What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system consists of a series of clear aligners that you would typically change every 2 weeks. Each set of removable, custom-made clear aligners will gradually adjust your teeth.
The ability to remove your clear aligners to eat, drink, and brush your teeth is one of the benefits of Invisalign. Clear aligners can help with a variety of orthodontic issues, including misalignment, bite problems, and crowding. This popular treatment option is also popular among adults and teenagers due to its discreet appearance and adaptability to their lifestyles.
Who is an ideal candidate for clear aligners?
In recent years, many more adults have been seeking orthodontic treatment in an effort to achieve straighter teeth and a healthier smile. The appearance and efficiency of clear aligners may be one reason for the increase.
As for who is an ideal candidate for clear aligners, almost any adult who has an issue with the alignment of their teeth may ask their dentist about this treatment option. The dentist can then examine you to determine whether clear aligners would help resolve your issue.
A few specific issues Overbite, crossbite, open bite, spaces and gaps between teeth, and crowding can all be improved with clear aligners.
Factors Affecting Invisalign Costs
Here are the financial factors that contribute to the total amount you might pay for Invisalign:
- Your oral health needs and how much work needs to be completed
- Any coverage your insurance plan can provide
- Your location and average prices for this type of orthodontic treatment in your city
- The dentist’s time for his or her work
The average cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of braces. The only way to determine the cost of your personalized treatment plan is to speak with your dentist about your specific situation.
Along with your oral health and the extent of the work required, your specific jaw shape and misalignment issues will help dictate your treatment plan, how many aligners you’ll need and the duration of the process, and therefore the cost of your treatment.
Paying for Invisalign
If cost is a major factor for you, you should talk to your dentist about payment options. Following your initial consultation, you will have an estimate of the total cost and can decide whether or not to proceed.
Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign, just like regular braces, but check with your insurance company first to determine the extent of your coverage.
If you're thinking of treating your dental health issues with an orthodontic option such as Invisalign, financial considerations will likely help you make your decision. Fortunately, depending on your oral health requirements, Invisalign may make sense for you.