The cost of treatment is often a concern for people seeking orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. Here, our Selkirk dentists break down some of the factors you may want to consider when making the financial decision to undergo this treatment.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system consists of a series of clear aligners that you would typically change every 2 weeks. Each set of removable, custom-made clear aligners will gradually adjust your teeth.
An advantage of clear aligners are that you can remove them to drink, eat, brush and floss your teeth. Your clear aligners will help to resolve a variety of orthodontic issues like crowding, misalignment or bite issues. Teenagers and adults may appreciate this treatment option for its adaptability to their lifestyles and discreet appearance.
Who is an ideal candidate for clear aligners?
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.
To answer the question of who the ideal candidate for Invisalign clear aligner may be, almost any adult with alignment issues in their mouth may find it worthwhile to ask their dentist about Invisalign treatment. Your dentist will then be able to determine whether clear aligners will be able to help resolve your orthodontic issue.
A few specific problems clear aligners can help include overbite, crossbite, open bite, spaces and gaps between the teeth and crowding.
Factors Affecting Invisalign Costs
Here are the financial factors that contribute to the total amount you might pay for Invisalign:
- Any coverage your insurance plan can provide
- The dentist’s time for his or her work
- 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
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 treatment you will require, your unique jaw shape and misalignment issues will help to dictate your treatment plan, the number of clear aligners you will require, and the duration of the treatment process. This will all impact the cost of your treatment.
Paying for Invisalign
If cost is a high priority for your list of considerations, you may wish to speak with your dentist about your payment options. After your first consultation, you will have an estimate of your total cost and you will be able to decide whetheror not you'd like to move 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.