If you’re considering Invisalign braces, you may have read that the typical cost of Invisalign is more than regular braces. Don’t be put off by the cost, however. In fact, for some patients, the cost of Invisalign may be equivalent to the cost of traditional braces or even a bit less. That’s because cost varies a bit on a case-by-case basis. Factors like individual alignment needs and jaw/bite correction can influence overall cost. Additionally, your orthodontist may offer a payment plan that can help reduce your Invisalign cost.
Worried about the cost of Invisalign treatment? Don’t be! Below, we answer the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign costs:
Does Invisalign cost more than braces?
The cost of Invisalign is actually pretty similar to the cost of traditional braces. The most important factor in determining cost is the complexity of your case. More complicated jaw alignment and teeth straightening will require longer treatment periods. Treatment for 24 months will be more expensive than treatment for 18 months or 12 months.
Even if Invisalign is slightly more expensive than braces, you may find that the advantages Invisalign offers – discretion, being able to remove the aligners when eating or to clean teeth – far outweighs the additional cost.
What should I expect to pay for Invisalign?
Since cost can vary from person to person based on treatment complexity, the best person to give you an estimate is your Invisalign provider. In general, you can estimate that you will pay between 1900 – 6900 for treatment. Keep in mind that many different factors can go into the cost of care. For example, case complexity, individual needs, length of treatment and even where you live may impact your cost.
Can I get help paying for Invisalign?
Most dental insurance plans that offer coverage for braces will also offer coverage for Invisalign treatment. The amount of available coverage will vary based on the specific plan. At Docbraces, we understand that dealing with insurance companies can be a frustrating hassle for our patients. Our mission is to simplify the payment process, not make it more complicated! That’s why we offer direct billing to insurance providers. We take the amount of coverage offered by your insurance provider “off the top”. This means that we spread the remaining cost across the length of your treatment plan with a flexible payment schedule. You don’t have to go through the hassle of submitting claims each month because we handle the claims process for you!
What type of payment plans are available?
Payment plans vary based on your provider. Here at Docbraces, we offer flexible, interest-free financing options with no credit check required. The Docbraces Smile Team works with each patient to find a payment plan that fits his or her budget. Plans can range from 12 to 48 months based on treatment length and total cost. With flexible payment plans, payments can be as low as $49 a week for care. You can even earn Air Miles with Docbraces as the exclusive provider the Maritimes.
What if I cannot afford my Invisalign payments?
The Docbraces team believes every patient deserve a healthy, confident smile. If you are worried about affording care due to an unexpected change in your personal or professional life, talk to our Smile Team. You may find that a change to your payment plan will help make the payments more affordable so you can continue receiving the treatment you deserve.
At Docbraces, we understand that cost plays an important role in our patients’ treatment decision-making process. That’s why we offer a free online payment calculator to help prospective patients estimate treatment costs and work closely with every patient to ensure they can afford the quality Invisalign treatment they deserve.