Invisalign has been a lot of patients’ go-to and most are asked about the process when a free consultation with Amazing Smiles Orthodontics is booked. We want to break down the entire process and payment that is involved with Invisalign. First off, we would like to share the pros and cons associated with Invisalign.
INVISALIGN BRACES PROS & CONS
Invisalign is the more popular option for teeth straightening among teens because it is designed to be invisible. The plastic retainer is smooth and doesn’t irritate your lips, which is sometimes a complaint about traditional metal braces. This invisible braces option is ideal for those who want less metal but may be pricier, and also may be less effective when treating complex dental problems.
- Smooth against lips
- No food restrictions
- Usually done in 6-8 months
- More expensive option
- Cannot treat complex problems
- Must be cleaned separately
- Removable (could get lost/damaged)
- Must brush after every meal to avoid tooth stains
WHAT IS THE COST RANGE?
When it comes to Invisalign cost, it can vary depending on treatment complexity and duration ranging from $3,000 to $8,000. For example, an adult could expect to spend around $5,000 or more on Invisalign to fix any issues that may be presented that are on a lesser scale of complexity. For a teenager, the routine cost of Invisalign can be seen as around $3,000 or more. Again, while the price range varies it will also come down to what is the best treatment for each patient. These estimates are compared without insurance.
If a patient does have insurance, the treatment costs would be significantly lower than the full rounded non-insured price.
With insurance, Invisalign may cost around $1,800 depending on what insurance does cover and if a patient needs a full round of treatment (this involves examinations.)
Initially, the time frame for any patient can range from 6 months to a total of 30 months with the average overall being between 12 to 18 months. This is the average range for how long a patient would be wearing their Invisalign.
THESE ARE THE REASONS WHY A PATIENT WOULD CHOOSE INVISALIGN OVER TRADITIONAL WIRE BRACES:
- Gaps between teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
- Crooked teeth
Invisalign is often the preferred braces type for patients looking for a less-noticeable way to straighten their teeth. Invisalign is known for being practically invisible, which is where they get their name. At Amazing Smiles, we also offer Invisalign Teen, the invisible braces system specifically designed for teenagers who have dental imperfections but do not want traditional metal braces.