Invisalign, Invisible Braces
Invisalign is a method of orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, removable teeth aligners alternative to traditional metal braces for adults, kids and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile.
Using a custom-made series of aligners Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into right place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
How much do braces cost?
The price of braces can vary depending on the type of braces and the treatments involved.
- Metal braces (traditional braces) : $3,000 – 7,500
- Ceramic braces : $4,000 – 8,000
- Lingual braces : $8,000 – 10,000
- Invisalign : $3,000 – 7,000
How can I pay for braces?
Does health or dental insurance cover braces?
If you have health or dental insurance, check with your provider. You can also buy supplemental orthodontic insurance if you’re not covered. Be sure to ask about the percentage they cover and the lifetime maximum.
It’s advisable that you keep the same insurance plan during your entire orthodontic treatment. You may not be covered if they have already been applied to the teeth prior to the effective date of the policy. This would be considered a pre-existing condition and becomes an out-of-pocket expense.
If my insurance doesn’t cover it, what can I do?
If they’re considered necessary for medical purposes dental health care costs are tax deductible. (Teeth whitening and veneers do not count)
Others tips for making braces more affordable:
Many offices offer payment plans. Contact us with any questions.
Do keep in mind that you can use pretax dollars to help pay for these treatments in a flexible spending account, health savings account, health reimbursement account, or medical savings account if you have one.
Plan ahead – orthodontists often know years in advance that a child will likely need braces and/or other orthodontic treatment. We recommend an early checkup (orthodontists recommend one by age 7) that will help you know what’s coming so you can budget ahead of time and decide if dental or orthodontic insurance is worth the investment.
Some of the most reasons patients use Invisalign treatment are
An Invisalign Treatment Plan that is made for you
Before a treatment plan can be created, Our Dentists will take an impression of your teeth to check whether they can be straightened using the Invisalign System. Once confirmed, a detailed treatment plan will then be developed using ClinCheck®, our virtual 3D treatment plan. ClinCheck shows the series of movements your teeth are projected to go through over the course of the treatment – so you can see how your teeth are expected to look at the end of your Invisalign treatment before it even begins.
Smiling every step of the way
When you begin your Invisalign treatment, you will wear each set of custom-made aligners in two-week increments. As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will begin moving, little by little, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
During this time you will have occasional check-ups with our invisalign expert dentists in order to monitor your progress and ensure you are comfortable with the treatment.
Designed to fit your lifestyle
The time it takes to complete the treatment varies from person to person, depending on the complexity of each straightening issue. It is important to speak with our Invisalign expert dentists to determine how Invisalign best suits your situation and goals, and to agree the best way forward for you.