Try Invisalign® Clear Aligners Instead of Metal Braces

Invisalign® utilizes plastic aligners that can help you to achieve a straight, beautiful smile in as little as just one year. Given that it relies upon more advanced techniques and state of the art cosmetic dentistry technology to provide you with a brilliant smile, it may come as a surprise to learn that Invisalign® costs about the same as traditional metal braces. With a myriad of advantages and affordable payment plans, the best solution for your cosmetic dentistry issues is Invisalign®.

What is the typical cost of Invisalign® clear aligners?

The price for clear aligners ranges from about $3,500 to $8,000, depending upon your specific alignment problems. The average Invisalign® cost paid by patients is approximately $5,000. For patients who do not require extensive alignment work, the cost can be as little as $2,000. Patients who need less than 5 aligners to complete the Invisalign® process may pay even less. In order to determine how much your clear aligner treatment will cost it’s best to speak with our dentist. They will be able to assess your issues and estimated length of treatment.

 

Trying on Invisalign® clear alignersWill my insurance or flexible spending account cover Invisalign® Cost?

You will need to contact your insurance provider to determine whether or not they will cover your Invisalign® treatments. About one-fourth of patients are compensated by their insurance providers for at least a portion of their clear aligner treatments. Invisalign® cost is comparable to braces (which are typically covered). Most flexible spending accounts will reimburse you for Invisalign® as well. They fall under the category of orthodontic care. It’s wise to speak with the person in charge of FSA at your place of employment in advance, just to be sure that Invisalign® will be covered. If you determine that neither your insurance or flexible spending account will cover your clear aligner treatments, then you may want to speak with your dentist. Spread payments out over time using affordable payment plans.


Is Invisalign® really worth the investment?

Anything that you can do to improve your smile is a worthwhile investment. Your smile is Invisalign® 2016 preferred provider badgea vital asset that can help you to achieve your goals in a variety of ways. Misaligned teeth can keep you from looking and feeling you’re very best. Given that the costs for Invisalign® are minimal compared to its benefits, Invisalign® is one of the most sound investments you could ever hope to make. If you are still unsure about whether Invisalign® is the right alternative for you or if its costs can fit into your budget, speak with your dentist to weigh your options and discuss the payment plans that are available to you. After all, a gorgeous smile is priceless, so why not invest a little in your cosmetic dentistry and oral health.

How does Invisalign® work?

The Invisalign® process begins with a thorough examination by one of our well-trained and knowledgeable Invisalign® dentists. Our exam starts with taking photos, x-rays, and impressions of your teeth. We will develop a unique treatment plan using modern 3d technology. This will allow both you and your dentist to see the shift in your teeth over time, giving you a preview of how your smile will change through each stage of the process.

Invisalign’s many advantagesInvisalign® clear aligner model

Treatment with Invisalign® has many benefits when compared to traditional braces. Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires to gradually shift your teeth into the proper position. This means that in addition to being far more comfortable than regular braces, they have the advantage of being virtually invisible. Removing clear aligners when you eat is a benefit since they are not permanently affixed to your teeth. This allows you to continue eating the foods that you love. Treatment with Invisalign® generally only takes around 12 months. Visits to our office are every six weeks for checkups and maintenance. Because the aligners are removable, they allow you to continue brushing and flossing normally. This makes them more hygienic than traditional braces as well.

demonstrating-invisalign-alignersAre you a good candidate for Invisalign®?

Many patients are excellent candidates for treatment with clear aligners. If you are an adult who has bite issues such as underbite, crossbite, or overbite, crowded teeth, or unusually spaced teeth, you are definitely a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign®. Even if you have other dental issues, Invisalign may be able to help. Please give us a call or visit Advanced Dental Care of Austin today at (512) 331-1477 to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if clear aligners are the right choice for you.

How much does Invisalign® cost?

Although Invisalign® uses advanced technology in order to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, it costs around the same as treatment with more traditional metal braces. Treatment generally costs between $3,500 and $8,000 depending on your specific dental issues and the number of aligners it will take to move your teeth into the proper position. Most patients pay an average of $5,000. If your alignment issues are very slight you may end up paying less than $2,000 in some cases. Dental plans or workplace-provided flexible spending accounts may qualify for Invisalign treatments. You will need to contact your insurance provider to be sure.

Is Invisalign® worth it?

How much is confidence in your appearance worth to you? Most patients find that the improvement they notice in their smile is well worth the cost; they feel more confident in their smile, which can affect their reactions and relationships both personally and professionally. If you have concerns or are still unsure as to whether treatment with clear aligners is the right choice for you, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation appointment. We can help answer any questions you may have as well as address any lingering concerns. Remember: an investment in your oral and dental health is an investment in your overall health and well-being as well.

Invisalign® Teen

If you’ve been told that your teenager needs braces, you probably already know that most teens aren’t thrilled with the prospect of wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign® Teen is an excellent way to ensure that your child can have the straight, well-aligned smile that they deserve. After all, who wants to wear clunky, uncomfortable dental appliances?

How is Invisalign® different from traditional braces?

Traditional metal braces use permanently affixed metal wires and brackets. Proper alignment starts by tightening wires until teeth gradually move. Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners made from BPA free plastic to do the same thing. Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible. This makes them far more aesthetically pleasing (not to mention less embarrassing) choice for your teenager.

What are Invisalign® Teen’s benefits?

Although metal braces are applied as carefully as possible, they can sometimes damage the soft tissue in your child’s mouth. They can be accidentally bumped while participating in sports or other activities. Because they are made from softer plastic, this is not a concern with clear aligners. Additionally, clear aligners are not permanently affixed to your child’s teeth. They can be removed while your teenager eats and drinks. This also means that they can continue to brush and floss their teeth normally. This improves their oral hygiene over traditional braces. The biggest advantage, is that clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn. With the adjustment process, clear aligners boost your teenager’s self-confidence

If you would like to know more about clear aligners or to find out if your teenager would be a good candidate for treatment with this style of orthodontics, call our office today at (512) 331-1477.  Use this contact us link to schedule a consultation. We look forward to talking with both of you, and to helping your teenager achieve their ideal smile with confidence.