How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect are brand names for clear aligners and the cost varies depending on individual cases. Invisalign cost treatments varies depending on whether you have private health insurance dental cover with dental treatments such as orthodontics.
Invisalign are a set of aligners that are excellent alternatives to traditional braces. At Grand Dental, we refer to them as clear aligners. By wearing multiple sets of clear aligners over time, Invisalign or ClearCorrect aligners move your teeth by applying gentle pressure to them. The full treatment can take less time than metal braces, while still being able to straighten your teeth just as effectively. The length of treatment affects the final cost.
What is the cost of Invisalign braces (clear aligner braces)?
The cost of Invisalign is similar to that of traditional braces; however, the price will vary depending on:
- The reason you need/want treatment
- Your orthodontic case dictate how long the treatment will take
What is the cost of Invisalign in Australia?
Compared to traditional metal braces, a lengthy Invisalign treatment can be more expensive because of the complex process of creating custom mouthpieces, including consultations and adjustments. The general cost of Invisalign aligners in Australia can start from $4,000 and up, which can be less when compared to orthodontic treatments such as lingual or ceramic braces.
To get the most accurate estimate of what Invisalign will cost you and payment plans, visit Grand Dental for a consultation for your orthodontic treatment plans.
Factors that can influence the cost of clear aligners (Invisalign cost)
The entire treatment cost can vary because some orthodontic issues are more severe and complex than others. Some cases require additional consultations (sometimes even surgery) before the clear aligners can be moulded.
During treatment, you may need a lengthier treatment time, which means wearing extra aligners to adjust your bite, affecting the final cost.
Your type of private health care insurance can also impact the cost of your clear aligners (Invisalign or ClearCorrect). If you don’t have private healthcare, Medicare does not cover cosmetic orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. There are exceptions to this where your teeth’s alignment impacts your well-being and quality of life.
Your private health insurance may not necessarily cover types of braces such as Invisalign, so check with your private health care. Invisalign will be categorised as major dental in your plan and is usually only offered as part of your extras cover. Your private health care fund may provide rebates, which can decrease the amount you have to pay out of pocket. At Grand Dental, we offer orthodontics payment plans to spread out your payments over several months or years.
Does Invisalign (clear aligner) hurt?
Most patients experience a small amount of pressure on their teeth when they first get their aligners or when they get new aligners. This pain is normal and only temporary. Invisalign clear aligners move teeth gently and more gradually than other kinds of braces, so there is less pain.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Specialised computer software and 3D images of your teeth are used to plan each movement and the force required for each tooth to move them into the desired positions. The software also calculates the order in which teeth should be moved. All the information the software determines can be used to estimate how many aligners you will need and how long the treatment will take.
Are Invisalign clear aligners for me?
Depending on the complexity of the orthodontic problem, Invisalign may be the ideal option to straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can continue eating and cleaning your teeth as usual. The main advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are virtually invisible, which means that you don’t have to be self-conscious or hide your smile.
If you are thinking of getting Invisalign, call our team at Grand Dental for a consultation to get the most accurate estimate of what clear aligners will cost you, including payment plans and options to save you money.