Cost of Invisalign – Melbourne, FL
The Investment That Pays Off For a Lifetime
With Invisalign, achieving a straight, beautiful smile has never been easier. But (understandably) one of the first questions many people have is about cost. Since each person has unique needs, it’s impossible to give a universal figure that applies to everyone. But we can give you a price range and explain the factors that determine the final cost. If you’d like an individual estimate for Invisalign in Melbourne, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Trantham or Dr. Richardson is the first step. After assessing your needs to make sure Invisalign is right for you, they’ll review each step of the process and how long it will take. Then our experienced team will discuss insurance and out of pocket costs, as well as the option of third-party financing.
What Determines the Cost of Invisalign?
Here are some of the factors that go into the total price of Invisalign:
- Length of treatment – Longer treatment times will usually add to the final cost. The average treatment time is about 12 months, but some people need 18 months or more.
- Number of alignment trays – Related to the overall length of treatment time is the number of aligners required, with more sets of aligners increasing the cost. Patients generally need to wear each set of trays for about two weeks, but that can vary depending on each person’s needs. Also, the cost will be affected by whether you’re correcting the top, bottom, or both arches of teeth.
- Need for advanced movement – More advanced treatments will increase the cost as well. For example, if you’re trying to correct an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, you’ll need to use elastics to adjust the position of your jaw.
- Repairs and replacements – Warped, broken, or lost aligner trays need to be repaired or replaced at an extra cost. With good habits and proper care of your trays, you can keep this to a minimum.
Invisalign VS Traditional Braces
Traditional metal braces typically cost between $5,000 and $6,000, while the price range for Invisalign is $3,000 to $8,000. In most cases, patients spend about $5,000 for their Invisalign treatment, which is on the low end of the average price of traditional braces. Having said that, Invisalign is usually completed more quickly, which can impact the payment schedule and budget for some patients.
Fitting Invisalign Into Your Budget
More and more in recent years, insurance companies have been providing partial coverage for orthodontic treatment. And now, when a plan does offer coverage for braces, that usually includes Invisalign. As a dentist in Melbourne, our team is happy to help you look at your plan and maximize your benefits. If you don’t have insurance or your plan doesn’t include orthodontics, we also work with CareCredit, a third-party financer who offers low and no-interest monthly payments for qualified patients.
Our dedicated team genuinely looks forward to serving your every oral healthcare need. Send us an email or call today for a free consultation, and discover the difference our patient-centric approach can make in your next dental experience.