While metal braces were once the only solution available for straightening teeth, these days there are plenty of options to choose from—and Invisalign is one of the most popular! Clear aligners are comfortable, convenient, and best of all, no one will even know you’re wearing them because they’re virtually invisible. Most patients assume that with all of these benefits, Invisalign must cost a lot more than braces, but you might be surprised to find out that the price of Invisalign is comparable to that of braces.
What does Invisalign cost in Huntersville, NC?
Invisalign costs between $4500 and $5500 in Huntersville. When you come to our office for a consultation, your dentist will be able to estimate how long your treatment will take and how many sets of aligners you’ll need; with this information, we can determine the exact cost of Invisalign for your orthodontic case.
Is Invisalign more expensive than braces?
The price of Invisalign is usually similar to the price of metal braces—sometimes it’s slightly more, while other times it’s slightly less. Generally speaking, the difference in cost is so negligible that it doesn’t factor heavily into a patient’s decision; instead, they choose the orthodontic treatment that best fits their lifestyle and preferences. If you’re comparing Invisalign to clear (ceramic) braces or lingual braces, Invisalign aligners are less expensive.
Does insurance pay for Invisalign?
While insurance plans vary, it’s common for them to cover Invisalign up to the price of traditional metal braces. We can help you understand your dental insurance plan’s benefits when you visit us for a consultation.
Is Invisalign worth the money?
Invisalign is a worthwhile investment—not only will it improve the appearance of your smile, but it will also improve your oral health! Teeth that are straight are easier to keep clean and less prone to damage and abnormal wear. Most of our patients also find that Invisalign is worth it because it makes the process of straightening your teeth more comfortable and convenient than traditional metal braces. You’ll be able to continue to eat your favorite foods and you won’t have to feel self-conscious about your smile during your orthodontic treatment.
Is there a cheaper alternative to Invisalign?
While there are lower-cost alternatives to Invisalign that send aligners through the mail, we don’t recommend these systems. Orthodontic treatment requires in-person monitoring from a qualified dentist. When aligner therapy isn’t done properly, it can cause serious dental and periodontal issues like root resorption and gum recession. You get what you pay for, and with Invisalign, you’re getting a proven orthodontic system and oversight from your dentist to ensure that your teeth move exactly as they should!
How can I pay for Invisalign?
If you can't afford to pay for your Invisalign treatment out-of-pocket, you can use funds from a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA). Qualified patients can also pay for Invisalign with monthly payments through CareCredit.