One of the first questions patients ask when considering Invisalign is, “How much will it cost?” The good news is that most individuals are pleasantly surprised to discover that the cost of Invisalign® treatment is usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces.
Traditional braces, involve brackets that are glued to each tooth. When initially attached are irritating to your gums, and could be very hard to get used to. Often food gets stuck underneath and difficult to remove them with brushing. Also Canker sores irritate the gums.
Invisalign braces are virtually invisible. These alignment trays are created from molds and can be removed for brushing and flossing. They’re the Cadillac of braces,they are even more affordable than traditional braces with shorter straightening time.
Invisalign is a relatively recent alternative to braces that many adults and teens prefer. The concept behind invisalign is that you have a transparent plastic ‘sheath’ rather than metal tracks gradually pushing your teeth into place. The idea behind this is that the change isn’t so visible, and at the same time you can remove invisalign meaning that you can look ‘normal’ for important events and meaning that you can eat anything. This has another advantage too, as it means that dentists can change the shape of your invisalign over time to change as your teeth change. You can actually benefit more quickly from using invisalign than you can from metallic and ceramic braces. However of course there are also downsides to being able to remove it if it means you don’t have it in as often as you should, or if it means that you lose or damage it. The producer of Invisalign braces would provide up to six free replacements if they were lost.
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on specifics of your individual needs. These factors can include the complexity of your case, how long your treatment will take, and your orthodontic insurance coverage.
An average is at about$5,000. For very simple cases (up to five sets of aligners), Invisalign can cost as little as $2000, and sometimes even less.
WHAT ABOUT INSURANCE?
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would other orthodontic
treatments like braces. Our office manger can check with your insurance and
help you to determine the exact coverage for your treatment. About a quarter of
Invisalign patients receive insurance compensation for their treatment.
ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the national average at about
$5,000. For very simple cases (up to five sets of aligners)
While the end results may appear the same, a confident, beautiful smile, when you stop and actually compare invisalign to other teeth straightening options, the advantage become quite apparent. Knowing the pros and cons of each option ahead of time will help you make a more confident decision.
Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Dentistry; she is a Preferred Provider of Invisalign and the director of A Redding Invisalign Center. She received her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, from Indiana University Dental School, in 1982, after which she immediately opened her private practice.
In July 1990 she received fellowship award from academy of General Dentistry. This award requires 600 hours of continuing education and passing required examination. In July 2000 Dr. Carter received Mastership award from Academy of General Dentistry. This is the highest award for continuing education. This award requires 800hours of participation in dentistry specialties. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement.
Dr. Carter’s expertises are:
Invisalign, orthodontics, advanced TMJ treatment, oral surgery, sleep Disorders, placement of implants, restorations of cosmetic dentistry, whole mouth rehabilitation, fixed and removable prosthodontic, periodontics (soft tissue management), tooth and implant supported over dentures, endodontics, molars and anterior and sedation dentistry.