When it comes to Invisalign orthodontic treatment, many people are concerned about the cost. Our Lethbridge dentists break down the financial factors you may want to consider in your decision-making process in this post.
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.
The ability to remove your clear aligners to eat, drink, and brush your teeth is one of the benefits of Invisalign. Clear aligners can help with a variety of orthodontic issues, including misalignment, bite problems, and crowding. This treatment option is also popular among adults and teenagers due to its discreet appearance and adaptability to their lifestyles.
Who is an ideal candidate for clear aligners?
Many more adults have sought orthodontic treatment in recent years to achieve straighter teeth and a healthier smile. One reason for the rise could be the appearance and effectiveness of clear aligners.
In terms of who is a good candidate for clear aligners, almost any adult who has a problem with their teeth alignment should talk to their dentist about this treatment option. The dentist can then examine you to see if clear aligners would be beneficial in resolving your problem.
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:
- Your oral health needs and how much work needs to be completed
- Any coverage your insurance plan can provide
- Your location and average prices for this type of orthodontic treatment in your city
- The dentist’s time for his or her work
The average cost of Invisalign treatment is usually comparable to the cost of braces. The only way to find out how much your customized treatment plan will cost is to speak with your dentist about your specific case.
Your specific jaw shape and misalignment issues, as well as your oral health and the extent of the work required, will help dictate your treatment plan, how many aligners you'll need, the duration of the process, and thus the cost of your treatment.
Paying for Invisalign
If cost is a major factor for you, you should talk to your dentist about payment options. Following your initial consultation, you will have an estimate of the total cost and should be able to decide whether or not to proceed.
Most dental insurance plans should cover Invisalign, just like regular braces, but check with your insurance company first to determine the extent of your coverage.
If you're considering treating your dental health issues with an orthodontic option like Invisalign, financial considerations will almost certainly play a role in your decision. Fortunately, depending on your oral health needs, Invisalign may be a good option for you.