How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Ok, let’s talk about cost…
No one really likes to talk about it. But for a lot of people it’s a major factor when deciding to start Invisalign or not.
Orthodontists are a lot like you. We have families, budgets, expenses, and financial concerns. And we know that budgets only stretch so far.
Like most medical and dental procedures, quality Invisalign isn’t “cheap”...
But, keep reading to learn how you can comfortably afford Invisalign treatment for you or your child.
What Is a Reasonable Cost for Invisalign Treatment?
The cost of Invisalign varies greatly. It can range from $1500 to $6000. Most often, however, it falls somewhere in the middle. To find the the cost of Invisalign at Premier Orthodontics, click here.
When you adjust for inflation, Invisalign actually costs less than braces did decades ago.
And if you consider the health problems Invisalign can prevent, you’ll see that Invisalign treatment can be and excellent investment.
Consider the following…
- A bad bite can can lead to future cosmetic dental work that may cost more than Invisalign.
- Treatment of gum disease caused by crowding may 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 tooth and bite problems may end up costing 10x more than the one-time investment of Invisalign.
When you consider the cost of Invisalign, here is everything you’re actually getting with Premier Orthodontics:
Invisalign is More Affordable Than You Think
We know from experience just how surprisingly affordable Invisalign treatment can be.
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.
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 people can look at their monthly credit card statement to find a few frivolous expenses, and make room 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 people will spend more on Starbucks 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.
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.
When it comes to orthodontic insurance, there are so many different types that it’s difficult to speak to them all…
But in general, dental 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 an insurance plan 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 that covers Invisalign treatment. 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.
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.
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.
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Schedule a Free Invisalign Consultation For You or Your Child
You can schedule a 100% free consultation for Invisalign at one of our six convenient locations 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: