If you are considering Invisalign orthodontic treatment then you may be concerned with what the overall cost might be. In this post, our Delta dentists discuss the various factors behind the cost of treatment with Invisalign Clear Aligners.
What does treatment with Invisalign clear aligners entail?
The Invisalign system consists of a series of clear aligners that you would typically change every 2 weeks. These removable, custom-made clear aligners, gradually adjust your teeth and change the alignment until you potentially reach your desired outcome.
An advantage of Invisalign is that you can remove your clear aligners to eat, drink and brush your teeth. Clear aligners can help resolve a variety of orthodontic issues such as misalignment, bite issues and crowding. Adults and teenagers also like this popular treatment option for its discreet appearance and adaptability to their lifestyles.
What situations might clear aligners be suitable for?
Recently it has become quite common for adults to seek treatment for the alignment of their teeth in an effort to straighten them. The appearance and efficiency of clear aligners may be one reason for the increase.
As for who is an ideal candidate for clear aligners, almost any adult who has an issue with the alignment of their teeth may ask their dentist about this treatment option. The dentist can then examine you to determine whether clear aligners would help resolve your issue.
A few specific problems clear aligners can help include overbite, crossbite, open bite, spaces and gaps between the teeth and crowding.
What are some of the factors that affect the cost of treatment with clear aligners?
Here are the financial factors that contribute to the total amount you might pay for Invisalign:
- Your oral health needs and how much work needs to be completed
- Any coverage your insurance plan can provide
- Your location and average prices for this type of orthodontic treatment in your city
- The dentist’s time for his or her work
On average the cost of Invisalign clear aligners can be comparable to the cost of traditional braces. The only way to determine the cost of your customized treatment plan is to consult with your dentist about your individual case.
Along with your oral health and the extent of the work required, your specific jaw shape and misalignment issues will help dictate your treatment plan, how many aligners you’ll need and the duration of the process, and therefore the cost of your treatment.
What are some of the available payment options for Invisalign clear aligners?
Your dentist may be able to provide payment options if you are still feeling unsure about the cost. During your initial consultation, you’ll be provided with an estimate of the total cost and you can ask questions at this time before making the decision to move ahead with treatment.
Similar to regular braces, most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign, but check with your insurance company first to find out the extent of the coverage you’ll have.
If you're thinking of treating your dental health issues with an orthodontic option such as Invisalign, financial considerations will likely help you make your decision. Fortunately, depending on your oral health requirements, Invisalign may make sense for you.