Have you decided you need braces but do not want the wires and brackets in your mouth? Maybe you do not want to give up eating foods from using traditional braces, but now you need to make sure that getting Invisalign treatment is worth the cost. You may also be interested in learning more about alternatives to traditional braces, so here is a breakdown of what you can expect if you choose to go with Invisalign.
Some people think that the cost of Invisalign treatment is less compared to traditional braces. Unfortunately, that is not exactly true. Invisalign treatments can cost anywhere between $3,000 to $7,000, depending on your specific needs. Traditional braces range from about $3,000 to $10,000 for the same reasons Invisalign treatment costs vary.
As you can see, the pricing is not that different between traditional braces and Invisalign for the average patient. When you are ready to make the jump, you will want to discuss your options with your dentist or orthodontist to see which one better fits your financial situation. Insurance coverage can vary, too, and some companies do not cover Invisalign at all.
On the plus side, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. No one will notice you are even wearing them every single day. You can also take them off to eat, which means you do not have to change your diet. If you want popcorn or chewy caramel, you’re welcome to have some if you remember to take your aligners off.
The overall treatment time for Invisalign is also typically shorter than using traditional braces. You still must go in to see your dentist or orthodontist regularly, but you will not need to make as many visits because the adjustment period is considerably less.
Comfort is a huge deal with Invisalign because they are much easier to wear and more comfortable than metal braces. As a bonus, the aligners can treat mild to severe issues, so there is no reason you cannot use them unless your dentist or orthodontist tells you otherwise.
Compared to other clear aligners, Invisalign is more expensive. The quality is made to be more durable, but it will cost you a little more. Additionally, you may have to deal with other costs associated with the dentist. There are no set fees, so prices can vary between providers and change depending on your progress.
You also need to stay away from anything but water if you want to drink things while you have them on. If you consume sugary or acidic drinks, you will need to brush and rinse after drinking. Leaving in the aligners while drinking can keep those liquids in contact with your teeth as they seep between the aligner wall, resulting in stains or cavities.
If you would like to learn more or book an Invisalign consultation with Gorgeous Smile: Ahmed Salim, DDS, in Arlington, Virginia, give us a call at 571-380-7800.