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August 22, 2017

3 Ways to Make Invisalign Affordable

You’ve been dreaming of a straighter smile for years. You’ve carefully researched your options and you’re confident that Invisalign is the right choice for you. The only catch: is Invisalign treatment affordable?The typical cost for Invisalign is similar to traditional braces. For both Invisalign and braces, the total cost will vary based on treatment duration and alignment needs. At Docbraces, many of our adult patients had braces when they were younger but their teeth have since shifted positions. For these patients, shorter treatment options – usually between 6 to 12 months – will restore correct alignment. If you are an adult who has never had braces and also have more complex alignment and bite issues, treatment may take 24 months or longer.Most insurance policies that include coverage for orthodontic treatments like braces will also extend coverage to Invisalign. However, even with insurance, you may still need to pay a portion of this treatment out of pocket. These are three ways you can make Invisalign more affordable:

1. Compare payment plans.

Payment plans will spread the total cost out over the duration of treatment so you pay a smaller, recurring monthly cost rather than a large fee upfront. When you receive your treatment plan from an orthodontist, this plan should include a detailed cost estimate and whether extended payment options will incur interest.At Docbraces, we offer payment plans without any interest charges or credit check requirements. We also offer a payment option called “direct billing” that takes the amount covered by your insurance provider “off the top” and spreads the remaining fee across a flexible payment schedule. This means you don’t have to go through the hassle of submitting insurance claims for reimbursement each month and you immediately enjoy the full policy benefit upfront.Since payment plan options can vary between practices, it’s important to ask providers about their different offerings so you can choose the right option for your family’s needs.

2. Ask about discounts and rewards.

Some providers may offer family discounts if you and another family member will both be receiving treatment at the same time. For example, if you’ll be getting Invisalign and your child will be getting braces, you may qualify for an upfront discount.In addition to offering discounted payment options, Docbraces also participates in a special Patient Rewards Hub. Patients can earn rewards for following at-home care recommendations, making on-time payments, and attending appointments. The points can be redeemed for gift cards, rewards and online games.

3. Focus on the monthly cost.

Let’s be honest: if you focus only on the total cost of your treatment, this number may feel insurmountable and intimidating. But if you break down the cost into smaller amounts, like a discounted monthly or weekly payment, these numbers can seem much more manageable. By focusing on the smaller numbers, it’s easier to see how your treatment costs can fit into your monthly budget. You may be surprised to realize just how easy it really is to make Invisalign affordable!At Docbraces, our flexible payment plans range from 12 to 48 months, and depending on complexity, your payment could be as low as $49 per week. Use the free online Payment Calculator to estimate your monthly payments based on the length of treatment, initial down payment, and insurance coverage.Docbraces believes that every patient deserves the smile of their dreams. Schedule your free consultation with us to learn more about our Invisalign payment plans.

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