How much does Invisalign cost? Is it worth it?
Have you been considering having your teeth straightened for a long time, but always being put off by the train-track appearance of metal braces?
With advancement in orthodontic technologies, there are other options besides the traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment in which teeth are straightened with a series of clear aligners without the use of metal braces. Not only are the Invisalign aligners clear coloured, they are removable for meals and cleaning. Now you can smile confidently while having your teeth straightened. Invisalign is a great option for those who avoided orthodontic treatment because of the appearance of metal braces. For many, the treatment choices comes down to the costs.
HOW MUCH WILL INVISALIGN COST?
The typical price of Invisalign treatment is slightly higher than traditional braces. The cost of Invisalign also varies depending on complexity of the treatment and numbers of aligners required for the course of treatment. The average cost of Invisalign treatment ranges between AUD$4,000 – AUD$8,000. The typical cost of traditional metal braces varies widely, depending on individual needs and complexity of the treatment. Average price of traditional metal braces ranges between AUD$3,000 – AUD$7,000. Costs are also influenced by the location where treatments are acquired (within Australia) and by the providers of treatment. The best way to determine the price of Invisalign or braces is to discuss with an accredited specialist orthodontist.
Most major dental insurance have a range of Extras covers that include benefits for orthodontics, which usually covers braces and Invisalign treatments.. To find out if your extras cover has this feature please check with your health insurance and review your insurance Extras cover for orthodontic treatments.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN?
Easy to clean You can remove your Invisalign aligners, so it is easier to clean your teeth and maintain your oral health during treatment.
Invisible Within a few months of treatment, many patients will begin to see improvements in their smile. What is fascinating? Most of your friends won’t even realize you are undergoing orthodontic treatment with your invisible see-through Invisalign aligners!
Lifestyle When you wear your clear Invisalign aligners, you rarely have to worry about your treatment interfering with your active lifestyle.
Comfort Are you worried about discomfort? With the innovative SmartForce and SmartTrack technologies, the new Invisalign system provides you with effective aligner trays to move your teeth more comfortably.
You should discuss with an accredited specialist orthodontist which treatment option, whether Invisalign or traditional braces, will suit you best. The average Invisalign price is only slightly higher than regular braces and the unique advantages Invisalign offers – like being able to take the aligners out to eat and brush your teeth – often outweigh the slight difference in price. If cost is a big concern for you, talk to your orthodontist about payment options. At Specialists in Orthodontics, we offer flexible interest-free dental payment plans to spread out the Invisalign or braces cost over the period of your treatment.
Learn more about What is Invisalign on our website.