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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

    Great experience!

    The process was quick and easy and my night guard fits great.

    Jasmine K.
    United States United States

    4.5 stars

    I would give this 5 official stars because it's comfortable and all the customer service with the company was awesome. However, I'm unofficially giving it 4.5 stars because I do see some wear and tear on the night guard and I am curious how long it will end up lasting me! But for now it's getting the job now :)

    CLESA K.
    United States United States

    Great mouthguard!

    The mouthguard i ordered fits perfect, and is very comfortable. It was delivered quick and the process to get it made was very simple. I would recommend chomper labs to anyone looking for a more customizable mouthguard at a great price:)

    Diana L.
    Canada Canada

    Perfect fit!

    So happy with my retainers! The customer service and care was exceptional. This is my second order with them and will definitely be returning in the future!

    Casey P.
    United States United States

    good stuff

    liking the hard guard because it keeps me from grinding AND acts as a retainer to keep my orthodontically corrected teeth in line. thinking about getting one for the bottom.

    A Chomper Labs Customer
    david c.
    United States United States

    GREAT Night Guard

    I ordered a night guard for grinding from my dentist and it broke within a few months. They replaced it with a thick, rubbery one that absolutely did not keep my teeth from moving. I didn't feel like dealing with them again because I knew I would have to do the impression, which is expensive, so I did the research and chose Chomper Labs. BINGO! I got what I needed in a very short time and it works perfectly! Thank you, Chomper!

    Jere F.
    United States United States

    Do the right thing for your teeth!

    We all do damage to our teeth while we sleep. I managed to really grind my teeth down. It caused me terrible headaches. I got a $600 guard from my dentist and lost it. Chomper Labs saved me hundreds of dollars by replacing it with one of their guards. The impressions were easy and communications with the Chompers team made me successful at getting them perfectl the first time. Now I have two back ups in case I misplace one and still haven’t spent as much as one from the dentist. I love Chomper!

    Susan G.
    United States United States


    Super comfy guard and an excellent fit.

    Leeann W.
    United States United States

    Overall good

    it has definitely helped and is comfortable and I would recommend (love that it’s on the bottom not top, too). I was expecting it to be a little squishier - I got the combo one, so kinda my fault…also it kinda “clicks” in and puts pressure on some teeth, but also probably my fault, since I did the impression (or my teeth are migrating more than I realized)! But overall I’m happy! The effervescent cleaning tabs are great at keeping it in good condition :) Thanks!

    A Chomper Labs Customer
    Lindsay S.
    United States United States

    Great night guard

    Feels so comfortable. Doesn’t feel like I have anything on.

    Marisela A.
    United States United States

    Love this!

    I've alternated evenings between my mouth guard and retainer for my transition to wearing the night guard full time and I love my night guard! I have zero concerns about my teeth moving. I'm very happy with this purchase.

    A Chomper Labs Customer
    ERIN S.
    United States United States

    Quality product

    I'm a big fan of my night guard. It's at the same level of quality of a night guard I'd get at the dentist at a fraction of the price. While it was a bit tricky to figure out how to get the mold right (it turns out my bite is on the smaller side, so I had to redo the process once), it was 100% worth it. Highly recommend!

    Christina N.
    United States United States

    great fit

    My night guard fits perfectly feels very durable. I love it!

    Hannah A.
    United States United States

    Retainer/guard combo

    I had been using the same retainers since 2004 and thought it was time to settle 2 problems at once. I get jaw aches from time to time so I know there's some rough action going on while I am helpless to stop it. These are keeping my teeth in position and provide some protection. I alternate bottom and top so I don't have such a mouthful. I find the lower one to be less pleasant to wear, but no worse than my old metal/resin retainers of old. Thanks for a positive experience!

    Mary S.
    United States United States

    Really saving my poor teeth

    I got the night guard/retainer combo and it's really been saving my teeth and jaws. I was starting to get a lot of jaw pain from teeth grinding and this has all but entirely eliminated the discomfort after use for 4 months.

    Jacy G.
    United States United States

    Overall, I’m Impressed

    My original kit arrived late and damaged. I had to contact the company upon its arrival to have a new kit shipped out. Upon receiving the kit, I took my impression and waited for a response to determine if it was a good impression. The process was simple and the retainer is remarkably thin however communication can be slow.

    Adrian V.
    United States United States

    Great Mouthguard!

    So glad that I didn’t waste time & money going to the dentist for my mouthguard. Thank you Chomper Labs!

    Susan D.
    United States United States