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Cost of Invisalign vs. Cost of Braces

At Swan Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in offering Invisalign treatment and braces at the same price. We encourage patients to chose the system that will fit best into their lifestyle, and do not want price to be a determining factor.

Invisalign Treatment

Several factors determine the cost of treatment, include case complexity, age and estimated treatment time. These are typically discussed in a consultation process. Once the treatment plan has been determined, a payment plan can be made.

Payment plans are arranged through our office at zero interest, we also offer external financing with extended payment terms. The payment plan will take any insurance coverage into account.

All insurance providers see Invisalign as equivalent to getting braces, and use the same billing code for either service. Coverage varies widely depending on insurance plan and carrier. It is best for you to speak directly with your insurance or contact the office you will be getting treated at to look this coverage up for you.

Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts can also be used for medical expenses such as orthodontics, this includes Invisalign.

Metal Braces vs. Invisalign Treatment

Ensuring you chose the appliance that will fit best in your lifestyle will help the success of your orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign treatment is great for patients looking for a less visible treatment option. The clear aligners are removable, so they an be taken out to eat and brush your teeth. Since the aligners are removable, you do not have any food restrictions, however eating or drinking in aligners is discouraged. For the best treatment results, you should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. For those who are concerned about getting enough wear with Invisalign, or are concerned about losing or breaking them, braces are a great option.

Braces are fixed, so you do not need to worry about hours of wear, however care and hygiene are more difficult. After every meal, you must brush your brackets and ensure that all four sides are clear of plaque and debris. Since braces are bulkier, it is easier to accumulate debris around them. Braces can also be removed with too much force, so you will need to avoid foods that are extremely, chewy, sticky or crunchy.

If you need help deciding which treatment option is best for you, our staff can assist in the decision making process during your consultation.

Schedule an Appointment

Consulting with Dr. Kathryn Swan is a great way to find out which option is best for your smile. Contact us today at Swan Orthodontics to set up a consultation.