What Do Invisalign Braces Cost? Are They Worth It?

Are you considering Invisalign braces? Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of the typical metal braces. Invisalign has quickly revolutionized the orthodontics world. Now patients have a different option besides ugly metal brackets. Invisalign involves wearing a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position. Patients who would have never considered braces before are now giving Invisalign a shot. For many people, though, the choice comes down to cost. How much do Invisalign braces cost? Are they worth the money, or are you better off going the traditional route?

The typical price of Invisalign braces is usually a bit higher than regular braces. The average cost for Invisalign, according to the manufacturer, is between £2,500 and £5,500. Your dentist or orthodontist can give you a better estimate of the price. The factors that come into play are the extent of the alignment your teeth require and how many aligners you need throughout the treatment. The typical cost of regular braces varies widely but is usually in the range of £2,000 – £2,500. Again, the cost varies on a case-by-case basis, depending on your individual needs, and should be discussed with your dentist. Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would regular braces but check with the insurance company first to determine the extent of their coverage.

In the end, it is up to you and your orthodontist to decide which is the best treatment for your individual case. The average Invisalign price is not that much higher than regular braces and the unique advantages Invisalign offers - like being able to take the aligners out to eat and brush your teeth - often outweigh the slight difference in price. If cost is a big concern for you, talk to your dentist about payment options. Many providers will offer flexible monthly payment plans to spread out the Invisalign braces cost over a longer period.

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Top Oral Care Tips Related to ADULT ORTHODONTICS

  • Flossing – creating a flossing routine is important during orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists and hygienists may recommend interdental brushes or floss threaders to make getting in between teeth easier.

  • Brushing routine – using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush are ideal for cleaning teeth with braces. Begin brushing at a 45-degree angle at the gum line using small circular motions. Then place the toothbrush on top of the brackets, angling down to brush on top of each bracket. Finally, reposition the brush to brush the bottom of the bracket as well as the wire, angling the toothbrush up.

  • Fluoride mouthwash – after brushing and flossing, rinse with a fluoride mouthwash to help prevent cavities and white spots.

  • Mouthguards – wear a mouthguard if you play sports. Mouthguards can protect your cheeks and lips from serious cuts and can prevent damage to your braces or orthodontic appliance if you fall down or are hit in the face.

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