Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment option for teens and adults because it’s just as effective as traditional braces, while also being more discreet, comfortable, and convenient. Patients who come to our office for a consultation have many questions about how Invisalign works and whether it’s right for their needs. One of the most common questions we hear is, “How much does Invisalign cost?” Below, we answer some frequently asked questions about the cost of Invisalign in Midtown Manhattan.
What does Invisalign cost in Midtown Manhattan?
The cost of Invisalign in Midtown Manhattan ranges from $3,000 to $7,000, with the exact cost depending on the length of your treatment and the number of aligners needed. Patients who have more severe orthodontic issues require more aligners and longer treatment time, while patients with only minor misalignments need fewer aligners and should be able to complete their treatments in a shorter amount of time. One of the benefits of the Invisalign system is its predictability, so when you come in for your consultation, we’ll be able to tell you how many aligners you will need and the cost of your treatment.
Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?
Although every patient has unique needs and treatment costs vary accordingly, generally speaking Invisalign is less expensive than lingual braces (braces that are affixed to the backs of your teeth) and ceramic or clear braces. Traditional metal braces are comparable in price to Invisalign. Invisalign is usually slightly more than metal braces, but it can sometimes be slightly less depending on your orthodontic case and what your orthodontist charges for metal braces.
How much does Invisalign cost with insurance?
If your dental insurance covers orthodontic treatment, It’s likely that Invisalign will be covered. Usually this coverage is only up to the cost of conventional metal braces, but this isn’t always the case – you’ll need to check with your dental insurance company to verify your benefits. Our team is happy to help you understand what is covered and what your out-of-pocket costs will be.
Is Invisalign worth getting?
Yes, Invisalign is worth getting. Patients are thrilled with the results of Invisalign treatment, but just as important is the fact that they’re also thrilled with the process – Invisalign makes achieving a beautiful smile easy and stress-free compared to traditional braces. From a dental perspective, Invisalign is worth it because correcting misaligned teeth and bite issues results in better oral health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean and a proper bite reduces wear and stress on your teeth.
Is there a cheaper alternative to Invisalign?
There are a number of do-it-yourself aligner brands on the market these days that boast of straightening teeth without ever needing to see a dentist in person. If this sounds too good to be true, you’re right – orthodontic treatment should never be performed without in-person oversight and monitoring by a dentist. These aligners can potentially cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums.