People are often concerned about costs when seeking orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. In this post, our Thornhill dentists discuss the financial factors you may want to consider in the decision making process.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign's system includes a series of clear aligners that you would usually change every 2 weeks. Each set of custom-made, removable clear aligners will gradually adjust your teeth in small increments.
One advantage of Invisalign is that you're able to remove your clear aligners to brush, floss, eat and drink. The clear aligners can help correct a number of orthodontic issues such as bite issues, misalignment and crowding. Adults and teens also choose this popular treatment option for its discreet appearance and ability to adapt to their lifestyles.
Factors Affecting Invisalign Costs
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
The average cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the average cost for 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.
Paying for Invisalign
If cost is high on your list of considerations, you may want to speak to your dentist about payment options. After your initial consultation, you’ll have an estimate of total cost and can decide whether you’d like to move ahead.
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.