Imagine your life with straighter teeth: would you smile more on first dates? Speak up during company meetings? Carry yourself with confidence wherever you went? Straighter teeth can be life-changing. Unfortunately, many adults fear the price tag associated with teeth straightening is too high. That doesn’t have to be the case. Invisalign is a discreet alternative that uses clear aligners to gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. The cost for Invisalign is similar to the cost of conventional braces. Even better, many insurance companies have coverage that will offset the cost of Invisalign treatment the same as conventional braces.
Even with partial insurance coverage, our orthodontists understand that the cost can still feel like a burden, especially for lengthy treatments. At Docbraces, our team is committed to helping every patient achieve their dream of a perfect smile. These are three ways our team helps make Invisalign affordable for everyone.
1. No fee, no interest payment plans.
Our orthodontists understand that very few people can pay the entire cost of treatment upfront– nor do we expect you to! Like any major purchase, we offer a payment plan that will spread the cost out over the entire length of your treatment. As long as you stay current with your payments, you will never be charged interest or additional fees. Even better, these payment plans can be set up without a credit check.
Next steps: Payment plans options vary between practices, so it’s important to shop around for the best deal and consider what fees (if any) your provider will assess. Not every practice promotes their payment plans, so don’t be afraid to ask!
2. Direct billing to insurance providers.
Let’s be honest: even with a payment plan, one of the biggest hassles you may face month-to-month is having to sort your insurance reimbursement. At Docbraces, we understand the frustrations of dealing with insurance companies, which is why we handle this entire process for you. Docbraces follows a direct billing model. With direct billing, our team takes the amount covered by your insurance provider “off the top” and spreads the remaining fee across a flexible payment schedule. We then handle billing your provider each month so you don’t have to.
Next steps: Ask your provider whether they offer direct billing. If they do, ask whether they’ll be willing to take the total insurance reimbursement amount “off the top” and then spread out the remaining cost on a payment plan.
3. Family discounts, rewards and referral bonuses.
Does another family member also need braces or Invisalign at the same time as you? If so, you may qualify for a family discount. At Docbraces, our team offers family discounts as well as participating in a special Patient Rewards Hub program. With Patient Rewards Hub, you earn points for following at-home care recommendations, making on-time payments, and attending appointments. You can then redeem these points for gift cards, rewards and online games. That’s right: you’ll be rewarded just for following your orthodontist’s instructions! Not a bad deal, right?
Next steps: Not every practice offers a family discount or a reward/referral bonus structure. Ask your provider about these options and, whenever possible, get the entire plan details in writing. If there’s ever a future conflict over the discount or reward program, you’ll be able to refer back to the original offer for clarification.
Affordable Invisalign treatment is possible.
Achieving your dream smile should not break the bank. It is possible to lower Invisalign costs! By shopping around with different providers and comparing payment plan options, you can find the right provider at an affordable price point for the treatment you deserve.