The cost of Invisalign® treatment is similar to braces, but that’s where the similarity ends. Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible, so you can keep living your life and caring for your teeth throughout treatment the same way you always have.

Your smile is an investment in yourself.

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.


Your Payment Options


Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatments and may cover up to $3,500 of your treatment cost. Ask us how to use your orthodontic insurance coverage to pay for Invisalign treatment.


Did you know you can apply your flexible spending account toward Invisalign treatment? You can set aside up to $2,550 of your pretax dollars through your FSA and use those funds to help cover the cost of Invisalign treatment.

Payment Plans

We offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans. If your insurance doesn’t cover all of your treatment costs or if cost is a concern for you, discuss your options with us during a free consultation today!