COST OF INVISALIGN
How much does Invisalign cost?
Invisalign in Chicago usually costs $3500-$5400 total.
At Archer Dental believe that dental care should be accessible. Here you can get an understanding of the price of clear aligners at our clinic.
Here you can find examples of payment options and Invisalign cost for different cases which will help you get a good estimate of how much you should expect to pay for the full treatment.
Just like traditional braces, the cost of treatment varied case by case. Some factors that may affect cost include things like the severity of alignment issues, treatment time, how well the patient adheres to treatment and experience level of the orthodontist.
Also, understanding potential associated costs will help you sort through your options later.
Associated costs of Invisalign
When you pay for your Invisalight treatment you’re paying for (1) the clear aligner trays themselves and (2) the labor costs of your doctor, assistants and cost of technology needed to perform your treatment.
At Archer Dental we use 3D cone beam X-ray and iTero intraoral scanner to perform a complete diagnosis of each case. This technology allows out doctors to create the most comprehensive treatment plan. Moreover, you will even be able to see how your smile will look before you even begin the treatment!
Some orthodontists may ask $100-200 for the initial consultation. At Archer Dental your consultation is free.
Some patients might require continuing treatment via nighttime retainer for some months after initial treatment. After care costs are small, however, it's something you should ask your orthodontist before you begin your treatment.
Some patients with less severe alignment issues may qualify for a "lighter" version called "Invisalign Express". The program costs less and has a shorter treatment time.
Invisalign Express cost
If your teeth need minimum straightening Invisalign Express might be a good option for you. If your teeth started to move back after previous orthodontic treatment, or you have small spaces between your teeth that you want to correct, this might be a great option for you. Treatment is predictably faster and more affordable.
Invisalign Express can cost $1,500-3000, depending on the amount of clear aligners you will require.
How to save money on Invisalign aligners
This definitely will require some creativity.
Both braces and Invisalign are considered a luxury service. Therefore, there are not many options available for those looking to buy them.
Many people ask "Will Medicare or Medicaid help me pay for Invisalign braces?" The answer is "probably not".
Medicare will not help pay for Invisalign treatment, because usually it is for those at least 65 years old and will only cover emergency-related costs. Medicaid this is probably a losing option as well. Once again, government assisted programs usually focus on emergencies and treatments that are absolutely necessary.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
During past couple of years, dental insurance plans are more open to covering orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. You should do your research and talk with your insurance company, because there is a possibility you will be able to save money on Invisalign through your plan. The cap on most plans is $1,000-1,500 per year, but there are dental insurance plans that cover braces and have a limit of $3,500 or more.
Best Invisalign Prices in Chicago
Invisalign Express 5
Cost-effective treatment for minor crowding and spacing. Only upper OR lower teeth.
Invisalign Express 5 Upper and Lower
Minor corrections treatment option for upper and lower teeth.
Invisalign Express 7
Minor crowding, spacing, or pre-restorative corrections that can be addressed in 7 or fewer stages of aligners. Only upper OR lower teeth.
Invisalign Express 7 Upper and Lower
Minor crowding, spacing, or pre-restorative corrections for upper and lower teeth. Projected treatment time: up to 6 months.
Problems like mild overcrowding, spaces, and alignment issues can be easily fixed with Invisalign Lite.
Maximum of 14 aligner trays. Projected treatment time: 7 months.
Projected treatment time: 12 to 24 months, varies by case. Additional Aligners available at no additional charge for 5 years