When it comes to Invisalign orthodontic treatment, people are often worried about the costs. Here, our Comox dentists share the financial factors you should take into consideration when making your decision about Invisalign clear aligners.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system contains a series of clear aligners that you will most likely need to switch every 2 weeks. Every set of custom-made clear aligners is removable and will gradually shift your teeth into their prescribed positions.
A benefit of being treated with Invisalign is that you are able to take your clear aligners out to brush your teeth, eat, and drink. The clear aligners can be used to help correct a range of orthodontic problems including bite issues, crowding, and misalignment. Adults and teenagers also like this popular treatment option for its discreet appearance and adaptability to their lifestyles.
Who Can Be a Clear Aligners Candidate?
In recent years, many more adults have been seeking orthodontic treatment in an effort to achieve straighter teeth and a healthier smile. The appearance and efficiency of clear aligners may be one reason for the increase.
Almost any adult that has an alignment issue with their teeth is a potential candidate for Invisalign and can ask their dentist about this treatment method. Your dentist can then assess your mouth in order to determine if clear aligners can be used to help fix your issue.
A few specific problems clear aligners can help include overbite, crossbite, open bite, spaces and gaps between the teeth, and crowding.
The Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign
Below we have listed the financial factors that contribute to the total cost of your Invisalign treatment:
- Your location and average prices for this type of orthodontic treatment in your city
- Your oral health needs and how much work needs to be completed
- The dentist’s time for their work
- Any coverage your insurance plan can provide
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.
How to Pay For Invisalign
If the cost of your treatment is at the top of your considerations list, you might want to ask your dentist about the payment options they have available. Following your initial consultation, you will be given an estimate for the total cost of your treatment to help you decide if you would like to go 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.