How much does Invisalign Cost?
Everything You Need To Know
As a top 1% provider of Invisalign in Canada, Smiles Orthodontics in North Vancouver understands that the cost of Invisalign treatment can be a concern for many people.
As with many things in life, the biggest consideration is often the cost.
Before going ahead with your treatment, it is important to understand how much does Invisalign cost, how Invisalign with dental insurance works, and the multiple payment options and if there is a monthly payment plan available to cover the Invisalign costs.
Our Certified Orthodontist Dr. Mackenzie, has handled thousands of Invisalign cases. In both mild cases and severe cases, Dr. Mackenzie has helped patients achieve straighter teeth, better dental hygiene, and ultimately a straighter smile.
We are here to help you fully understand the financial considerations of Invisalign!
Invisalign Cost In Canada (British Columbia)
The cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the length of treatment, and the location of the doctor or orthodontist and their past experience.
The average cost of Invisalign treatment in Vancouver is between $4,000 and $10,000.
However, it is important to note that this is just an average, and the actual cost can vary depending on the doctor and individual circumstances.
Invisalign Cost at a Certified Orthodontist
In general the average Invisalign costs at a Orthodontic Dentist may be between $6000 and $10,000.
At a Certified Orthodontic clinic like Smiles Orthodontics, the cost of Invisalign treatment may be higher than at a general dentist. However, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest quality of care from a specialist who has undergone additional training in orthodontics.
In addition to patient experience, certified orthodontists have access to the latest technology and techniques, which can help to ensure a more successful treatment outcome.
Invisalign Cost at a General Dentist
In general the average Invisalign costs at a General Dentist may be between $4000 and $6000.
While some general dentists offer Invisalign treatment, it is important to note that they do not have the same level of expertise as a certified orthodontist.
As a result, the cost of Invisalign treatment at a general dentist may be lower than at an orthodontic clinic, but the quality of the treatment may not be as high.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost at Smiles Orthodontics?
At Smiles Orthodontics, the cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case and the length of treatment.
During your initial consultation, we will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the cost of treatment, including any financing options that may be available.
Minor realignment of front teeth
Expected treatment length: 3-6 months
Expected office visits: 2-3
Moderate realignment and small bite changes
Expected treatment length: 6–10 months
Expected office visits: 3-4
Complete orthodontic treatment
Expected treatment length: 10–18 months
Expected office visits: 5-7
Major multidisciplinary treatment
Expected treatment length: 18-24 months
Expected office visits: 8-10
*There are no hidden fees. These fees include a clinical exam, all applicable x-rays, intraoral scans and photos, as well as lab and professional fees for the treatment and all monitoring visits. They also include one set of retainers.
What Makes Up the Cost of Invisalign?
The cost of Invisalign treatment is made up of many factors, including the cost of the aligners, the length of the treatment, the number of visits to the office, and the cost of any adjustments that may be required during treatment.
You may also be encouraged to complete other dental treatments before you start Invisalign, such as correcting any root canals, removing wisdom teeth.
Your treatment will include unlimited aligners in the case that we need to make changes to your treatment plan mid treatment.
In addition, the cost of Invisalign treatment at a certified orthodontic clinic may include the cost of expertise and experience of the orthodontist, their level of education and accreditation at dental school, as well as the use of the latest technology and techniques.
Can I Pay the Cost of Invisalign in a Payment Plan?
At Smiles Orthodontics, we understand that paying the cost of Invisalign treatment can be a significant investment for many people.
That is why we offer a variety of payment options, including an interest-free payment plan and third-party financing. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality orthodontic care, regardless of their financial situation.
We offer 0% instant financing, and monthly payment plans that start as low as $80 per month.
Is Invisalign covered by Dental Insurance?
Dental insurance coverage varies depending on the specific plan and provider. While some insurance plans do provide coverage for Invisalign and treatment costs, the extent of the coverage can vary significantly by payment plan.
In general, insurance plans such as Pacific Blue Cross, Canada Life, and most Group Health Insurance through your employer will cover Invisalign treatment to some degree. You can use your HSA or FSA account to pay for your treatment.
It is important to note that even if dental insurance plans allow for Invisalign, you may still be responsible for some out-of-pocket treatment costs, such as deductibles or copays.
We will work with you to understand your coverage and maximize your benefits.
We will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the cost of treatment and will work with your insurance company to determine your coverage and help you maximize your benefits.
In many cases, you can also deduct Invisalign costs as medical expenses on your personal income taxes, saving you money on your taxes. However, as with all tax advice, please consult with your accountant or tax professional.
Invisalign Treatment Vs. Traditional Metal Braces
While traditional metal braces have been a popular orthodontic treatment for many years, advances in digital technology have made Invisalign a better and more modern option for straightening teeth.
Traditional metal braces are often referred to as “old school” because they use brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth to apply pressure and gradually move them into the desired position. While this method is effective, it can be uncomfortable and aesthetically unappealing for some patients.
Invisalign uses clear, custom-made aligners that are made of smooth, comfortable plastic. The clear aligners are designed using advanced 3D imaging technology (called Invisalign 3D ClinCheck) that allows for a precise and personalized treatment plan.
This technology also allows patients to see a digital preview of their new smile before treatment begins, giving them a better idea of what to expect.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is the most effective and discreet way to straighten teeth without the need for metal braces. The clear aligners are made of smooth plastic that is virtually invisible, making it difficult for others to tell that you are wearing them. Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to eat and drink whatever you want during treatment and making it easier to brush and floss your teeth.
Invisalign treatment is generally quicker than traditional braces, with most cases taking between 8 and 24 months.
1. It's Nearly Invisible
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is that the clear aligners, made of smooth plastic that is virtually invisible.
This means that you can straighten your teeth without the noticeable appearance of metal braces. This is especially beneficial for adults who may be self-conscious about wearing braces and want a more discreet option.
2. It's Highly Effective
While Invisalign may not be suitable for all cases, it is an effective orthodontic treatment for many people. Invisalign aligners are designed to gradually shift your teeth into their desired position, and since the aligners are custom-made for your teeth, they provide a precise and predictable result.
Invisalign treatment can also be quicker than traditional braces, with most cases taking between 12 and 24 months.
3. It's Very Comfortable
Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic that is custom-made to fit your teeth. There are no brackets or wires to irritate the inside of your mouth, making Invisalign a more comfortable option than traditional braces.
Additionally, since the aligners are removable, you can take them out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth, making your treatment more convenient and enjoyable.
4. Know Your Results
See a digital preview of your new smile before treatment begins.
The clear aligners are designed using advanced 3D imaging technology that allows for a precise and personalized treatment plan.
Accelerated Invisalign Treatment
For certain patients, the newly available “Accelerated Invisalign” treatment may be an option.
Accelerated Invisalign can be a great option for most ages and is ideal for patients who want to finish their Invisalign treatment early.
We offer a device, Propel, which is a computerized mouthguard that delivers a gentle vibration that increases blood flow to the roots of the teeth. This process promotes bone healing and increases the rate of tooth movement.
With Accelerated Invisalign, we can generally reduce the treatment length by up to 50%. This means a 2 year treatment could take as little as just 12 months!
If you are interested in Invisalign treatment or have any questions about the many benefits’ of Invisalign, please contact Smiles Orthodontics to schedule a consultation with our certified orthodontist, Dr. Mackenzie.
People Also Ask Us
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case, but most cases take between 12 and 24 months.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
While you may experience some discomfort during the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners, Invisalign treatment is generally less painful than traditional braces.
Does insurance cover the cost of Invisalign treatment?
Many dental insurance policies do provide coverage for Invisalign treatment, but the extent of the coverage varies depending on the plan. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to determine your coverage.
How often do I need to see the orthodontist during Invisalign treatment?
You will need to see the orthodontist every 6-8 weeks during Invisalign treatment to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned.
Can I eat and drink anything I want during Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign aligners are removable, which means that you can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment. However, it is important to brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in to prevent staining and decay.
Can I drink coffee while wearing my Invisalign trays?
Coffee and other coloured liquids will slowly stain the Invisalign trays. If you do choose to drink coffee while wearing your Invisalign trays, we try to recommend that you remove the trays first and then brush your teeth before putting them back in. This will help to prevent any staining or discolouration on the aligners. Or if you don’t mind the discolouration or you are changing to new trays very frequently, you can feel free to leave them and enjoy your coffee while still wearing your Invisalign.
Can I smoke while wearing my Invisalign trays?
Smoking will slowly stain the Invisalign trays. If you do choose to smoke while wearing your Invisalign trays, we try to recommend that you remove the trays first and then brush your teeth before putting them back in. This will help to prevent any staining or discolouration on the aligners. Or if you don’t mind the discolouration or you are changing to new trays very frequently, you can feel free to leave them and smoke while still wearing your Invisalign.
Get a Free Quote on Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment Today
The cost of Invisalign treatment can be a concern for many people, but it is important to remember that the cost is an investment in your oral health and overall wellbeing.
At Smiles Orthodontics, we are committed to providing high-quality orthodontic care at an affordable price.
If you are interested in Invisalign treatment and getting a better smile, or have any questions about the cost, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mackenzie.