used to b/c its tight at first and the bite can be sanded down if needed.

    Christina M.
    United States United States


    This nightguard/retainer is fantastic and I’d recommend (and have recommended) it to anyone! The customer service is great, the fit is great. It’s not noticeable at all and I’m able to wear it during the day at work too (because whose job doesn’t make them grind their teeth all day long?!) 10/10

    Kat S.
    United States United States

    5 Stars

    Had mine for over 6 months, far better than paying 3-4x as much at your dentist. Super easy, customer service is outstanding.

    Conor S.
    United States United States

    Hands Down Best Night Guard

    Chomper makes it so quick and easy to order a new night guard. Six months into my night guard and I can’t believe I didn’t have to go into an office nor did I have to pay an exorbitant amount of money Well worth it and glad I found them online

    Allen Y.
    United States United States

    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
    Joe K.
    United States United States

    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.

    Christine K.
    United States United States

    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!

    Eileen T.
    United States United States

    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.

    Marissa W.
    United States United States

    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.

    Natalia D.
    United States United States

    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.

    Dakota S.
    United States United States

    Night guard

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

    United States United States