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Cost of Invisalign® – Bloomington, IN

Expectations to Set for Your Treatment

A person holding a clear aligner.The good news is that while Invisalign treatment isn’t exactly cheap, its cost are largely comparable to what you would pay for traditional braces. When factoring in the multiple benefits that come with Invisalign, including the fewer adjustment appointments, you may even save money compared to traditional methods of realignment!


The Factors That Influence Cost


A woman smiling and holding a clear aligner.Out of all the factors that influence your treatment costs, the severity of your case is by far the most significant. The more teeth you need to fix or the more uneven your bite is, the more aligners you’ll need to complete treatment. With that said, other notable factors that can influence your treatment cost is user compliance. This is why dentists do not recommend clear aligners to very young patients who are more likely to forget to wear their aligners. In contrast, older adults may need to wear their aligners longer as their tooth roots are more established compared to younger individuals.


Is Invisalign Worth the Investment?


A closeup of a woman’s smile.It should be noted that removing gaps from your smile doesn’t only improve its appearance. It also reduces the amount of food debris, plaque and bacteria that can collect on the many surfaces of your teeth. This means oral care is easier to complete and your risk for developing cavities decreases. Fewer cavities means less time spent in the dental chair and less money spent on restorative treatments. These multiple benefits, along with a more aesthetically-pleasing smile, make Invisalign worth the effort and the price.


What to Expect During the Consultation


A teenager smiling.During your consultation, Dr. Barco will closely examine your teeth and gums with great attention to detail. This will give him a chance to determine if your specific issues, whether they be crowding, crooked or rotated teeth, gaps or an uneven bite are treatable via Invisalign. Keep in mind that severe cases will need to be addressed with traditional braces, but the consultation helps you confirm this ahead of time.

The consultation will also give you a chance to go over payment options for treatment. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to get coverage for treatment. However, if your plan does not cover Invisalign, third-party financing programs like CareCredit can make it easy to pay for care. This program allows for monthly payments on medical and dental treatments, usually at little to zero interest.