Invisalign Cost from Dr. Stephenson
There are a variety of methods to treat crooked teeth, protruding teeth, overbites, and underbites. Dr.Stephenson recommends Invisalign as a modern alternative to metal braces. Invisalign is the brand name for clear-aligner treatment with clear aligner orthodontic devices. Using X-rays and impressions of a person’s teeth and gums, correcting via clear braces begins with a computer graphic representation of the projected teeth movements.
Will Invisalign work for me?
Each person has a unique smile with a corresponding treatment plan. Schedule a consultation in our San Leandro office and a graphic representation is completed, Dr. Stephenson will be able to determine whether Invisalign is the right corrective method for you. Whether you are a teenager or an older adult, clear aligners can be affective as long as the patient follows the treatment plan. In some extensive bite changes or jaw surgery cases, Invisalign may not be recommended.
What’s the Average Cost of Invisalign?
Traditional braces costs range from $3000-$8000. How much do invisalign braces cost? Comparably, Invisalign at our office is in the same range, not to exceed $4950. The exact price of invisalign can be determined after a free consultation. The more complexity in a teeth alignment process, the more expensive the cost of the clear braces. However, the cost of an accelerated Invisalign technique treatment cost is the same price (no additional fees).
In addition, dental insurance plans may cover the cost Invisalign treatment just as they would metal braces. Our office in San Leandro, East bay, can work with your insurance to determine the price and coverage amount before proceeding with the treatment. Discuss with our office on our affordable payment plans to find the best solution for you.
The Price of Braces vs Invisalign
There are many orthodontic treatment options to straighten teeth. Metal braces range from $3000-8000. Lingual braces is an orthodontic treatment where the metal brackets are placed on in the inner sides of the teeth. Lingual braces cost range can be anywhere from $8000-$10,000. Clear ceramic braces are much like metal braces, except the brackets are larger and colored white or clear. The cost for ceramic braces ranges from $4000-$8000 (not affordable!). Dr. Stephenson offers a competitive price for Invisalign and other clear braces treatment plans in the San Leandro, East Bay Area.
How much do I have to pay? What about the retainer cost?
The price may range from $1950 to a maximum of $4950. This price includes all records, x-rays, and retainers. The average Invisalign retainer cost between $400-500. With Invisalign, or other clear braces, the treatment plan focuses on the use of the clear aligners. Each aligner is custom made to fit your mouth and progress your teeth straightening. The aligners are made from a BPA-free plastic that are removable. A big advantage for clear aligners is that they can be removed when you eat, brush your teeth and floss. Nevertheless the aligners need to be worn 22 hours a day in order to effectively move teeth, a small price to pay for nice teeth. Over the recent years, the aligner trays have improved impressively. The new material is more elastic so that teeth can move easier. For active patients, the clear aligners can be worn during sporting activities without having to worry about cuts from brackets.
Before and After Photos
Here are our patients’ before and after photos. A picture is worth a thousand words, so these photo review speak for themselves. Each patient takes a before photo to document the starting point of the teeth alignment. The day of completion, the after photo shows how much progress each patient has made.