I would honestly just spend the extra money at an orthodontist and have them do it. I tried to go the cheaper route and unfortunately none of the impressions were good enough. Once you are out of putty then you are expected to buy more and continue trying. I wouldn’t recommend going this route.
My old retainer from the 8th grade finally broke. I wish it broke earlier. This is a great retainer, easy to clean and it's mostly invisible.
I did not have a good experience with clear retain. I took my braces off immediately after my kit came and i followed the instructions as told and they still were not able to make the best out of it. They made me purchase the extra puddy twice after it didn’t work. I did purchase it again and attempted to do it again as they suggested but by then my teeth had already gone crooked due to the fact that it was supposed to work the first time. I ended up spending more money than i was told. I ended up getting a refund though but now i have crooked teeth.
I was very pleased with the process, customer service, as well as final product! I would recommend!