The cost of Invisalign® treatment is usually less that metal braces because the treatment is usually faster. But the biggest advantage is not the cost of Invisalign - it is the comfort!  Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable, affordable, removable and virtually invisible. You can eat whatever you want and continue to brush and floss as you do now.

Most dental insurance plans will cover the cost Invisalign treatment just as they would metal braces. Our office in San Leandro in the East Bay can work with you to determine your insurance plan benefits and coverage amount before treatment. 

Before and After:


Your smile is an investment in yourself.

Traditional metal braces usually costs from $3000-$8000, depending upon how long the treatment takes and if teeth are extracted. 

But how much does Invisalign orthodontics cost?  

In our office, the cost of genuine Invisalign treatment is never more than $5290, even for the most difficult cases. Many times the treatment is much less for easier cases. The exact price of Invisalign is determined during a free consultation with Dr. Stephenson at our San Leandro office.  He will also estimate how long treatment will take.

More good news: The cost of an accelerated Invisalign treatment is the same as regular treatment (no additional fees).

We have several payment plans available including an interest-free plan with payments over 24 months. We also have other plans with very low payments for up to 60 months.

We work to make your great new smile something you can afford!

The Price of Braces vs Invisalign?

There are several different orthodontic treatment options to straighten teeth.  Metal braces range from $3000-8000. "Lingual Braces" are an orthodontic treatment where the metal brackets are placed on in the inner, tongue side 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 $5000-$10,000. 

Are they Worth it? How much should I pay?

Dr. Stephenson's fee for genuine Invisalign treatment is never more than $5290, even for the most difficult cases. Fees are often much less for less complicated cases.

Hidden Fees

Our fees always include any necessary x-rays, all records, any case refinements and a set of genuine Invisalign retainers.

At our office, the fees are usually less than other offices in the San Leandro East Bay area because we does so many cases.  Before starting any treatment, we recommend to ask your dentist about all the fees, so you aren't surprised midway through. 

Before and After Treatment

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How much do I have to pay? What about the retainer cost?

The price may range from $1950 to a maximum of $5290, less any dental insurance benefits. This price includes the entire cost of treatment and retainers - there are no add-on or extra fees.  The first set of retainers is always included at no cost with treatment done in our office.  A replacement set of genuine Invisalign retainers (one upper and one lower) is $366.  

A much better deal for replacement retainers are four sets (4 upper and 4 lower) Invisalign Vivera retainers is $589. 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 in our San Leandro Invisalign office with a free consultation today!