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How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Ok, let’s talk about money…

No one really likes to talk about it, but for many it’s the deciding factor on whether they start Invisalign treatment or not.

Orthodontists are a lot like you. We have families, budgets, expenses, and financial concerns of our own. We know that budgets, like rubber bands, only stretch so far.

Like most medical and dental procedures, quality Invisalign treatment isn’t “cheap”...

But, with the advice provided in this chapter, you can learn how you can comfortably afford Invisalign treatment for you or your child.

What Is a Reasonable Cost for Invisalign?

The cost of a treatment program with Invisalign varies greatly. It can range from $1500 to $6000. Most often, however, it falls somewhere in the middle.

When you adjust for inflation, Invisalign actually costs less than braces did decades ago.

Plus, if you consider the health problems you’re preventing, you’ll see that Invisalign treatment can be one of the best investments you can make.

Consider the following…

  • Cosmetic dental work that is necessary due to a bad bite can cost anywhere from $5000 - $10,000.
  • Treatment of gum disease caused by crowded, hard to clean teeth might require $1000+ each year to treat.
  • An unhealthy bite can cause jaw pain, requiring TMJ splint therapy or migraine headache drugs that can cost thousands of dollars a year.

The cost of not correcting your tooth and bite problems may end up costing you 10X the one-time investment of Invisalign treatment.

When you consider the cost of Invisalign, here is everything you’re actually getting for that price:

  • All in-office appointments that are required
  • The Invisalign aligners plus any additional appliances
  • Retainers after your Invisalign treatment is complete
  • And in our office, certain guarantees (like our lifetime guarantee)

Invisalign is More Affordable Than You Think

We know from experience just how surprisingly affordable Invisalign ends up being for most families.

Most patients who expected the cost of Invisalign to stretch their budget to its limits are pleasantly surprised to learn just how much of a value they are getting.

With the interest-free payment plans available in our office, your monthly payment could be as low as $97 per month.

While it’s never ideal to add another monthly expense to your budget, most people spend more money each month on things less important to their health and wellness, like…

  • Streaming entertainment such as movies, and music
  • Tickets to movies or a sports game (plus the large popcorn and soda)
  • Regular trips to the spa or nail salon
  • Daily coffee runs

By cutting out or reducing even one of the expenses listed above, you would likely free up the funds necessary for Invisalign treatment.

Most can look at their monthly credit card statement, eliminate a few frivolous expenses, and free up the necessary funds for Invisalign without dramatically changing their lifestyle.

Once the Invisalign treatment is paid off, you can go back to doing those things while having the peace of mind that your teeth will look and feel great for life!

The truth is, many will spend more on Starbucks runs this month than would be required to pay for Invisalign treatment.

By cutting out a few hours of entertainment and a little bit of caffeine (for just a little while) you can invest in your health, your self-confidence, and your quality of life! 

Health Spending Accounts (HSA) / Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)

There are some money-saving practices you may or may not be practicing right now that will let you pay off your Invisalign treatment sooner or even in one payment!

Depending on your employer, you may be getting a significant contribution towards health care treatments (like Invisalign) every pay period.

If you have an HSA with money accumulated you can absolutely apply this money towards your Invisalign treatment. If you don’t have an HSA or are unsure of how to start one, you can find information online at www.healthcare.gov.

HSA and FSA account can be used to cover the cost of braces

Some employers allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars in an FSA. These funds can be used to pay for medical procedures such as Invisalign treatment.

In many workplaces, employers will match FSA contributions!

Check with your employer to find out if an FSA is available through your workplace.

Insurance

When it comes to insurance, there are so many different types that it’s difficult to speak to them all…

But in general, insurance policies (with orthodontic coverage) will cover “some” of the cost of Invisalign.  (Most insurances will cover up to $1000 – $1500 of the treatment costs.)

If you already have insurance through your employer or through a spouse’s employer, it will likely pay for a portion of the cost of Invisalign.

If you don’t currently have insurance, or if you’re required to pay extra premiums for orthodontic coverage, orthodontic insurance may not be worth it.

When you do the math, it may not make sense to pay the extra insurance premiums…

…you might actually save money using an in-house financing option, like ours, instead.

Most Invisalign patients at our practice don’t have orthodontic insurance. Believe it or not, this isn’t really a problem at all…

We always find ways to make Invisalign treatment affordable without insurance.

At your initial Invisalign consultation, our team will personally look at your insurance plan and discuss all your options and make sure we find a plan that works best for you.

In-House Financing

Many of our patients choose to take advantage of our in-house financing and payment plans to cover the cost of Invisalign.

With our interest-free financing you don’t need a credit check and you won’t have to fill out extra paperwork.

Premier Orthodontics offers zero-down payment plans

With plans starting at $97 per month, we make sure that the cost of Invisalign can comfortable fit into nearly any budget.

There’s no doubt about it; Invisalign treatment isn’t cheap…

But by closely examining your monthly expenses…

…and by taking advantage of our interest-free payment plans…

…nearly anyone can comfortably afford the cost of Invisalign.

Now that we have the cost of Invisalign out of the way, let’s discuss the pros and cons of Invisalign treatment.

Click below to continue reading in Chapter 7.

Schedule a Free Invisalign Consultation For You or Your Child

You can schedule a 100% free consultation for Invisalign you or your child with Premier Orthodontics to find out if Invisalign is the best choice for you.

An initial exam and Invisalign consultation is 95% about getting your major questions and concerns answered directly from a professional, like:

  Will Invisalign work for me?
  What costs should I expect?
  How long will the treatment take?
  And any other questions you may have.
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