Invisalign cost can differ depending on a couple of factors.
Every smile is different, and requires a unique process and time to achieve the desired smile.
Which eventually means different budgets and prices depending on the patient’s case.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of braces used to straighten teeth. They’re made of a series of clear strong plastic aligners. Invisalign aligners are made in Invisalign centers. The tray aligners are fabricated based on molds of your mouth.
Custom trays are made to be fitted on your teeth, invisalign work on adding pressure on specific parts to help in moving your teeth to the right position.
You need to wear Invisalign trays for most of your day ranging between 20 to 22 hours a day, in order to see the desired results.
Invisalign treatment cost can differ based on a couple of factors such as, what your oral health needs, and how much work must be done to get the result you desire.
Where you live and what are the average prices in your city, contributes to the Invisalign cost.
Other factors include, the orthodontists labor time, your insurance plan type and how much it will cover.
Payment Options to Cover Invisalign Cost
At Queens medical Center we offer you flexibility in payment options, such as monthly payment plans.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is very much invisible, since it uses clear plastic trays, unlike conventional metal braces with brackets and wires. Plastic aligners won’t poke or scratch your gums which is a great advantage, and leads to less discomfort.
The trays can be easily removed when eating or drinking, but you’ll need to be careful not to lose them, which will cost you more money and time.
Other benefits of Invisalign include, fewer dentist visits. Additionally, the treatment time varies than normal braces, and can even be faster, depending on your oral health, and the time you spend wearing your aligners.
Is Invisalign Right For Me?
If you are not sure if Invisalign is the right treatment process for you. You should schedule an appointment with your dentist to have a look at your teeth and get an initial consultation to help you decide if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
Book your free consultation today with one of our specialist orthodontists at Queens medical center, to help you choose the best treatment.
If you are looking for invisible braces, but it doesn’t fit your budget, or you can’t commit to the regular visits to the orthodontist. There are four available alternatives in dental clinics which are less expensive.
1. Lingual Braces
Lingual braces can be an alternative to Invisalign, if your main concern is the appearance. They are fixed to the back of your teeth and can’t be seen when you smile.
This type also uses brackets and wires similar to the traditional braces, but may be cheaper than Invisalign.
2. Clear Correct
Clear Correct is an Invisalign alternative that uses a similar clear set of aligners. The total cost is usually less than Invisalign. However, the aligners are usually thinner, which makes them less visible, but less strong.
The aligners are made of the same plastic that Invisalign used to use. But invisalign now uses the patented smart track material, which is reported to give a more comfortable feeling in the mouth.
It is a major competitor to Invisalign in the USA. The Clear Correct website says their product costs $2,000–$8,000 before insurance, and that insurance may cover $1,000–$3,000 of your treatment, which is cheaper than Invisalign.
The results with both aligners are equal, although many orthodontists prefer Invisalign because it comes with more resources, such as first-class planning software, making the treatment easier.
3. Smile Direct Club
Smile Direct Club introduces the idea of “remote” teeth aligning, where patients send a 3D scan of their teeth to the remote orthodontist who creates a treatment plan.
The teeth aligners (and sometimes a retainer) are then mailed to the patients to wear on their own. Smile club offers a much cheaper option compared to Invisalign. The treatment usually costs around 1850$ which doesn’t include the 3D scan or retainer.
However, there are some real disadvantages such as:
- The home kit for getting impressions can be risky. If the impressions were not correct, it will cause problems in your treatment down the road. It will also cost you more money.
- You won’t be able to visit your orthodontist physically to check your progress.
- If anything goes wrong, it will be much more difficult to fix the problem.