Invisalign treatment has changed the field of orthodontics. Since it has become an option for treatment, many patients have opted for Invisalign to address their orthodontic issues.
And with the many benefits of Invisalign, it makes sense that more people are opting for this treatment rather than traditional metal braces. You may be wondering how much Invisalign costs and if this treatment falls within your budget.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign is frequently requested in orthodontic offices across the country because it is a more discreet option than braces. Rather than getting metal brackets and wires installed on your teeth, you wear clear, plastic aligners that blend into your teeth.
The aligners are also removable and comfortable, which means they won’t interfere with your everyday activities. Patients who wear their aligners for the recommended amount of time and follow their orthodontist’s recommendations for proper care can achieve many of the same results as braces.
There’s no one standard price for Invisalign treatment since it’s available in different varieties. However, the expected range for all of the different options is between $2,000 to $8,000.
Cost of Invisalign Depends on the System
The cost of the Invisalign treatment that your orthodontist recommends depends on the severity of your issues and what type of aligner system you’ll need. Invisalign treatments range from Invisalign Complete, which treats the most severe orthodontic issues, to Invisalign Express, which treats the mildest issues. There is also Invisalign Lite, which is for patients whose issues fall in the middle of the Complete and Express systems. The costs associated with Invisalign treatment ($2,000 to $8,000) cover these expenses:
- The price of the aligners
- Your orthodontist’s evaluations and adjustments
- Follow-up visits
- Retainers for after treatment
Depending on how many orthodontic issues that Invisalign is being used to correct, the price for your treatment will vary. For example, patients who have more severe issues may be prescribed Invisalign Complete, which is on the higher end of the price range, while the Express system for less severe issues is on the lower end of the spectrum. You can expect the Lite system to be in the middle of the price range.
The cost of Invisalign also depends on how many sets of aligners your treatment requires and the timeline for your treatment plan. If your treatment time is under six months, you will pay less than someone whose treatment time is one year or longer.
However, you won’t be able to estimate how much Invisalign will cost you until you speak to your orthodontist.
Payment Options for Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign can be an affordable option for correcting your smile and there are numerous ways to pay for this treatment. If you have insurance, speak with a customer service agent to see if orthodontic treatment is covered. Many orthodontists offer payment plans and a variety of different discounts for patients to take advantage of that help make orthodontic treatment more accessible.
The team at Charleston Orthodontic Specialists is ready to help you on your orthodontic journey to a better smile! Call (843) 4-BRACES to learn more.