How Much Does Invisalign Cost? Is The Treatment Worth It?

If you want a straighter smile without traditional braces, Invisalign might be a better option for you. At The Orthodontic Place, we offer our Adelaide clients Invisalign as an alternative to conventional teeth-straightening methods.

Invisalign aligners are also referred to as invisible braces due to the subtlety of their appearance. But how much will you be paying for Invisalign orthodontic treatment, and will it be a worthwhile expense?

What is Invisalign Dental Technology?

Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to traditional metal braces. These aligners are made from medical-grade specially-designed thermoplastic free from BPA (bisphenol A – which may have detrimental health effects).

Invisalign is almost invisible, so few people will realise you’re wearing them. Also, you can remove Invisalign teeth straighteners wherever you please, although it’s recommended they remain on for 22 hours a day.

What is the Process of Fitting Invisalign?

The process begins with wearing each new set of Invisalign clear aligners for around a week and only removing them to clean and floss your teeth and to eat and drink. With each aligner replaced, your teeth will gradually move week by week until they are in the prescribed straightened position. You’ll visit your orthodontist about once every 12 twelve weeks to check on your Invisalign progress.

Every Invisalign aligner is tailor-made to perfectly fit your mouth and teeth using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology. Unlike traditional braces worn 24/7 for about two years, your Invisalign aligners are worn for about 22 hours/ day. Invisalign aligners are a hugely popular teeth straightening method, but the next issue is how much do they cost?

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Most clients want to know if Invisalign braces are more costly than traditional ones. The answer depends on many factors, but Invisalign braces are usually more expensive than traditional braces. While you might pay between $4,000 and $7,500 for  regular braces, Invisalign may cost $5,000 to $9,000.

The reasons for the extra cost may include:

  • How many aligners needed
  • How much alignment is required for straighter teeth
  • How many adjustments you will need
  • How much is covered by your private health insurance

Does Private Health Insurance Usually Cover Invisalign?

If you have cover for Orthodontic treatment with your Private Health Insurance, then you will be able to claim for Invisalign.

Be aware that coverage for orthodontics does differ between the different health insurance providers.

Is Invisalign worth the money?

While teeth straightening methods using metal, ceramic, and lingual braces work very well, Invisalign proves popular and effective. If you don’t want to spend years picking food out of your conventional braces, then Invisalign treatments are very much worth the money and consideration.

Can I Eat Anything I Want With Invisalign?

There are foods your orthodontist will recommend that you avoid if you have metal braces. But with Invisalign, you can eat what you want and remove the aligners to clean and floss your teeth afterwards. If you’re attending an important event and prefer not to wear your Invisalign, you can leave the aligner off for a couple of hours.

Are Invisalign aligners Comfortable?

Invisalign users generally find their aligners comfortable since the force the brace applies to their teeth is more gentle yet just as effective as traditional teeth-straightening options.

Another advantage reported to us by our Invisalign clients is how easy they can clean and floss their teeth. And with new aligners changed every week, mouth hygiene is a big plus.

Does The Orthodontic Place Use Invisalign Payment Plans?

As your Invisalign Platinum provider,  The Orthodontic Place can ensure you make the best choice for yourself and your smile. During your first visit,  you will no doubt ask, “What does Invisalign cost?” Be assured we can discuss Invisalign treatment costs and your possible payment plan options to help you gain the smile you want, so contact us today for all your orthodontic treatments.

Our office accepts payments by cash, cheque, Visa and MasterCard credit cards. To find out more about Invisalign, contact The Orthodontic Place today on 08 8362 6000 Mobile: 0411 748 146 [email protected].