If you are considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, or your child’s, you probably have a lot of questions, with the number one being “How much does Invisalign cost? That’s what this week’s Friday Focus is going to cover.
The costs for Invisalign is basically determined by the complexity of the tooth movement that is required and whether you have treatment handled by an experienced orthodontist or a dentist.
Orthodontists vs. Dentists and Invisalign
The costs of Invisalign treatment provided by an experienced orthodontist typically run from $4,000 to $8000 or $9000 in complex cases. While the costs may be higher than a general dentist, what’s important to keep in mind is that orthodontists have gone through a comprehensive educational process and 2 to 3 years of tooth movement training using Invisalign. This means they will also have a broader approach to treatment that serves their patients well, especially if the treatment required is complex. With the additional training, orthodontists are also able to achieve desired results faster.
You’ll find that general dentists typically charge between $3,000 to $6,000 for Invisalign treatment. The problem is that general dentists only take a short Invisalign certification course (1 day to a weekend course). With a, less experienced general dentist, you can expect a longer period of treatment before seeing results. If you hear of Invisalign being offered for $3000 or lower (often part of a special social promotion like Groupon), you should be wary. You may end up facing hidden costs like needing a lot of dental work done before hand which will push the price up. Bottom line, the only real way to ensure high quality dental care that delivers real results is to work with a highly educated, experienced orthodontist.
Why Choose Invisalign
People choose Invisalign treatment over traditional braces for a number of reasons, including that they’re more discreet. Basically, we can straighten crooked, crowded teeth, improve the bite and close unsightly gaps without anyone noticing that the patient is wearing braces. Invisalign also works quickly and patients don’t have to deal with drinking or eating restrictions. All they need to do is, for a short time, take Invisalign out while eating.
If you’d like to find out if Invisalign is an option for you or your child and received an estimated cost, schedule a complimentary consultation (a $500 value) with E&S Orthodontics today.
Ousama El-Hillal, referred to as Dr. O by patients, staff and friends is an Orthodontist at E&S Orthodontics. He founded E&S Orthodontics with Dr. Saavedra in 2004. He is driven to create Wide Beautiful Smiles Without Extractions.