How Much Do Invisalign Braces Cost?
When choosing braces, many patients in our Vancouver office opt to get Invisalign braces because of the convenience and aesthetics. Before deciding, many patients ask a very important question: how much do Invisalign braces cost in our area? The short answer is that Invisalign braces can cost anywhere between $1,500 and $5,500. The long answer is that the cost of Invisalign braces depends on many different factors. We’ll go over some of them in this blog post.
Treatment Cost Factors Of Invisalign
The scope of the Invisalign treatment is perhaps the most influential factor on the final cost. A course of Invisalign treatment involves the use of aligners to gradually re-align crooked teeth. The more crooked the teeth are at the start of the treatment, the more aligners are required to correct the problem. Cost for the Invisalign treatment increases as more aligners are required.
Patient Cost Factors Of Invisalign
Invisalign costs can also vary depending on what type of patient you are. There are different treatments for teenage patients and adult patients. Cost will vary depending on which age group the patient is in.
Dentist Cost Factors Of Invisalign
As with other dental procedures, different dentists will charge different amounts for an Invisalign treatment. When you talk to your dentist about Invisalign, ask them for a general estimate so that you can better anticipate what your final costs will be. It’s not always a good idea to shop around for the lowest cost, though. When you’re making an investment in your health, it’s best to find a dentist that is experienced, skilled, and offers a reasonable cost for the treatment instead of the cheapest option.
Insurance Cost Factors Of Invisalign
Insurance plays a big role in the final cost of Invisalign braces. Your dental insurance may cover up to $3,500 of the cost of the Invisalign treatment. Of course, you’ll still need to pay any applicable co-pays for the dental visits, and the reimbursement amount is dependent on your insurance deductible. Check with your insurance company to ensure that Invisalign braces are covered and to get an estimate of how much of the cost is covered.
Other Braces Options
Invisalign braces are a great solution for crooked teeth, but they’re not the only option. Many patients still opt for traditional wire braces. Regular braces are often a little less expensive than Invisalign, but they require much more upkeep. Invisalign braces are usually more comfortable and less conspicuous, so to many people the extra cost is worth it.
Another braces solution that is gaining popularity is the “at home” aligner kits. The process works by getting an impression of your teeth, then having a kit mailed to you where you can create your own aligners to straighten your teeth. This may seem like an easy and convenient option, and the low prices for the kits may seem like a good deal. However, cosmetic dentistry is a very serious practice, and should be done by a trained professional. You have a better chance of getting a great result by visiting an accredited dentist, and having them observe your progress as your teeth undergo treatment. It may be tempting to save a few dollars with an at-home kit, but it costs less in the long run to get the procedure done right the first time by an expert dentist.
We hope that this blog post gives you more information on estimating the cost of your Invisalign braces. If you would like to get a more personalized estimate, please contact Dr. Bowyer to set up a free consultation.