People often worry about the fees, when considering Invisalign for their orthodontic treatment. Here our Vancouver dentists talk about the costs associated with Invisalign Clear Aligners and why you should still consider them as a potential treatment option.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign consists of clear aligners that you usually change every 10 - 14 days (based on your treatment plan). Every set of aligners in your given series are clear and custom-made to fit your mouth.
Each round of aligners in a series works to gradually shift and align your teeth over time resolving a range of orthodontic problems including misalignment, crowding and bite issues.
This method of treatment is very popular with both teens and adults because they are very discreet, you can remove them to eat or drink and they adapt to your lifestyle.
Factors Affecting Invisalign Costs
Here is a list of 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
- Your location and average prices for this type of orthodontic treatment in your city
- Any coverage your insurance plan can provide
- 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 a strong factor in your decision making process, speak to your dentist about the payment options that are available for Invisalign. At the end of your initial consultation, your dentist will tell you the estimated cost for your treatment so you can decide if you want to move forward with Invisalign.
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.