How Much Does Invisalign Cost? By drparr on July 29, 2021

close up of woman placing clear aligner in her mouthInvisalign® clear aligners address orthodontic issues like gapped teeth, crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and overcrowding. The cost of Invisalign clear aligner therapy typically ranges between $3,000 and $8,000. A more precise estimate is difficult to provide because every patient has unique needs, and so many other factors contribute to the Invisalign cost

If you have one or more of these issues, our team at The Smile Center in Virginia Beach, VA, can help! Our experienced team proudly offers Invisalign to patients who dislike the idea of traditional metal braces, but still want to achieve perfectly aligned teeth. 

Want to know more about what you’re paying for? Here are five factors that contribute to Invisalign cost: 

1. Length of Treatment

How long your clear aligner treatment lasts depends on two factors: the severity of your misalignment and your compliance with the treatment. Most treatment timelines range between 12 and 18 months. However, neglecting to wear the aligners as recommended (for at least 20 hours per day) will prolong your treatment timeline and increase the overall costs of your orthodontic treatment.

2. Retainer

Patients always need a retainer to ensure that their results last. Without wearing a retainer, the teeth will slowly drift back into their previous positions. The cost of a retainer isn’t included in the original price of treatment, so patients should expect to pay more for the added cost of the retainer. 

3. Additional Treatments

Some patients require additional dental treatment before or after their Invisalign treatment in order to achieve their desired results. If you need preparatory treatments such as tooth extractions before starting orthodontic treatment, this will add to the Invisalign cost. If you need to whiten your teeth after Invisalign treatment or undergo any other cosmetic procedure, this will also add to the cost of your treatment.

4. Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage for Invisalign clear orthodontics is very common. Many insurance companies provide at least some coverage, and our office is happy to work with several insurance providers to get you the most coverage possible. 

For the remaining balance, we’re happy to discuss other financing options to make your Invisalign treatment possible.

Cost of Invisalign vs. Braces

Many patients who are interested in Invisalign do not think they can afford it. However, patients at our Virginia Beach, VA, office are often surprised to find that the cost of Invisalign is typically the same as the cost of traditional braces. Like braces, most Invisalign treatments are covered by insurance.

Contact Us to Learn More about Invisalign Costs

If you are interested in Invisalign and want to receive a quote for treatment, contact our Virginia Beach, VA, dental team today at (757) 473-8482 or message us online to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced Invisalign dentists.

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The Smile Center

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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