Invisalign Prices and Payment Options in Chattanooga
By Damien Armstrong on October 01, 2013
If you want to have a smile that makes great first impressions, it's important that your teeth are straight and properly aligned. Not everyone is born with that sort of smile, however. A little crookedness and misalignment are not uncommon. Thankfully there are many options for orthodontic treatment that can help you get the best smile possible. One particularly popular treatment out there right now is Invisalign.
The team at our cosmetic dentistry gets many questions about Invisalign treatment. Right now we'd like to go over some of the basics, with special attention paid to the cost of Invisalign and how patients can pay for treatment.
Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten teeth without the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Instead, patients wear clear plastic aligner trays. These aligners are practically invisible when in place and can be removed easily for eating, drinking, cleaning, and social occasions.
Average Cost of Invisalign
The average cost of Invisalign treatment can actually vary somewhat for a number of different reasons. It's because of this that we actually don't feel that providing a national average cost or even a general price range would be accurate. Instead, be sure to meet with your current dentist or visit our practice and inquire about the cost of treatment given your current dental health needs. A personalized price quote is always best.
Factors Affecting Invisalign
The following factors may affect the total cost of your Invisalign treatment:
- The geographic location of the practice
- The credentials/training of the dentist
- The complexity of the patient's case
- The need for combination treatments
- Special promotions unique to a given practice
Does Invisalign cost more than traditional braces?
No, actually. This is a common misconception about Invisalign given its convenience and popularity. In general, braces and Invisalign tend to cost the same amount. The above factors apply, of course.
Insurance Coverage and Invisalign
Since Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment rather than a purely cosmetic one, it is often covered by dental insurance. It's important that you check with your insurance provider about this since policies and coverage vary from provider to provider.
Financing Options for Invisalign
If the total cost of Invisalign treatment does prove prohibitively expensive for an individual or a household, there are options to consider for payment. One popular option is monthly financing. This payment plan works much like a traditional loan or credit card. The practice partners with a trusted lending institution that pays for the total cost of the treatment up front. The patient is then responsible for paying back the lender every month. An interest rate will apply to the cost of the loan.
Before committing to any procedure or payment options, we'll make sure that you understand everything in full so that any choice that you make about dental care is an empowered and informed one.
Learn More About Invisalign
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our Chattanooga dental care center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental appearance and overall wellness.
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