How much does Invisalign cost? Actually, Invisalign is similarly priced to traditional braces. However, the cost depends on numerous factors: the individual patient’s needs, the difficultly of the case, the expected treatment time, and insurance coverage. Also, an important factor when looking at Invisalign prices is the geographic location of the dentist’s practice. For instance, the costs of running a dental office in New York City would obviously require higher fees than a rural community.
Factoring in all the different considerations, the price range is generally between $3,500 and $8,000 according to Invisalign, with a national average of $5,000. In most dental practices, the entire fee is not required at the beginning of treatment. Instead, a payment plan is developed that typically involves an initial payment followed by monthly payments.
Also, prices may be different even within a particular community. In dentistry, like everything in life, quality varies. Some dentists have more experience and training in Invisalign. Some only use the most researched and highest quality dental materials. Some have an artistic eye and touch. Thus, the price of dental work, including Invisalign, can range widely. Thus, you should talk to friends, relatives and neighbors for recommendations to find the Invisalign provider that is best for you.
My view on how Invisalign® has changed dentistry:
Invisalign is certainly one of the greatest dental inventions since I began practicing over twenty-five years ago. Adults that were previously reluctant or embarrassed to have braces are now embracing Invisalign. Best of all, they truly enjoy the Invisalign process. They love watching their teeth gradually move, aligning into a beautiful smile. As a cosmetic dentist, I could not ask for anything better. When combining teeth whitening, veneers and implants with Invisalign, any Smile Makeover is becoming possible. If you have any questions about Invisalign or cosmetic dentistry, please feel free to contact us.