A Smile for All Seasons
Improving the way you feel about yourself can start with your greatest asset: your smile. Humanity has done many things in the name of smiling (think: Mona Lisa painstakingly posing for Da Vinci). Understandably, some people will spend much just to have their crooked teeth straightened (and smile better) using advanced procedures. An example is Invisalign treatment, the cost of which is often more than that of the traditional solution.
The Case of the Vanishing Brace
Today, there are so-called incognito braces that can straighten teeth without visible metal braces. One well-known invisible aligner is Invisalign, an alternative to metal braces. The cost of the procedure (3D imaging and unique materials for the production of the clear aligners), coupled with the customised fitting of the aligners make Invisalign just a bit more costly compared to regular braces.
The Cost of Invisalign
Invisalign costs vary depending on how complicated the teeth straightening process will be. The longer you need to wear the aligners, the more costly it will be since you will pay for every aligner tray you will use.
The good news is that over 90,000 dentists and orthodontists worldwide have trained to utilise the Invisalign system, making the cost comparable to traditional fixed braces. Experts place the cost between £2,500 and £5,500. The fee is less for minor teeth movement, which starts at £1,500.
Your dental insurance plan may also cover part of the procedure by as much as £2,500. Contact your provider to determine how your insurance policy will cover this treatment.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Take note, though, that not all orthodontic patients qualify for Invisalign. There may be some conditions where further assessment will be necessary before beginning treatment. These include the presence of crowns or bridges or a temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Find out if Invisalign is right for you (treatment and budget-wise) by visiting your trusted orthodontist.