In many ways, a straight and beautiful is priceless. A boost in confidence, improved chewing, less tooth decay… sometimes even better sleep! But even with these amazing benefits to look forward to, it’s understandable that the cost of getting your dream smile is one of the first things you think about when deciding on treatment.
If you’re interested in a clear aligner like Invisalign® to straighten your smile, you might be wondering right off the bat, “How much does Invisalign cost?” It’s a fair question. And simply put, the answer is, “It depends!”
The truth is, everyone’s Invisalign price is different — there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to this clear aligner. Your Invisalign cost is as unique as your orthodontic needs and is based on several factors. To help clarify, the team at Davis Orthodontics wants to talk about these pricing considerations so you can make the most informed decision possible.
The Complexity of Your Issues
Fun fact, as of September 2022, 14 million smiles have been transformed with Invisalign since it came on the scene 25 years ago. So it’s fair to say that Invisalign is the most proven clear aligner system available. And in the hands of expert Invisalign providers like Dr. Buddy, Dr. Sarah, Dr. Alise, and Dr. Rachel, even complex cases can result in amazing outcomes.
Typically, the less severe your case, the fewer aligner sets you’ll need and the lower your Invisalign treatment cost. For example, if you had only a few crowding teeth, your Invisalign price would most likely be less than if you had an overbite plus missing and crooked teeth.
Where You’re Located
Like the price of homes, groceries, and general cost of living, the answer to, “How much does Invisalign cost?” partially depends on where your Invisalign provider is located.
What’s Covered By Your Dental Insurance
Does dental insurance cover Invisalign? Sometimes it does. Depending on the dental insurance in your healthcare package, you may have some coverage for orthodontics. Every insurance plan is different, so check with your insurance provider or feel free to ask our financial coordinator at Davis Orthodontics for help.
Pro tip: Most basic insurance plans don’t cover orthodontics for patients over 18 years old, so if you’re thinking of getting adult Invisalign, upgrading your plan might be beneficial.
Whether You Have HSA/FSA Funds For Your Invisalign
If you have an FSA through work, you can use those funds towards your Invisalign cost. Remember that FSA funds expire at the end of the year so it’s a good idea to allocate FSA funds for your Invisalign before the money disappears!
As for HSA funds, you can definitely use them for orthodontics. Use your HSA money for Invisalign whenever you need: there’s no worry the money will expire since the funds in your HSA are purely your contributions.
Whether you want to use your FSA or HSA funds (or both!) to reduce your out-of-pocket Invisalign cost, we’re happy to help you figure out the details.
The Bottom Line
So, is Invisalign really worth it? Invisalign can fix a variety of orthodontic issues much like braces can, but with the added perks of being nearly invisible, typically more comfortable, and worn with less interruption to your daily routines and habits. So when you weigh Invisalign’s outcomes and wearing experience against braces (or not straightening your teeth at all, oh no!), the cost is well worth it.
Factor in your experience at Davis Orthodontics — our expertise, our compassionate approach, and our use of cutting-edge technology — and you’re getting quite a package. On top of that, we aim for affordable Invisalign and braces with flexible, interest-free payment plans and accept all major insurance plans.
Ready to move forward with Invisalign? Contact us for an appointment at any one of our eight Upstate South Carolina orthodontic offices, whichever is most convenient for you!