You’ve heard how discrete they are, how convenient it is to remove them and how effective invisible aligners are at correcting teeth alignment issues – including overbites, underbites, crossbites and more. So now the question is, what are my options and what are my next steps? Find out about your Invisalign® treatment options: how long your treatment plan might take, where to go to seek treatment and what you might expect to pay for it all.
On average, a full Invisalign treatment plan requires about a year. But as is the case with traditional braces, it depends on the severity of the patient’s condition.
Where to Go?
Many Invisalign certified orthodontists and dentists might help you progress along your treatment plan. Start with your dentist, who can refer you to an orthodontist you can trust. Your dentist may also be certified in Invisalign, so you might not have to look far.
What Are the Costs?
The cost of Invisalign is, in large, set by the dentist or orthodontist. While price will be a large factor for many people considering invisible aligners, it’s important to keep in mind that this could be a multi-year commitment and you wouldn’t want to sacrifice the quality of your care just to save a little money.
The practice owner, be it a group or individual, determines their fees for invisible aligners based on the duration of the treatment and how many aligners you’re issued. So a significant part of the bill will be based on how well or poorly you take care of each set of aligners. Simple steps such as rinsing your aligners after drinking anything other than water can help you get more value out of them.
Most dentists offering invisible aligners will support a number of dental insurance policies, which can help lower your out-of-pocket expenses significantly.
Invisalign Treatment Options: The Takeaway
It’s just good to know that these options are out there, so you’re not in the dark whenever you walk into your dentist’s office and ask about invisible aligners.
While your dentist can answer all your question about Invisalign, it’s helpful to know what to expect on your initial consultation so that you can ask the right questions and ultimately get the best results from your treatment plan.
It isn’t easy to say one treatment is better than the other, faster or more affordable, because it’s all relative to your specific needs and preferences.