COst can often be a concern for people who are seeking orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. Here, our Summerside dental team breaks down the factors you may want to consider that may impact the cost of clear aligners treatments.
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.
one of the advantages afforded by Invisalign is that you can remove your clear aligners when eating or drinking or when brushing or flossing your teeth. Clear aligners can help to resolve orthodontic issues like bite problems, tooth crowding and misalignments.
Clear aligners are also popular with teens and adults for their low profile and adpatability.
Who is an ideal candidate for clear aligners?
Recently, many adults have been seeking orthodontic treatment to help them achieve straighter teeth and healthier smiles. One of the reasons for this increase may be the look and convenience of clear aligners.
As for who is an ideal candidate for clear aligners, almost any adult who has an issue with the alignment of their teeth may ask their dentist about this treatment option. The dentist can then examine you to determine whether clear aligners would help resolve your 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 amount of work required, your jaw's shape and misalignment issues will help you to dictate your treatment plan, the number aligners needed and thus, how much a given treatment will cost.
Paying for Invisalign
If cost is a high priority when considering orthodontic treatment, speak with your dentist about payment options. After your first consultation, you will have an estimate of the total cost of your treatment. You will be able to use this to decide whether or not you are comfortable moving 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.