Many people don’t have dental insurance, so the cost of treatment is very important to them. Even for those who do have dental insurance, orthodontic treatment may not be covered; if it is covered, the coverage is often only partial (usually less than 50% of the cost of treatment). So if you’re thinking about treatment with Invisalign, chances are that you’re wondering what it will cost.
What Does Invisalign Cost?
It’s difficult to precisely answer the question of cost for any orthodontic treatment. This is because every case is a little bit different, and those differences affect the cost. Those with a more complicated case will require more of the orthodontist’s time and effort than those whose needs are more simple, and so the treatment will cost more. While several dentists now offer Invisalign it is important to note that Invisalign is one of several appliances used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. Orthodontists spend an additional 2-3 years of specialty training and it is best to always consult with an orthodontic specialist before starting Invisalign treatment.
Factors That Influence the Cost
Several factors go into the cost of Invisalign treatment such as the severity of the orthodontic problem, the length of treatment, and retention considerations. If you have more complex orthodontic needs, then your Invisalign cost may be more than the average Invisalign cost in Whitestone. In general, the cases that cost the least are those of an adult who had orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, but didn’t wear his or her retainer enough and experienced relapse (shifting) of the teeth back toward their previous positions. In such cases, the teeth are likely to be easily brought back into good alignment.
Some severe orthodontic needs cannot be addressed using Invisalign; in this case, lingual braces or clear would be another esthetically-pleasing option. The cost of lingual braces is generally a little more than that of Invisalign, since lingual braces entail more work by the orthodontist on the back side of the teeth.
How Can You Pay For It?
You’re interested in Invisalign and were evaluated by an orthodontic specialist who agrees that it’s a good treatment option for you. You may now be wondering how much will Invisalign cost.
At Avenue Orthodontics, we extend our commitment to providing excellent care by assisting our patients with a flexible interest-free payment option. We also accept several PPO insurance plans. For our patients with insurance plans we don’t participate in, we will accept assignment of benefits and fill out all the paperwork necessary, saving you the time and hassle. Here at Avenue Orthodontics, we work with our patients to develop a plan that works with their financial needs, so that treatment is accessible to everyone. Keep in mind that treatment can be made more affordable with the use of Health Spending Accounts (HSAs). We want to make sure that all of our patients in Whitestone and nearby areas who want the benefits of Invisalign can get them!
Come and See Us!
At Avenue Orthodontics, we want to help you achieve the best possible smile. You might be expecting top-notch orthodontic treatment to be expensive, but the truth is that it doesn’t have to be. We’re committed to serving the Whitestone community, and are ready to work with you to help your perfect smile.
If you’re considering Invisalign, come in for a free consultation and initial exam. Dr. Eleni and Dr. Abraham will greet you warmly and help you understand all of your options.