Many of our patients have questions about getting Invisalign in Westport, and one of the most common is, “How much does Invisalign cost?” While Invisalign’s comfort, convenience, and inconspicuousness make the system well-worth the price for most patients, others wonder if the cost of clear plastic aligners is worth it or if they should simply opt for metal braces instead. Below, we answer some frequently asked questions relating to the cost of Invisalign.
What does Invisalign cost in Westport, CT?
The cost of Invisalign in Westport can start at $3,000 and go up to $7,000 or more, depending on the length of your treatment and the number of aligners you need. As you might expect, if your teeth need more correction, you’ll need more aligners and a longer treatment time than someone who’s correcting minor misalignments. What’s fantastic about Invisalign is that the system is very predictable, so during your consultation with Dr. Roisman, he’ll be able to tell you the number of aligners you’ll need and the cost of your treatment. The majority of cases performed in our office are in the $5000 to $6000 range.
Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?
Sometimes! If you’re only comparing discreet orthodontic treatment options—usually Invisalign, lingual braces, and ceramic braces—Invisalign is the clear winner when it comes to price. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is usually comparable in price, with the cost coming in at either slightly more or slightly less than traditional braces. This depends on your orthodontic needs and what your orthodontist would charge for metal braces.
How much does Invisalign cost with insurance?
The cost of Invisalign with dental insurance depends on your coverage, but typically if you have a plan that covers the cost of orthodontia, Invisalign will be covered up to the cost of metal braces. This isn’t always the case, though, so it’s important to check with your insurance company. We’re also happy to help explain your benefits to you, as well as your out-of-pocket costs.
Is Invisalign worth getting?
Invisalign is absolutely worth getting! Most patients pursue Invisalign for cosmetic reasons, but by correcting misalignments and bite issues, you’ll also experience better oral health. It’s also worth getting because you should choose an orthodontic treatment that you feel comfortable with. Very few (if any) of our adult patients like the idea of wearing metal braces for two to three years, especially when Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and just as effective in most cases.
Is there a cheaper alternative to Invisalign?
When patients ask about cheaper alternatives to Invisalign, they’re usually referring to the heavily-advertised DIY solutions that boast of a lower price tag and no visits to the dentist ever. Sounds too good to be true? That’s because it is! Orthodontic treatment isn’t something that should be done without in-person oversight from a trained professional.