Invisalign is a giant step forward in orthodonture. Not only can you straighten your teeth at any age, but the aligners are clear and removable, making them much easier and less obtrusive in your daily life. The benefits of Invisalign are truly indisputable. But often the first thing on patients’ minds when they begin treatment is cost. How much will I have to pay for Invisalign? Will my dental insurance cover all or some of the expenses? Is there a payment plan that can subsidize the cost to make it easier? Let’s take a closer look and answer these questions now.
First, what is the overall cost of Invisalign before insurance or payment plans? The short answer is that it depends. There are several factors that go into determining cost, including length of treatment and doctor’s quote. Not all dentists and orthodontist will quote the same price for treatment. Before committing to Invisalign, patients are typically given a roadmap in which they are told the length of treatment and the price per month. The final price will depend heavily on the current state of your teeth and how long it will take to correct and straighten them. Costs generally range from roughly $2,000 to $9,000 before insurance coverage.
Next, one of the most common questions we get from those seeking orthodonture: Does insurance cover Invisalign? Yes and no. First things first, it’s important to know whether your insurance plan includes orthodontic benefits. Not all plans do. Once you’ve established that you have coverage, ask your orthodontist if your insurance applies to Invisalign. Because Invisalign is considered an elective treatment, you may need to get a referral. It’s rare that insurance will cover 100% of the costs, but they may cover up to 50% of the treatment expenses. Some providers even offer alternative financing in the form of monthly payments.
Finally, can you use your employer-managed FSA to pay for Invisalign treatment? In many cases, the answer is yes. This is pre-tax money, so it offers a bit of saving and flexibility. Be sure to check with your doctor and confirm that they accept FSA, HSA, and other employer benefits.
Here at Noble Orthodontics, we offer a number of different financing options for our patients, including no-interest financing and multi-family member discounts. Do you have any questions? Contact us today to learn more about our payment options and schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!