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Cost of Invisalign in San Francisco

Are you considering Invisalign treatment? You are probably wondering what the cost of Invisalign will be before you start treatment. The average cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,500 to $6,000. Invisalign costs slightly more than traditional braces, but each patient is different, and this can depend on a variety of factors.

If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign and the costs associated with treatment, give our office a call today to schedule a consultation.

Cost of Invisalign

Factors That Affect the Cost of Orthodontic Treatments

Severity of Alignment

Patients who have a more complex case will require a longer treatment time. This can cause the cost of treatment to be higher. It is also important to note that just because you have a more severe case, Invisalign won’t always be more expensive than traditional metal braces.

Additional Treatment

Depending on the severity of the patient's misaligned teeth, other oral health procedures may be included in your treatment plan before or after Invisalign. This can add to the overall cost of your treatment and can increase your investment. Additional dental treatments can include tooth extractions, dental implants, and teeth whitening to get you the beautiful smile you desire.

Treatment Time

The average treatment time for Invisalign aligners is about one year, but some patients can finish their treatment in as little as six months. The longer the treatment time, the more expensive it will be.

Number of Aligner Trays

Just like treatment time can increase based on how severe your crooked teeth are, the number of plastic aligner trays will too. When you have a severe case, you will require more aligner trays to properly shift your smile into place. The more trays you need, the higher your treatment cost will be.

Patient's Insurance Coverage

Not every dental insurance provider covers orthodontics the same. Depending on your orthodontic coverage, your out-of-pocket costs for Invisalign can vary greatly. Some dental plans cover a good portion of the cost, and some providers will cover nothing.

Paying for Orthodontic Care

Monthly Payment Plans

Some people prefer to pay for their orthodontic treatment over time rather than all at once. This allows them to spread out the payments, so they don't feel overwhelmed by the amount they owe. Our practice offers payment options through CareCredit. This allows patients to make interest-free monthly payments over a period of time.

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance plans may cover a portion of Invisalign costs. Coverage for Invisalign is generally the same as it is for traditional braces or other alternatives. We always suggest that you contact your insurance company prior to treatment to confirm your coverage and if they cover Invisalign.

Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts

These accounts allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars each month to pay for medical expenses. HSAs and FSAs are both pre-tax accounts that can be used to cover the cost of dental care and other medical expenses. You are able to use these funds to pay for your Invisalign treatment.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Dentist

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and how it can help your oral health, please call our dental office today to schedule your initial consultation. We will be happy to discuss your treatment goals and answer any questions you may have.