How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
How much Invisalign will cost you depends on a number of factors, including how far your teeth need to be moved, how long your treatment will take, and how much of the treatment your insurance will cover.
If you are serious about improving your smile and the health of your mouth, then Invisalign is a good option for someone who does not want to have to worry about the inconvenience that traditional braces cause.
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Factors that Affect Invisalign Cost
The main factors that influence the cost of Invisalign treatments are the complexity of your case, how long the treatment will take, and how many different aligners you will need in order to effectively move your teeth.
Invisalign estimates that most insurance companies will cover about $1000 of the treatment cost. This, too, will depend on the terms of your dental plan. In some rare cases, your plan may not cover Invisalign. Whether or not your plan covers this treatment will depend on whether or not they deem it as a new or experimental treatment.
Though Invisalign is relatively new in the world of orthodontics, it is widely used across the country. Because it is so popular, it is very unlikely that your plan will refuse to cover it on the basis of the treatment’s novelty. Consult with your insurance agent to ensure that your treatment will be covered by your plan before you sign any contracts with your orthodontist.
In some cases, dental plans may cover most of your costs, instead of only a small portion. Some patients only have to pay $500 or $1000 for their treatment, while the rest is covered by their insurance plan. In general, if your dental plan covers braces, it will cover Invisalign, though it is best to make sure.
If you receive your insurance through an employer, make sure you ask about flexible spending accounts. If your company lets you reserve a piece of your paycheck for medical expenses, inquire as to whether or not Invisalign treatments are an expense that can be paid for out of this account. This will further cut your costs, making Invisalign even more affordable.
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Almost every orthodontist who provides Invisalign treatments will also provide a number of flexible payment options, to finance your treatment, rather than forcing you to shell out the full amount at one time. If you are afraid that Invisalign might be too expensive for you, speak with your Invisalign providers about a payment plan.
More than a third of people who use Invisalign pay for it using a payment plan, rather than paying the full amount right from the start. You can even create a payment plan that allows you to pay off your treatment in the same amount of time that the treatment takes, so that you will be done paying off your beautiful smile, just as you are done creating it.
Keep in mind that Invisalign is an investment. Do not be intimidated by the seemingly high prices. A straighter smile can take you places, so don’t be afraid to invest in a treatment that really works, without interfering in your everyday life.
How Do Invisalign Costs Compare to Braces?
The cost for Invisalign and braces are nearly identical, depending on what kind of braces your opt for. Some kinds of braces can be up to $10,000, based on the materials and the length of treatment. Invisalign treatments typically cost about the same as run-of-the-mill metal braces. This may make it very easy to decide between getting metal braces and getting Invisalign.
Many people will not opt for metal braces, which can be painful and even damage teeth, over a treatment that is clear, far less painful, and works just as well? In some cases, of course, metal braces may do a better job, and with proper care, will do not damage to teeth. However, it is hard to deny that Invisalign offers a number of attractive features at the same cost as metal braces.