People seeking Invisalign orthodontic treatment are often concerned about cost. Today, our Port Moody dentists explain the financial factors you might want to consider during your decision-making process.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign's system consists of a series of clear aligners that you'd typically change every 2 weeks. Each set of these custom-made, removable aligners will gradually adjust your teeth.
One advantage of Invisalign is that you can remove your clear aligners to drink, eat and brush your teeth. The clear aligners can help correct a range of orthodontic issues such as bite issues, crowding and misalignment. Some teenagers and adults also opt for this popular treatment due to its discreet appearance and adaptability to their lifestyles.
Who is an ideal candidate for clear aligners?
Many more adults have been seeking orthodontic treatment in recent years in an effort to achieve a healthier smile and straighter teeth. The appearance and efficiency of clear aligners might be one reason for this increase.
As for who makes an ideal candidate for clear aligners, almost any adult who has an issue with teeth alignment can ask their dentist about this treatment option. The dentist can then perform an exam to find out whether clear aligners who help correct your issue.
Overbite, crossbite, open bite, crowding and spaces and gaps between the teeth are just a few specific problems clear aligners can help resolve.
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.
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.