How Expensive Is Invisalign? | Is It Worth It?

If you’ve followed our blog in the past or if you know anything about orthodontics, you’re probably familiar with Invisalign braces.  They seem to be growing in popularity each year thanks to the benefits they offer over traditional braces.

It is common knowledge that Invisalign is the pricier option of the two, but the big question everyone wants to ask is “is it worth it?”  We’d like to take a moment to shed a little light on this subject and help you come to a conclusion.

Before we dig in, it’s important to note that Invisalign may not be right for everyone.  It varies on a case by case basis according to your budget, orthodontic needs, and personal preferences.  It is of the utmost importance that you take time to discuss this with your family orthodontist in WNY before you decide what braces are right for you.

So How Expensive IS Invisalign?

Of course not every orthodontic treatment is the same so it can be difficult to give an exact quote without knowing the specifics.  Simply put, teeth that need longer treatment will be more expensive because they will need more aligners to complete the straightening process.  To give a rough estimate, the Invisalign company website suggests that typical treatments are in the range of $3500 to $8000.

How Do Invisalign Braces Compare?

If you’re unfamiliar with the cost of a normal orthodontic treatment this may sound quite expensive but it’s not much more than regular braces.  In fact, the cost of traditional metal braces average anywhere from $2500 to $7000. While you may be able to save a few bucks, traditional braces are a lot less “user friendly.”  Invisalign braces are widely considered to be more comfortable, easier to maintain and all-around more convenient. If you’re not convinced, here’s 3 key examples of the benefits of the Invisalign straightening process.

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  • On average shorter length of treatment compared to traditional metal brackets
  • No need to schedule regular appointments to adjust fitting.  We just send you your next aligner every couple of weeks.
  • No food restrictions!  Aligners can be removed during meals and replaced after a thorough brushing.

Is it Worth It?

This is the most important question and is one you’ll have to answer for yourself.  Now that we’ve highlighted some of the major differences between Invisalign and standard braces, you can make an informed decision.  In collaboration with your family orthodontist in WNY, Dr. Rand, you can decide whether Invisalign is right for you and if the added convenience is worth the additional cost.

Our staff, lead by Dr. Rand, wants to make sure you understand all the options you have to get that smile you’ve always wanted.  If you’ve thought about getting Invisalign braces in the past, hopefully this article helped paint a clearer picture of the costs and benefits.  If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appoint, give us a call today!

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