The cost of Invisalign treatment is close to that of traditional braces. However, unlike metal or even clear braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and practically invisible. This allows you to continue caring for your teeth as normal throughout your entire treatment. Sounds great, but how much will it cost? Below is a breakdown of what you can expect to pay for Invisalign clear braces.
Breaking Down The Cost of Invisalign Treatment
It’s important to talk with an experienced orthodontist. They are responsible for your professional fitting and in-office visit charges. It is also necessary to come in occasionally so that your orthodontist can track your progress and ensure that everything is going according to schedule. Things that could determine the cost of treatment include:
- The experience and knowledge of your orthodontist
- The complexity of your bite and misalignment
- How long you will be in treatment
- Your dedication and commitment
- Your orthodontic insurance coverage
Skill and Experience
Fortunately, Invisalign can now treat many of the more complicated orthodontic cases, assuming your orthodontist is experienced and knowledgeable about treatment. However, this kind of skill and experience comes with the associated higher costs. Some dentists may offer Invisalign at lower prices, but this is because they are only able to treat the simplest of cases, allowing them to maximize profits.
Be sure to compare apples to apples when shopping around. Many are trained and experienced in a wide variety of complex cases and offer a no commitment consultation to learn more.
Complexity Of Your Case
Case complexity is another determinant of the total cost of Invisalign. The complexity of your case, time frame, and difficulty will naturally affect the fees you pay. There are very simple cases that may take only a few months, and others may require over two years of treatment. The longer the treatment time, the more office visits, supplies, and attention is needed, which could contribute to higher Invisalign fees.
Your Dedication and Commitment
Once Invisalign treatment begins, it is up to you whether you will follow your orthodontist’s instructions. Failure to adhere to a treatment plan will influence the cost of treatment. Damaging your aligners or not wearing them for the appropriate amount of time can also lead to longer and more expensive treatments.
Available Payment Options
Everyone’s needs are different when it comes to meeting their financial obligations. That’s why many orthodontic offices provide the following convenient payment options.
- A courtesy discount if payment is made in full at the outset of treatment.
- A down payment followed by monthly payments is offered with no interest, usually over a period of 12 to 20 months.
- An additional courtesy discount may also be offered when more than one family member begins treatment.
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatments such as traditional braces. Ask your doctor about using your orthodontic insurance coverage to pay for Invisalign treatment.
Do you have more questions? The friendly staff at most orthodontic practices will explain all costs associated with your orthodontic treatment and work with you and your insurance provider to maximize insurance benefits for you or your child.