Invisalign, the clear, removable alternative to traditional braces has revolutionized orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned teeth, and bite problems. With millions of Americans opting for the discreet, convenient alternative to brackets and wires, Invisalign is only growing in popularity. In addition to offering a far more subtle alternative to braces, Invisalign is popular because it is affordable. Even without insurance, Invisalign typically costs less than $7000. For those only needing minor corrections, the cost of Invisalign may only be a few thousand dollars. Read on for everything to know about Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
Paying for Invisalign: What to Know
If your dental insurance provides coverage for orthodontic treatment, the coverage typically applies to traditional braces or Invisalign treatment. However, before committing to orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, it is always wise to confirm your specific coverage with your insurer.
Your orthodontist should submit claims for your treatment on your behalf, but be sure that you understand that you will be financially responsible for any coverages they deny. To that end, be sure to inquire about the total fees for Invisalign treatment. Your orthodontist should be completely transparent with all costs and fees so that you don’t receive surprise bills.
If you do not have insurance, Invisalign can still be affordable. Most orthodontists accept credit card payments. Others offer in-house zero percent financing. If you have a Health Savings Account through your job, orthodontic treatment can often be paid for with funds in your HSA.
Getting Started With Invisalign
If you’re ready to correct imperfections in your smile with Invisalign, or if your teen needs orthodontic treatment, schedule a consultation with your orthodontist about your options. Invisalign continues to prove incredibly effective at treating even severe alignment or bite issues, thanks to the use of attachments, also known as buttons. (The early iterations of Invisalign did not include the use of buttons to apply the additional pressure necessary to correct more severe bite and alignment issues). Today, Invisalign excels in correcting even severe alignment problems and bite issues such as an open bite, crossbite, underbite, and overbite.
Your orthodontist will examine your teeth, jaw, and bite before recommending the best treatment, or providing all possible treatments. In many cases, you will have a choice between traditional braces or Invisalign. Then it will be up to you to decide which treatment you prefer.
Invisalign has many benefits when compared to traditional braces. Most people find them far more comfortable than braces. Most people like that the alignment trays are nearly invisible. Nearly all patients find that being able to eat whatever they want, because the aligners are removable, is a huge benefit.
Orthodontists love Invisalign because it allows for better oral hygiene. With Invisalign, patients can brush the entire surface of the tooth, rather than only brushing around brackets. You can also floss without using special tools to clean between all teeth. Invisalign can also prevent the staining of teeth surrounding the brackets. Overall, this can lead to better oral health, with a reduced risk of developing cavities and gum disease.
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation in Andover, MA
When you’re ready to take the first steps towards improving your oral health by aligning your teeth, and correcting bite issues, Andover Orthodontics is here to help. Dr. Anthony Broccoli has provided Andover and surrounding communities with the best orthodontic care available for decades. At Andover Orthodontics, Dr. Broccoli provides comprehensive orthodontic care to children, teens, and adults. Contact us today at 978-475-0450 or request an appointment online.