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Cost of Invisalign – Parsippany, NJ

What Can You Expect to Pay?

Holding Invisalign

If you’ve started looking into using clear aligners to straighten your smile, one of the questions on the front of your mind is probably “How much does Invisalign cost?” The answer can vary from patient to patient, but the good news is that overall the final cost is comparable to the price for traditional metal braces – and thanks to some of the benefits that clear aligners provide, you might actually pay less than you might have otherwise! Contact the Rauchberg Dental Group today to schedule a consultation to discuss the price and timeline of an Invisalign treatment!

What Influences the Cost?

Two Invisalign aligners

No two Invisalign treatments are alike; you can expect the final price to vary depending largely on the severity of your case. How many teeth need to be adjusted? How uneven is your bite? Are you looking to address just one orthodontic problem or several? The more complex you condition is, the more aligners you’re likely to need to correct it.

The patient’s age also needs to be taken into account. Older adults may need longer Invisalign treatments; this is because the roots of their teeth are more firmly established and thus will be harder to adjust. However, patients who are especially young are more prone to forgetting to wear their aligners or taking them out unnecessarily, which can extend the treatment time. On that note, patient compliance (that is, sticking with the plan laid out by Dr. DeGeorge) is another factor that can affect the final price.

Is Invisalign Worth the Investment?

Smiling man holding Invisalign

When weighing the potential costs of Invisalign, it’s helpful to remember that orthodontic treatment has many long-term benefits aside from just improving your appearance. By closing gaps in your smile and straightening your teeth, you make it easier to keep your pearly whites clean and free of the food debris, bacteria and plaque that can increase your risk of tooth decay. Improved oral health means less of a risk for cavities, which in turn means less of a chance that you’ll be spending extra time in the dental chair or paying for additional restorative treatments. In other words, Invisalign doesn’t just give you a more dazzling smile; it’ll also give you a healthier one.

What Can You Expect During an Invisalign Consultation?

Dentist showing Invisalign to patient

First, Dr. DeGeorge will examine your teeth and gums to figure out exactly what kind of orthodontic issue you’re suffering from, such as crowded teeth or an uneven bite. She’ll also need to determine whether Invisalign or traditional orthodontics would be most appropriate for your case; Invisalign can be a convenient solution, but there are times where traditional braces will be required to make the necessary changes. 

The consultation will also be a good opportunity for us to discuss payment options with you. Some insurance plans might cover Invisalign, but others won’t offer this benefit. Luckily, the Rauchberg Dental Group is happy to suggest CareCredit as a third-party financing option; this will allow you to create a payment plan that works with your budget.