When people are looking to use Invisalign for their orthodontic treatments, they are often concerned about the costs. Today our Edmonton dentists explain the financial elements you should take into account when making your decision about Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign treatment is made up of removable, clear aligners that you switch out every 14 days ( you are given a series of them). These aligners are custom made to meet your unique needs and work to gradually shift your teeth into their new positions over time.
One of the best parts of choosing Invisalign is that you can remove your clear aligners to eat, drink and brush your teeth. They are popular among both adults and teenagers because of their discreet appearance and adaptability to fit their lifestyles.
The clear aligners can help resolve a variety of orthodontic issues such as misalignment, bite issues and crowding.
Factors Affecting Invisalign Costs
Here are the financial factors that contribute to the total amount you might pay for Invisalign:
- The dentist’s time for his or her work
- Any coverage your insurance plan can provide
- Your location and average prices for this type of orthodontic treatment in your city
- Your oral health needs and how much work needs to be completed
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 high consideration on your list you might want to speak to your dentist about payment options. After your initial consultation, your dentist will give you give you an estimate of the total cost, so you 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 to find out the extent of your coverage.