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How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

May 21st, 2024

Invisalign technology is a groundbreaking invention that has forever changed tooth alignment technology. Compared to traditional braces, clear aligners from Invisalign give patients a new modern, discreet, and comfortable method for straightening teeth.

This blog will dive into the details of what an Invisalign treatment can entail.

women smiling and holding an Invisalign aligner

How Does Invisalign Work?

The patient will have custom medical-grade clear thermoplastic aligners designed based on a 3D scan of their teeth. Based on the condition of their teeth, the patient will receive a treatment plan that maps out their current and final positioning of their teeth. 

Every few weeks, the patient receives a new set of aligners, each slightly different from the last. With each new set of aligners, the patient’s teeth gradually align into the perfect position.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Invisalign Treatment Duration?

Invisalign treatment duration varies from case to case. The more complex the patient’s case, meaning overly crowded or gapped teeth, the longer the treatment plan will take. 

Minor adjustments can finish as fast as six months, while the more complex cases can take up to 24 months. On average, an Invisalign treatment plan will last roughly 12-18 months. 

Wearing The Aligners

For the best results, Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day. They should only be removed when eating, drinking beverages, or performing dental hygiene routines like brushing or flossing.

a women putting on an Invisalign teeth aligner

How Much Will Invisalign Cost?

An Invisalign treatment plan can cost anywhere from CAD $4200 to $6500. The actual cost will be different from case to case.

Factors Affecting Invisalign Cost

The most significant factor that affects the cost of an Invisalign treatment is the complexity of the alignment required. If a patient’s teeth are extremely misaligned, the treatment would require more sets of aligners to realign the orientation of the teeth. On the other hand, if the patient’s case requires minor alignment, the overall treatment will range in the lower cost spectrum compared to a more severe treatment plan. 

The most accurate way to determine how much an Invisalign treatment plan will cost is to visit a professional and get an exact quote. Your dentist or orthodontist will first take a 3d scan of your teeth and create a digital treatment plan that will determine how long the treatment will take and how many sets of aligners are required to reach the end goal.

dental technician holding an Invisalign retainer

Is Invisalign better than braces?

It’s essential to remember that not every case can be solved with Invisalign. That being said, yes, Invisalign is better than braces for many reasons. 

Consider these pros and cons when comparing the two:

Invisalign vs Braces

Visibility: as the name reflects, Invisalign is nearly invisible, making it a discreet and aesthetic alternative to straightening your teeth. 

Convenience: Invisalign aligners are easily removable, making it easy to brush, floss and more importantly eat. 

Comfort: Invisalign is made of a smooth material, making it less painful and irritating for the patient compared to braces.

Effectiveness: although Invisalign treatment is generally shorter and more efficient, braces are a better and more practical option for patients with a more complex case of misalignment.

Treatment Duration: while traditional braces can last two to three years, an Invisalign treatment can last six to eighteen months.

Cost: Depends on the complexity of misalignment, but generally Invisalign can be more expensive than braces, and for good reason. You are paying for a more efficient, discreet, and pain free treatment process. 

doctors hands holding two Invisalign retainers

Straightening your teeth can be a decision that will change your confidence and appearance forever. The invention of Invisalign technology now allows patients a more modern approach to  the traditional, bulky braces.

Although Invisalign may be more expensive than traditional braces, it’s essential to consider the pros that accompany it. Invisalign is aesthetic and comfortable and generally has a faster treatment duration than conventional braces. 

If you are deciding between the two and are unsure about the exact pricing of Invisalign treatment, contact us for a consultation! We will guide you every step of the way to make sure Invisalign is the right treatment choice for you.

 

FAQ

No, chewing gum is not recommended while wearing your Invisalign aligners as the gum can stick to the aligners.

No, you should remove your aligners before eating any snacks or meals.

In some cases, Invisalign can be fast than traditional braces, especially for minor alignments. However, the duration depends on the complexity of the patients case.

No, it is best to remove aligners before drinking coffee to avoid staining the aligners and to maintain proper oral hygiene.

No, smoking is not recommended while wearing Invisalign aligners as while stain the aligners and additionally impact oral health.

No, similar to coffee, tea should be avoided while wearing aligners to prevent staining.

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