Many of our Bergen County Invisalign patients have questions before starting their treatment, and one of the most common is, “How much does Invisalign cost?” While most patients find Invisalign to be well worth the cost because of its comfort, ease, and invisibility, some wonder if the cost of aligner therapy is worth it or if they should instead opt for metal braces. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Invisalign pricing and answered them below.
What does Invisalign cost in Bergen County?
Depending on the duration of your treatment and the number of aligners you need, the cost of Invisalign in Bergen County will range from $3,000 to $7,000 or more. As you would imagine, if your teeth need more correction, you’ll need more aligners and a longer treatment time than someone whose needs are minor. The great thing about Invisalign is that it’s a very predictable system, so during your consultation, we’ll be able to tell you how many aligners you’ll need and how much your treatment will cost.
Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?
It can be. If you’re just looking at discreet orthodontic treatment options—usually Invisalign, lingual braces, and ceramic braces—Invisalign comes out on top in terms of cost. Invisalign is generally similar in price to conventional metal braces, costing either slightly more or less than traditional braces. This depends on your orthodontic needs and the cost of metal braces as determined by your orthodontist.
How much does Invisalign cost with insurance?
For those with dental insurance, the cost of Invisalign will often be covered if your insurance covers the cost of orthodontic treatment. Usually, the amount covered is up to the price of metal braces. This isn’t always the case, though, so we recommend that you double-check with your insurance provider.
Is Invisalign worth getting?
Invisalign is well worth the investment! Most people choose Invisalign for aesthetic purposes, but it also improves oral health because straighter teeth are easier to keep clean and an improved bite reduces the likelihood of damage from abnormal wear. Few (if any) of our adult patients are enthusiastic about the prospect of wearing metal braces for two to three years, particularly when Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and, in most cases, just as effective. For many people, this alone makes Invisalign worth getting!
Is there a cheaper alternative to Invisalign?
When patients ask us about less expensive alternatives to Invisalign, they typically mean the heavily advertised at-home and DIY solutions that promise a lower price tag and no need for visits to the dentist. If this sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. Orthodontic treatment, including aligner therapy, requires in-person care from a trained dentist. Without this, it can cause serious damage to your teeth and gums.