A Cost Breakdown of Invisalign on Long Island

28 Mar 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

Orthodontic treatment has a reputation for being pricey, and it’s not always fully covered by insurance. But don’t let that stop you from consulting a cosmetic dentist about your crooked or crowded teeth. You might be surprised at just how affordable it can be to get Invisalign teeth straightening in Long Island.

Know that costs do vary from patient to patient, and depend on many different factors. To find out how much your Invisalign treatment will cost at our practice, you can schedule a consult with Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot.

Typical range of orthodontic costs

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies widely. Conventional metal braces, for example, average over $5,000. Ceramic braces can cost nearly $5,000, but they’re also prone to breaking, which would require additional expense. Lingual braces aren’t widely offered, and they can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $13,000 or even more.

Given these significant expenses, it’s commonly thought that Invisalign treatment is even pricier, as it’s a technologically advanced system. But actually, Invisalign costs are comparable to those of conventional metal braces– and sometimes even less. This is impressive considering that Invisalign is often the preferred method because it’s discreet, convenient and comfortable.

Assessing insurance coverage

Since dental plans aren’t universal, you’ll need to consult your insurance carrier about your specific policy to determine coverage. Unless you’re an accomplished interpreter of insurance policy jargon, it may be best to call the company directly. Let the representative know that you specifically want Invisalign treatment, and find out what’s covered. Some insurance plans may cover a couple thousand dollars or more toward the cost of Invisalign treatment.

Considering your orthodontic requirements

Your total cost can depend on the length of your treatment, as this determines how many Invisalign trays you’ll need. And the length of your treatment depends on the complexity and severity of your malocclusion. If you only have minor alignment issues that can be fixed quickly, your estimate will be on the lower end of the cost range (anywhere from $2,500 to $3,000 on average). You’ll need to visit a cosmetic dentist for an evaluation.

Using pre-tax dollars

One smart way to lower the cost of your Invisalign treatment is to use your pre-tax dollars. Your employer may offer a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA). You can choose to contribute a portion of your wages to your account, before taxes are taken out. You’ll be able to use your pre-tax dollars toward healthcare costs, such as dental treatments like Invisalign.

Invisalign providers in Long Island

You can get a personalized estimate for Invisalign during your one-on-one consultation at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in Suffolk County. Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot will conduct an in-depth smile examination, explain the treatment process, and answer any questions you might have.

Our office focuses on providing a positive, stress-free dental experience for our valued patients. Give us a call today at 631.319.7891, and let us know you’re curious about getting Invisalign in Rocky Point, NY.

Additional resources for Invisalign patients

  1. Colgate, What Do Invisalign Braces Cost? Are They Worth It? https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/adult-orthodontics/what-do-invisalign-braces-cost-are-they-worth-it-0113
  2. Angie’s List, How Much Do Adult Braces Cost? https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-much-do-adult-braces-cost.htm
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