How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
You have stared at your smile in the mirror and have wondered what you would look like if you finally had that straight smile you always wanted. While you have no interest in having metal braces attached to the front of your teeth, you have thought about those clear aligners that are available. But before you move ahead with any decision, you will need more information first.
Belvidere Invisalign is a custom-made clear plastic tray that is molded to your teeth and helps move them slowly into a new position. Unlike traditional braces that require an orthodontist to make adjustments, you will replace one aligner with another at home with less frequent dental appointments. You may switch your Invisalign trays every week or two weeks, depending on your case. As a result, you may have to wait nine or more months from the first aligner to the last to achieve the results you discussed with the dentist. If metal brackets and wires are too intimidating or seem too unsightly, but you can’t live with your crooked teeth or overbite any longer, then Invisalign may be the best option for you. There are other clear aligners on the market that allow you to oversee your treatment without a dental professional, but the American Dental Association discourages the practice of moving teeth without a licensed and experienced dentist.
Both braces and clear aligners will give you the same results, but they are able to treat different levels of severity on different timelines. The final result will leave you with more confidence and more satisfaction when you share your smile with the world. Clear aligners like Invisalign tend to cost more than traditional braces, but both treatments are customized to your specific needs. There is no easy way to give you an exact cost without understanding where you are starting your treatment and where you want to end up. The average cost of Invisalign and other clear aligners is between $3,500 and $8,000. The average cost of traditional braces is between $2,500 and $6,000. The more aligners you need between the start of your treatment and the end, the higher the price tag will be.
You may want to review your dental insurance policy because they usually offer coverage for braces as well as clear aligners, but each plan is different. Be sure to take the time to talk to the dentist about what each treatment would look like, how long it would take, and what the approximate cost would be. The more information you have before you make a decision, the better the decision you can make. If you are concerned about the impact on your budget, then you may want to talk to the dentist about payment options or financing plans. The dentist will be able to help you know how long the process will take from beginning to end and what the results will be based on how severe your case is. Finally, if you are concerned about pain, discomfort, or soreness, the dentist will be able to help you navigate that while you work towards your perfect smile.