Many of our patients are interested in Invisalign treatment, particularly adults who want to improve the appearance of their smile, but don’t want to have to wear traditional braces. Invisalign is a more comfortable, discreet, and convenient alternative to metal braces that uses a system of clear plastic aligners to gently reposition your teeth into proper alignment.
Are you considering Invisalign? Below, we answer some of the most common questions patients have about the cost involved.
What does Invisalign cost in Groton, CT?
The cost of Invisalign typically ranges between $3,000 and $7,000. Your exact price will depend upon the length of your treatment and how many aligners you need. If you only have minor misalignments, you’ll need fewer aligners than a patient who requires significant corrections to their bite.
During your consultation with us, we will determine how many aligners are needed for your treatment and then provide you with an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs.
Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?
Invisalign can be cheaper than braces, depending on your circumstances and the type of braces you’re considering. Compared to ceramic braces (also known as clear braces) or lingual braces, which are applied to the backs of the teeth, Invisalign is less expensive. When comparing the cost of Invisalign to metal braces, Invisalign is usually slightly more, but the price is often comparable.
How much does Invisalign cost with insurance?
Dental insurance plans vary from one provider to the next, so it’s important to contact your insurance company to verify exactly how much they will cover. Our team is also happy to review your benefits with you to help you understand your out-of-pocket costs.
If your dental insurance plan covers orthodontic treatment, it’s likely that it will cover the cost of Invisalign. It’s common for insurers to pay for Invisalign up to the cost of traditional metal braces; you’re then responsible for paying the difference.
Is Invisalign worth getting?
Yes, patients who get Invisalign are happy with their results and also the process—they never have to feel self-conscious about their smiles or stop eating certain foods because they’re wearing braces. With Invisalign, you can achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted without the hassle of braces. Even more importantly, you’ll have improved oral health when your bite and crowding are corrected.
Is there a cheaper alternative to Invisalign?
You may have seen at-home or DIY aligner therapy systems advertised online and while they may be more affordable, they’re no substitute for Invisalign. Although Invisalign makes orthodontic treatment look easy, there’s a lot involved in your treatment planning and in-person oversight from a dentist is a must. You can suffer permanent damage to your teeth and gums if orthodontic treatment is done incorrectly.