28 Oct The Cost of Invisalign in Austin TX
Austin, TX – Pure Smiles Orthodontics in Austin knows that orthodontic treatment can’t be one size fits all. Dr. Silvana Gonzalez and her team offer a host of orthodontic treatment options to meet the needs of every patient. One treatment patients love is Invisalign, but if you’re new to the orthodontic world, you may be concerned about the cost.
“People often believe that the cost of Invisalign treatment will be prohibitive,” says Dr. Gonzalez, an Invisalign Gold+ provider in the Austin area. “But when compared to the cost of metal braces and taking into account all of the advantages Invisalign can offer, the costs are fairly close.”
The cost of any orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the malocclusion being corrected and a few other factors, such as the type of treatment used and where the patient is located in the country. But at Pure Smiles Orthodontics, the cost of standard metal braces and Invisalign are on par with each other.
And that is a wonderful advantage for teens and adults looking for a more discrete option when straightening their teeth.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. Each aligner is made of a smooth, clear plastic that renders them almost invisible to others. There are no brackets and wires to draw even more attention to your mouth while you are in treatment. Invisalign aligners are smooth, and your orthodontist can quickly and easily buff out any spots that feel rough in your mouth.
Invisalign is also removable, meaning you don’t need to make any adjustments to your diet or oral care routine while in treatment. With other braces options, you must avoid eating certain foods so you don’t damage your brackets and wires. That means saying no to hard, sticking, chewy or crunchy foods while in treatment. But with Invisalign, you remove the aligners before eating so you can enjoy all your favorite foods.
Likewise, you don’t have to worry about food particles getting stuck in your brackets and wires after eating, making for embarrassing situations. You don’t have to spend extra time brushing around brackets and flossing under wires. Brush and floss as normal, in the morning and at night, and after every meal before you place your aligners back in. This will ensure food particles cannot get trapped between the aligner and your teeth.
When it comes to orthodontic treatment, every smile is as unique as the person who sports it. But we also know that every budget is also unique. One of the most commonly asked questions is how much orthodontic treatment will cost. It’s not a cut and dry answer because there is a lot that can go into it. But, Pure Smiles Orthodontics will answer some commonly asked questions about the price of Invisalign.
The cost of any orthodontic treatment varies because it depends on a few different factors, such as the severity of the malocclusion being corrected, the age you are at treatment, etc. However, the cost of Invisalign treatment can cost between $3,500 and $8,000.
Most insurance plans will cover the cost of Invisalign the same way they would the cost of braces. Before choosing your treatment option, it is always a good idea to get a full understanding of what your insurance will cover so you can be aware of any costs you may be left to cover. At Pure Smiles Orthodontics, our financial coordinators will work hard to make sure you receive all of the benefits your plan allows.
We know that the cost of orthodontic treatment can seem high. However, treatment is an investment in the health of your smile. A straighter smile is a healthier smile. And just like any medical treatment, it is best not to search for the bottom-line cost as this could cause more harm than good. Your smile is an important part of who you are, and you should always entrust it to a well-trained orthodontist. While there are at-home aligner companies that claim their products are less expensive, you should always trust your smile to an expert.
Some patients we treat had braces in their adolescent years but have seen their smiles shift. Our smiles natural shift some as we age, and this can be especially true for prior patients who didn’t wear their retainers. In this instance, treatment may be shorter, so the overall cost might be less.
The best way to guarantee your results and protect your investment is to wear your retainer as directed by your orthodontist. Your teeth will naturally want to shift back to their old locations after treatment, unless you wear your retainer. Your retainer is your insurance policy to keep your smile as straight as the day you finish treatment.
When Invisalign was first released, its cost was often significantly more than that of traditional braces. That isn’t the case today, however. The cost of Invisalign treatment is very similar to the cost of braces.
Some patients like to pay for their treatment upfront as many practices offer a discount for paying in full. However, not every patient is able to do that so we will work with you to create a payment plan that can fit into your budget.
Today’s Invisalign treatment has advanced to be able to cover many more orthodontic issues, and can be as efficient and effective as braces.
Invisalign offers some revolutionary advantages, like being so clear its almost invisible and being removable. But, it’s not without its disadvantages. First, it may not be the best option for patients with the most severe malocclusions. It also requires the highest degree of patient compliance. Because the aligners are removable, it is up to the patient to remember to wear them the recommended 22 hours a day, and to change aligner sets when needed.
Getting started with orthodontic treatment is easy. Simply call Pure Smiles Orthodontics at 512-518-0217 to schedule your complimentary consultation.
If you are considering Invisalign treatment you do have to consider that this is a compliance appliance, that means that if the aligners are not worn for 21 hours per day your teeth will not be moving at the rate expected, and this can prolonged treatment time. Invisalign works very well if you are committed to use your aligners and you will remember to replace them back after all your meals.
Invisalign treatment is a wonderful option for many patients. To learn more about the costs and advantages of Invisalign treatment, contact Pure Smiles Orthodontics today by calling 512-215-2520.