What is the Cost of Invisalign®?
Making the choice to begin orthodontic treatment is no small decision. If you are considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, it is important to understand the cost factors. At Smile Orthodontics, we strive to make orthodontic treatment affordable for everyone. We also want all of our patients to feel confident about their treatment. So, what is the cost of Invisalign? The short answer is, it depends. Today, we will explore several factors that can contribute to the bottom line.
Traditional Braces vs Invisalign: Which Option Costs More?
The primary factor regarding the cost of Invisalign is the complexity of your case. For example, if your teeth are only slightly misaligned, treatment will not take as long. Therefore, fewer trays will be necessary. Someone with more moderate orthodontic issues can expect treatment to last longer and require more aligner trays. During your initial consultation, we should be able to give you a cost estimate for your specific treatment plan. In many cases, Invisalign cost is comparable to that of traditional metal braces.
Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?
There is a possibility that your Invisalign treatment will be partially covered by your dental insurance. Our practice is a preferred provider for Anthem, Cigna, Connection Dental, DeltaCare, all Delta Dentals, DenteMax, Guardian, GEHA, Humana, MetLife, United Concordia and United Healthcare. Every plan is unique, however, and coverage will be dependent on your specific policy. When you arrive for your first consultation, bring your insurance card and any necessary information along with you. Our financial team can check your benefits and determine your coverage eligibility.
If your insurance policy does not cover Invisalign treatment, do not lose hope! Many of them do not. That is why we offer a number of payment options and discounts. We are committed to helping our patients find a payment plan that will fit their budget.
Payment Options at Smile Orthodontics
At our practice, we adhere to a simple rule: Treat others the way we would want to be treated. That is why we do everything in our power to make this experience pleasant and comfortable for you. We understand that budgeting for orthodontic treatment can be an overwhelming task. That is why we are here for you every step of the way. At Smile Orthodontics, we offer interest-free financing through OrthoBanc in addition to in-house payment plans. We also accept all major credit cards.
An Investment in Your Oral Health
Straightening your teeth can certainly improve your self-confidence. With a beautiful and balanced smile, you will look and feel your best. More importantly than that, however, orthodontic treatment improves your oral health. When your teeth are in proper alignment, you lower your risk for problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Investing in your smile now can save you a substantial amount of worry, stress, and money in the future.
Things to Consider
While Invisalign is an incredible option for many patients, it is not for everyone. If you have severe misalignment or a complex treatment case, traditional orthodontics may offer the most optimal results. At Smile Orthodontics, we value comprehensive treatment that addresses health and function as well as aesthetics. Therefore, it is important to discuss all options with your doctor so you can choose a plan that will achieve and maintain oral health for years to come.
Contact Us for More Information
To learn more about the cost of Invisalign, reach out to us. Our team of financial experts can help you develop a payment plan that will suit your needs and budget. You can call us at one of our Suffolk, VA locations, or contact us online anytime.