Traditional braces are not the only way to perfect your smile; you have options. Invisalign is a non-invasive, almost invisible way to achieve the results you want. At Palm Beach Orthodontics, we provide our patients with high-quality, individualized treatment plans. In this post, we’ll discuss what Invisalign is, how it works, and factors that affect the Invisalign cost for each patient.
What Is Invisalign?
Most people are familiar with traditional braces. They involve brackets glued to the teeth and wires that run through the brackets. With braces, the wires can be tightened and loosened to move teeth into the correct positions.
Invisalign is a bracketless, wireless alternative to braces. Instead of metal hardware, plastic aligners are used to gradually change the positions of teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each patient so they fit perfectly.
This treatment is an attractive option for a number of reasons. For one, it is almost invisible. Clear aligners are much less noticeable to others than braces. Patients also love Invisalign because the aligners are removable. They can take them out for activities like eating and tooth brushing. Finally, this form of treatment tends to cause less pain than braces. There are no sharp wires or brackets to irritate the inside of the mouth.
Our Treatment Process
At Palm Beach Orthodontics, our Invisalign treatment process is simple and straightforward. When patients come in for a first appointment, we complete a 3-D computer imaging scan. From this scan, we can build a 3-D model of the patient’s teeth. We use the model to determine the best course of treatment.
From the 3-D model, the first set of clear aligners is produced. Each set of aligners is meant to be worn for about two weeks. As the treatment plan progresses, each step brings the patient a little bit closer to the final, beautiful result!
Factors That Influence Invisalign Cost
When someone is considering orthodontic treatment, the cost is often one of the first concerns. Because treatment plans are so individualized, it is difficult to predict exactly what each patient’s treatment will cost. There are some factors that typically contribute to the cost of Invisalign:
The Extent of the Problem
Orthodontic treatment is used to correct teeth that are out of alignment. The extent to which the teeth need to move is a big factor in determining the cost of treatment. For people who only have minor problems to begin with, the braces do not need to accomplish as much, so treatment tends to cost less than it does for more extensive corrections.
The Length of the Treatment Plan
Another factor in the cost of Invisalign is how long the treatment plan lasts. The length of the treatment plan determines how many sets of aligners a patient needs. More sets of aligners and more appointments generally will translate to a higher overall cost.
Many Invisalign treatment plans are very straightforward, but there are some situations that require specific steps or additions to treatment. If a complicated situation arises, it may affect the cost of treatment.
We Make Invisalign Affordable
At Palm Beach Orthodontics, we strive to make beautiful smiles accessible to everyone. We never want financial burdens to prevent our patients from getting the treatment they need. Our philosophy is that you are your best investment.
To make sure that everyone has options, we offer several ways to pay for Invisalign. Here are a few of our most accessible ways to pay for treatment. In addition to these, we do accept most dental insurance plans.
Cash, Check, or Card
Some of our patients prefer to pay by cash, check, or card. We accept debit cards and most credit cards. For patients who decide to pay in full this way, we provide a courtesy discount.
Flex Plan or Health Savings Plan Arrangements
We can work with patients to make payment arrangements based on their Flex Plans or Health Savings Plans. Many people deposit funds into those accounts at a specific time every month or pay period. We can set up payments to coincide with those deposits. This is a great option for people who are already putting money into such an account. With this strategy, the payment doesn’t affect the patient’s bottom line at all.
We are proud to also offer in-house financing for our patients. With this arrangement, patients can make payments directly to our office with no interest. This is a fantastic option for patients who would like to pay with cash or a card, but who do not want to pay in full.
Don’t Let Financial Worries Steal Your Smile
Your smile is part of who you are. Feeling good about your teeth can boost your confidence in many areas of life. Some people may feel like orthodontic treatment is out of reach because of cost, but at Palm Beach Orthodontics, we can assure you that a beautiful smile is well within your grasp!
Although several factors can influence the Invisalign cost, we strive to provide our patients with the best care at affordable prices. With our various payment options, you can get the smile you deserve.