Crooked or gapped teeth can affect your appearance, causing you to cover your smile when you laugh or chat with friends.
Invisalign® is an invisible orthodontic treatment that allows orthodontists and dentists to straighten your teeth without bulky braces.
Find out why so many patients choose to undergo Invisalign treatment with our Boston, MA, Invisalign Elite providers...
FAQs about Invisalign Costs
Many of the first questions we hear from patients about Invisalign treatment relate to its cost.
How Much Is Invisalign?
The cost of Invisalign is about the same as the price of braces. Both treatment plans cost anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000, with the average cost being about $5,600. The cost depends on the complexity of your case and the number of clear aligner sets needed.
Will Insurance Cover Any Costs?
Certain dental insurance providers will cover a portion of the cost of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign and traditional braces. We can assist you in checking the terms of your plan to find out if you are eligible for any coverage.
Do You Offer Financing Options?
Financing works like a credit card, allowing you to divide the total cost of treatment into affordable monthly payments. It is possible to qualify for no-interest and low-interest plans when payments are made according to the terms of the contract. Contact our practice to learn more about financing.
Can I Use an FSA or HSA to Pay for Invisalign?
Yes, the funds in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) can be used on Invisalign. You can make tax-free deposits (up to a certain amount) into these accounts. The funds can be used to pay for qualifying medical and dental expenses. This is just one more way that patients, with forward-thinking and planning, can make the cost of Invisalign more affordable.
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Invisalign Attachments How We Treat Mild, Moderate, and Complex Cases
We are able to treat mild, moderate, and even complex misalignment issues with the use of Invisalign attachments—small tooth-colored shapes that are attached to your teeth. This advanced form of treatment can achieve more precise and predictable tooth movement than ever before because the attachments allow the trays to get a better grip on the teeth. This is especially beneficial for rotated or angled teeth.
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How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
Before committing to treatment, patients usually want to know how many aligners they will need and how long treatment will take.
During your initial consultation at our Boston, MA, dental office, we will determine approximately how many trays are needed and how long treatment will take. Since most aligner sets are worn for a total of two weeks each (for 20-22 hours each day), the length of your treatment will depend on the number of aligner sets recommended.
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According to Invisalign, the average treatment time is 12 to 18 months.
How Does Invisalign Work?
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Invisalign Treatment Timeline
The average treatment time is 12 to 18 months.
Does Invisalign Hurt?
Invisalign aligners are considered much more comfortable than traditional braces. Because the trays are made of a smooth, plastic material, they are far less likely to irritate or cut the soft tissues of your mouth the way metal brackets and wires do.
However, the system is designed to move your teeth into proper alignment. This can result in some discomfort for a day or two each time you switch to a new set of aligner trays. To reduce pain, follow these tips:
- Start wearing your new aligners before going to bed at night so you can sleep through some of the discomfort
- Use over-the-counter pain medication
- Eat soft foods for a day or two after switching to a new set of trays
Maintaining Your Results
To maintain the results of any type of orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear a retainer at night. Failing to routinely wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment will result in the teeth starting to shift out of place.
Patients can either wear their final set of Invisalign aligner trays as their final retainer set or we can have a new one fabricated. Be sure to clean your retainer on a regular basis and have it replaced as needed by our dentists.