How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

By Dr. Ray Chow on July 15, 2019

Clear Invisalign orthodontic aligner traysIf you are a teen or an adult with crooked teeth, you have more options for orthodontic care than traditional braces. Rather than turn to brackets and wires, numerous patients at our Victoria, BC practice are interested in Invisalign®. Invisalign is an orthodontic option that uses removable clear aligners to straighten teeth, allowing patients to eat their favorite foods and clean their teeth with ease.

Dr. Ray T. Chow receives a lot of questions about Invisalign, and many of them are about the cost of treatment. The team at Elements Dental would like to go over some basics about Invisalign pricing and the cost of state-of-the-art orthodontic care. This should help you understand some of the key topics when it comes to the price tag on dental procedures.

The Average Cost of Invisalign

The average cost of Invisalign has a wide price range. At some practices in the area, the cost of treatment can be as low as $3,000 or as high as $7,000. There are numerous reasons for this range in cost, which we’ll detail below.

The cost of your Invisalign procedure can be discussed in more detail during a consultation at our practice, which will include a breakdown of the costs involved in care.

How Does Invisalign Cost Compare to Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces typically range in price from $2,000 to $6,000. One the whole, braces are more affordable than Invisalign, though the convenience of Invisalign tends to justify the higher yet comparable price tag for many patients.

Complicated Orthodontic Cases Require More Treatment

If you require more extensive orthodontic work, the cost of Invisalign tends to be higher. People with simpler orthodontic care needs will have more affordable treatment overall.

Location Makes a Difference

Location is a key factor in many life decisions, and it can have an effect on the cost of Invisalign. In cities with a higher cost of living, Invisalign treatment typically costs more. Some Victoria, BC patients consider smaller cities and towns as they comparison shop for dental procedures.

The Dentist/Orthodontist Makes a Difference

More experienced and trusted dentists/orthodontists typically charge more for their work than less experienced dental professionals. This isn’t to say that the most expensive Invisalign procedure is best, but it could indicate how good the level of patient care is at a practice.

Special Promotions at a Dental Practice

Sometimes a dental centre has a special promotional price for dentistry procedures. This includes discounts on Invisalign, or packaging Invisalign with cosmetic dentistry services when the orthodontic treatment is completed.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

As you’re weighing the cost and the convenience of Invisalign, you may wonder if the procedure is ideal for you and your needs. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation at our practice. We can answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you understand the benefits of invisible orthodontics.

Learn More About Invisalign

For more information about Invisalign and whether or not it’s an ideal treatment option for you, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist. The Victoria, BC team at Elements Dental can be reached by phone at (250) 382-5233.

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