Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment option for teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth without the hassles of traditional metal braces. The system uses clear, comfortable aligners that can be taken out when needed, which means there are no food restrictions and keeping up with good oral hygiene is easy. Best of all, no one will even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment because your aligners are practically invisible! Wondering how much Invisalign costs? Below, we answer this question and some others related to paying for Invisalign.
What does Invisalign cost in Aliso Viejo?
In Aliso Viejo, Invisalign costs between $1500 and $6000. There is a range of prices because what you pay depends on how many aligners you'll need and how long your treatment will last. We'll tell you exactly how much you can anticipate paying during your consultation. If your teeth and bite need significant correction, the cost is usually higher than if you only need minor changes.
Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?
Ceramic braces (also known as clear braces) and lingual braces, which are bonded to the backs of the teeth, are more expensive than Invisalign aligners. Metal braces are usually comparable in price to Invisalign, although this, too, is dependent on your orthodontic needs. Sometimes, Invisalign might be slightly more, while for others, the cost can be slightly less. Because the price difference is negligible, most patients simply choose the option that is the best fit for their needs and preferences.
How much does Invisalign cost with insurance?
Invisalign is typically covered up to the cost of traditional metal braces if you have orthodontic coverage via your dental insurance plan. During your consultation, if you have any questions about your benefits we can explain what is covered and what you will have to pay out-of-pocket.
Is Invisalign worth getting?
Yes, it most certainly is! Our patients love how their smiles look after they've had Invisalign, and they also have better oral health as a result of their treatment. However, outcomes aren't everything; you should choose a treatment method that fits your lifestyle, as you'll be wearing aligners or braces for a long time. Because of its ease and simplicity, Invisalign is popular among patients who appreciate having a discreet option so no one can see that they're getting orthodontic treatment.
Is there a cheaper alternative to Invisalign?
While there are less expensive competitors, Invisalign and its in-person orthodontic visits is the best option for your oral health. To ensure that your teeth move as planned, your dentist will develop a custom treatment plan and closely supervise your aligner therapy. If you use an online aligner system and don't have regular in-person consultations with a dentist, you might not achieve the results you want or, worse still, you might cause damage to your teeth and gums.
How can I pay for Invisalign?
You can pay for your Invisalign treatment in monthly installments through CareCredit if you can't afford to pay for it all at once, and you can also use funds from a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA). Many insurance policies cover a significant amount of treatment costs.