Invisalign Cost Starts at $2,800
As of 2017 Invisalign cost starts at $2,800. However, the average cost is between $3,000 and $4,800. A simple invisalign® case (A minor teeth movement case that requires few months of treatment) costs about $2,800 or slighly less, and $3,000-$4,800 for a full case in which the majority of teeth are involved. Invisalign treatment can last as little as 3 months to up to 2 years or more depending on the involvement of your bite alignment and crooked teeth condition. In general, our cost of Invisalign® is actually quite comparable with wire braces. Payment plans are available starting from $99 to $124 per month and up.
OUR INVISALIGN® COST INCLUDES A COMPLEMENTARY PROFESSIONAL TAKE-HOME WHITENING TRAYS - that is two bleaching gel tubes of high 32% carbamide peroxide concentration.
We are a certified and licensed Invisalign® provider for the city of Fort Lauderdale and Plantation. The most obvious advantage of Invisalign® orthodontic treatment is cosmetic. The aligners are transparent, therefore much more difficult to notice than traditional wire braces. This makes Invisalign® popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces.
In addition, the aligners are much more comfortable than braces. Due to the removable nature of the aligners, food can be consumed without the discomfort of metallic braces. Clinically, aligners avoid many of the side effects of traditional wire braces in most cases. Invisalign cost is comparable to the cost of wire braces.
How much does it cost to get Invisalign®
The cost factors include the complexity of your case, how long your treatment will take and your orthodontic insurance coverage. In south Florida, the average cost of Invisalign® treatment ranges from $3,000 to $4,800, but if you only need minor correction, treatment can start from as low as $3,400.
For simpler cases, Invisalign may cost under four thousand dollars. When you visit your dentist or orthodontist about Invisalign as a straightening solution for your teeth, he or she should be able to give you an estimated cost for treatment and help you determine what your insurance will cover. Because Invisalign is categorized as an “orthodontic” treatment, about 25% of Invisalign patients receive insurance compensation of over $500 on average, according to an "Invisalign Patient Survey".
How Much Does Insurance Cover for Invisalign®
As of 2017 many dental insurance covers from $500 to $1500 of the cost of Invisalign under orthodontia coverage. Some insurance coverage may be between 25% and 50% of the total fee. We take all major PPO insurance plans including Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, Guardian, AETNA, Humana, Assurant, United Healthcare, United Concordia, etc. Because we are in-network with most dental insurance plans we can maximize your savings for Invisalign® cost. We submit claims to the insurance company on your behalf and provide you with a breakdown of Invisalign treatment.
The best way to learn more about your policy is to have Maria Sherman call and speak with your dental insurance company directly. This way we can help you determine the estimated out-of-pocket and assist you with a payment plan if you so wish.
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatments like conventional braces. Some insurance plans may cover up to $3,000 of Invisalign treatment. As a provider working with all major insurance plans, and while most dental insurance questions can be answered easily and quickly, the question about does insurance cover Invisalign takes more time to get an accurate answerer.
The most common Invisalign lifetime limit is $1,500. Some policies have a lower limit of $1,000 and a few pay as high as $2,500 or more. Benefits are typically paid at 50%. Some have a recurring annual deductible ($50 - $150) during the course of treatment.
The typical Invisalign coverage of a lifetime $1,500 benefit is generally all-inclusive (includes records, active treatment, and retention). It may also include Invisalign-related procedures such as extractions. These Invisalign-related procedures may not generally be covered under regular dental benefits and the claim form should indicate they are “orthodontic/Invisalign-related procedures. Thus the claim form question, “Is treatment for orthodontics/Invisalign ?” is checked “yes” in the appropriate block. However, if the Invisalign-related benefits are paid out of general dental benefits, often the UCR is paid at 50% rather than 80%.
The Invisalign lifetime limit is often in addition to the regular dental benefit limit for the vast majority of plans. In some cases, the maximum annual limit is fixed at $1,500 for both Invisalign and regular dental coverage in the same year. Thus, if the regular dental benefit is used, then the Invisalign benefit may be reduced dollar-for-dollar for that treatment period. In other cases, a maximum (for instance $1,500) is stated but only a portion is available for Invisalign reimbursement, even if the general dentistry portion is not used. For instance, the Invisalign benefit is limited to $500 of the $1,500 total benefit. With so much variability of benefits, a call to determine eligibility and benefit coverage is a must for each case.
Invisalign® cost for top teeth only.
Invisalign cost about $2,800 for top teeth only. However, many times is not possible for the patient to place aligners on his or her top front teeth only because such treatment depends highly on patient’s bite condition. We would need to conduct a thorough examination of the patient’s mouth to see what would occur if the aligners were only working to straighten the upper layer of teeth. Some patients are eligible to place aligners on the upper teeth only, while some patients will need the full treatment. Only a consultation can determine the exact cost for patients having Invisalign for top teeth only.
Invisalign® Cost without Insurance
Invisalign cost without insurance is usually a slightly more than braces. The average price is between $3,800 and $4,800. for a full Invisalign case in which all teeth are involved. However, cost varies among certified dentists and orthodontists.
Prices may also vary depending on where you live and how involved your Invisalign orthodontic treatment may be.
Invisalign® Cost with Metlife Insurance
As of 2017 Metlife insurance covers $500 to $1500 of the cost of Invisalign under orthodontic plan. A few Metlife insurance policy may cover between 25% and up to 50% of the total fee.
Insurance plans with Invisalign coverage are available. Prior authorization may be required for certain specialty care treatments like orthodontics.
Metlife services related to the orthodontic treatment of Invisalign are usually limited to one time only. The Invisalign insurance deductible and co-payment limitations of certain orthodontic services are set forth in Metlife fee schedule.You pay about 60% or more; Insurance pays about 40% or less (up to the lifetime maximum of about $1,500 or more)
Invisalign® Cost with Aetna Insurance
Aetna insurance cover about 50% of Invisalign cost up to $2500. In general, many Aetna PPO insurances cover $500, $1000 or $1250 for Invisalign.
Age limits affect the Invisalign benefits under Aetna Insurance. Invisalign age limit: When the plan includes an Invisalign age limit, Invisalign must be placed on your teeth before reaching your plan's specified age limit.
Aetna Dependent age limit: Invisalign benefits will be available until your dependent reaches your plan's specified age limit. No benefits will be paid after that, even if the treatment is not complete.
Not all Aetna insurance plans include orthodontic and Invisalign coverage. Please see your plan documents for coverage details. You may also call Member Services at the number on your ID card or Maria at our practice.
Switching from DMO and HMO to PPO Invisalign benefits are subject to the new plan's orthodontic maximum. If the new plan doesn't cover orthodontia, no benefits can be paid towards Invisalign. If you switch back to the DMO and HMO plan, the months you were covered under the Indemnity or PPO plan will be deducted. That means no benefit is paid for that time period.
Invisalign® Cost with Cigna Insurance
Gigna Insurance PPO plan covers Invisalign in progress, subject to your specific plan's limitation. The Invisalign in progress benefit is calculated based on the coinsurance level for Invisalign treatment and the number of months of treatment remaining after your effective date.
Cigna PPO Plan pays 50% to a lifetime maximum of $1,000 for Invisalign. Invisalign payments made monthly are $60 (50% of $120) x 12 months for a total of $720. Keep in mind that patient is still liable for the provider’s original case fee because that was the original financial agreement between the patient and provider.
The original treatment must be submitted by the provider, which should include the total months of Invisalign treatment, the total cost. The contracted PPO rate will be paid for the remaining months of treatment until the lifetime maximum has been met or until the treatment is completed, whichever comes first. For example:
- Total Invisalign case fee is $3,500
- For 24 months of treatment.
- Treatment started 3/1/2016
- 12 months of remaining treatment
- Contracted rate for active Invisalign treatment per month is $120
Invisalign® Payment Plan and Financing
Invisalign® payment plan starts between $99 and $125 per month with no down payment.
Should the cost of Invisalign prove prohibitive for an individual, there are options to consider that can put Invisalign within reach. We have found that LendingClub online application is fast and easy. It takes just minutes, with no impact to your credit score. You can instantly review finance payment plans offers that you qualify for, and you'll never need to visit a branch to complete your application.
LendingClub can finance $4,800 for Invisalign® treatment. All LendingClub financing payment plans feature an affordable fixed rate, which means your monthly payment will never increase. In addition, you can prepay your financed amount at any time and there's never a prepayment penalty or fee.
With this type of dental financing plan, patients can break up the total cost of the procedure into a series of affordable monthly payments.
How does Invisalign® works
Invisalign clear braces orthodontics uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit you. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a desired smile.
Step 1: Initial Invisalign® Visit
During the initial one hour visit, Dr. Arocha will evaluate for crowded teeth, for gaps between teeth, overbite and discuss the course of moving your teeth with you. Dr. Arocha and team would take bite impressions, photos of your teeth to send out to Invisalign for processing.
You'll wear each set of clear aligners day and night for 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Patients at our office, on average, take approximately 11-14 months to straighten their teeth. You'll visit the office every other month, or longer, to check the movement of your crowded teeth. Much less time is needed with Invisalign to check the progress of closing the gaps between teeth.
Step 5: You've finished treatment!
When you're finished wearing each clear aligner in the series, your treatment may be complete and you may require upper and lower retainers of your choice. You can choose from fixed or removable retainers.
Invisalign® Vs Braces
Braces cost is between $4,600- $5,000 for a full case.
Brushing and flossing are extra important when you have braces. That’s because there are so many places around your metal braces and wire for food to get stuck and plaque to build up. Flossing with braces is time-consuming and difficult. Flossing is required not only between the braces but also under the wires. To more easily floss under the wires, use a floss threader or orthodontic flosser.
Braces need extra attention to protect your teeth from cavities, permanent staining and gum disease. You should also take precautions to avoid damaging the braces. Even otherwise healthy foods, such as raw apples and carrots, can be problematic because their hard texture can damage the wires. To eat crunchy foods, cut them into small, bite-size pieces.
As of 2017, both braces and Invisalign are effective treatment options in straighten teeth while improving your smile.
Invisalign Vs Braces
The convenience and ease of use of the Invisalign system have made it the choice of over four million people. In fact, Invisalign has been effective in giving hundreds of thousands of people amazing new smiles.
- Most people won't notice you're in treatment
- Won't disrupt your lifestyle
- Free initial consultation with doctor
No metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth, and best of all, most people won't notice you're in treatment. Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces, has been chosen by about 4,000,000 people who want amazing smiles.
Invisalign® - Who's eligible | Invisalign Candidate
Invisalign® effectively corrects a wide variety of dental problems, from mild cases of crooked teeth, to more difficult teeth correction like overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite. Whether teeth have a wide gap, crowded or somewhere in between, Invisalign has an affordable teeth straightening option.
Invisalign can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and teens.
Whether your smile needs minor specialized improvements or more extensive adjustments, our preferred Invisalign dentist can certainly help. It's successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth in clinical most cases. It can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites. In fact, we as an Invisalign certified dentist can use Invisalign clear aligners in all or part of just about any treatment plan.
Made to fit your lifestyle, not change it.
Because Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to position and straighten teeth, you can keep your active lifestyle during treatment. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners have no metal bands or wires to irritate your mouth. So go ahead and be as active as you like. Since Invisalign is removable, just take the clear aligners out for special events or if you're going to indulge in a sticky, gooey snack.
Look your best during and after treatment.
Of course, you want to look great, at work, at school, with friends. Maybe you speak to groups or conduct meetings. You still can. Because Invisalign is clear and nearly invisible, most people will never know you're straightening your teeth - unless you tell them. And when your course of treatment has ended, you can feel more confident, whether in front of people or not. You're going to have a stunning smile.
If you are considering tooth straightening, you may be nervous about the possibility of getting metal braces with wires and anchors and ligatures. Many adults had braces as a teen but were so embarrassed that they did not wear their retainers and ended up having their teeth migrate back into poor position. These people are generally good candidates for Invisalign, as are most people who are looking to correct a number of common dental conditions.
This page gives some information about you been a possible candidate, but it cannot tell you whether Invisalign will work for you. The way to determine whether you are a candidate for Invisalign is by scheduling a consultation with a dentist.
Invisalign Certified Provider serving Plantation and Fort Lauderdale.
A way to learn more about Invisalign cost and treatment is to visit an Invisalign Certified provider Dr. Max Arocha. He can evaluate your specific needs and determine the best Invisalign treatment plan for you. We offer free consultations! So call today to learn more!
Invisalign aligners are composed of dental-grade polyurethane resin and have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after extensive clinical testing. The aligners do not contain Bisphenol-A (BPA) or phthalate, two agents often used in plastics and that have been associated with health risks.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign relies on a transparent mouthpiece that gradually moves the teeth around without being as cumbersome or noticeable as metallic wires and brackets.
While Invisalign is not a “holistic treatment,” it is an environmentally safe product and a product that is safe. There are no toxins to leach into your body and, in fact, Invisalign can help improve your whole body health: an improved bite alignment allows for better jaw and dental health, which can lead to better complete wellness for your entire body.
However, there are some risks involved when you decide to have Invisalign treatment. Some of the risks include: Invisalign may cause discomfort with your teeth while they are moving. You may initially experience some mild scratched gums, cheeks and lips, mouth dryness, and speak with a lisp until getting used to the trays. It is possible for your teeth to not maintain their straightness when treatment has been completed. Therefore, it may be necessary for you to wear a retainer, at night time, for several years after having Invisalign treatment. The Invisalign treatment may increase risk of TMJ and lead to, rare, possible allergic reactions.
Best Way to Clean Invisalign®
This question in particualr is one of the most frequently Invisalign asked questions by patients who are wearing Invisalign trays.
The easiest and best way to clean your Invisalign clear aligner is to take them off and brush them with a normal toothbrush and regular toothpaste every time you brush your teeth. You can use a soft tooth brush. Rinse under running water and brush until clean.
After brushing and flossing your teeth you may clean aligners prior to each insertion. Never use denture cleaner or soak in alcohol or bleach. Additionally, it is not recommended to soak them in mouthwash; this may dull the aligners and can make the aligners more visible. Do not place aligners in boiling or hot water to clean.
There are personal-sized ultrasonic cleaner available. These devices cause fine vibrations and waves to loosen material stuck to your aligners.
You can also buy the "Invisalign Cleaning System" to keep your aligners odor-free, hygienic and clear. These Special Cleaning Crystals remove plaque from your Invisalign aligners within about 15 minutes. Cleaning system contains cleaning tub & 50 pack of Cleaning Crystals for $75. Invisalign Home Care Instructions
Best Invisalign® Dentist
When it comes to choosing the best Invisalign provider in 2016, like most dental needs, choosing the right dentist is an important decision. You want to choose a certified Invisalign dentist that you have a good rapport with, and can understand and provide the best treatment outcome you are looking for.
Invisalign trained providers have achieved a significant level of experience in treating patients with the Invisalign procedure. In addition, some dentists have distinguished themselves with even higher experience and recognized as Preferred and Premier Preferred Providers. Look for a 2017 certified provider designation when choosing the right Invisalign provider for your initial consultation. The best Invisalign dentists are the one that has successfully treated many patients with this revolutionary treatment.
3 Reasons to Choose a Preferred Invisalign® Doctor
You are guaranteed an Invisalign doctor with experience.
You can be assured that Preferred Provider doctors have received the best Invisalign training.
Preferred Invisalign doctors can treat a variety of cases.
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How long does Invisalign® takes
The length of invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your doctor; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults. AInvisalign are worn for 21 hours each day