How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Straighten up your smile with the most popular clear aligner therapy (CAT) in the world: Invisalign! Although Invisalign can seem like an expensive dental expenditure, it provides multiple oral health benefits. Invisalign can cost anywhere between $3,000 and $5,000, depending on your treatment, location, insurance, and more. Actually, in our area, the cost can be up to $7,000.

Wince Family Dental Associates works closely with patients to develop payment plans that work within their budgets.

Services Included

Wince Family Dental offers an All-Inclusive Invisalign deal with no hidden fees or charges. Many other offices don’t include some of these services in their treatment quotes.

Some of the services that a dentist may include with Invisalign treatment include:

  • Consultation visit
  • X-rays
  • Photos
  • All subsequent dentist visits
  • Scans
  • Impressions
  • All mid-treatment corrections

Factors Affecting the Cost of Invisalign

Several factors impact the price quotes you’ll receive for Invisalign. The type and duration of the treatment involved, reputation of the dentist, practice location, and aftercare all affect the final Invisalign cost.

Type of Treatment Required

The Invisalign cost will largely depend on the type and extent of the treatment you will need to correct your smile. How much the dentist needs to move your teeth and the length of treatment both factor into the final price. In some cases, Invisalign can prove less expensive than traditional braces.

Clear aligner therapy (CAT) represents a complex procedure in which the dentist carefully repositions your teeth to make them look aesthetically pleasing and ensure proper function. If you require lengthy treatment and several aligners, you may have to pay a little more.

All Invisalign treatment provided at Wince Family Dental is All-Inclusive. There will be no additional fees, irregardless of the variables mentioned above.

Dentist Reputation and Experience

The reputation and experience of your dentist can raise the total cost of an Invisalign treatment plan. Dentists receive Invisalign points whenever they treat a patient. As they attend to more patients, they receive additional perks from Invisalign, such as membership designations, which can gain significant discounts on Invisalign laboratory rates. At Wince Family Dental, any discounts we receive from Invisalign we, in turn, extend to our  patients. This is how we are able to offer the best price,  best value, and most predictable Invisalign treatment in Kansas.

Some dentists reduce their Invisalign treatment prices due to the discounts they earn, while others hike up their rates in response to the experience they gain and the improved care their patients receive as a result.  If you have several dentists offering Invisalign near you, try comparing both dentists’ pricing and experience levels in your area. Ask questions. Ask how many aligners their price includes. Are there limitations to the number of aligners they provide for a certain price? Are retainers an extra fee at the end of treatment? Do they make the retainers themselves, or do they have Invisalign brand retainers made? Knowing what variables might possibly be involved will help you make an educated decision.

Location

Your current location determines the price of Invisalign treatment. Typically, the Invisalign cost rises in urban and suburban neighborhoods. The cheapest Invisalign treatments remain available in the rural areas of America’s midwestern and southern states.

Aftercare

Most dentists will suggest that you use a retainer after your Invisalign treatment. Most Invisalign offers do not include retainers, and their price can range anywhere between $400 to $1000 for an entire set. At Wince Family Dental, we understand how quickly teeth can move back, which is why we incorporate retainers into the cost of our Invisalign treatment. Each Invisalign patient receives one set of complementary Invisalign brand retainers. We do offer a retainer upgrade, if additional retainers are requested.

Payment Methods

Most dentists maintain flexibility when it comes to Invisalign payment options for their clients. Our friendly staff at Wince Family Dental arrange flexible payment plans for our patients, which they can pay using various standard payment methods.

Insurance

The majority of dental insurance plans do cover Invisalign costs. If your plan pays for orthodontic care, then it should defray some of the cost of Invisalign. Keep in mind that many insurance plans do not cover braces or Invisalign for cosmetic reasons. You may need to show how Invisalign will correct your bite to ensure your insurance will cover the cost. Call us if you have questions about your dental plan, and we would be happy to research your Invisalign benefits for you.

Monthly Payment Plan

More than likely, your dentist or orthodontist offers a monthly payment plan to make Invisalign more affordable. Make sure you check the interest rate and any applicable finance fees before you sign the agreement and begin treatment.

No-Interest Credit Cards

One workaround that some patients use involves taking advantage of a new credit card’s introductory interest rate of 0%. As long as you pay off the balance during the initial period, you can finance your Invisalign treatment without bearing the burden of interest payments.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Patients who maintain a flexible spending account through their employers can use it to pay for their Invisalign clear aligners. And, because pre-tax dollars go into the FSA, using it to purchase your aligner trays represents a significant discount.

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Patients can also avoid certain taxes by paying for their invisible braces with a health savings account. However, they will need to initially pay the treatment costs out of pocket and then seek reimbursement from their HSA.