We see many patients for Invisalign in Cupertino, and it’s easy to understand why—Invisalign is a more comfortable, convenient, and discreet alternative to conventional orthodontic braces. Unlike traditional braces, which use a system of brackets and wires to push and pull teeth into place, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that gently shift teeth into alignment. Below, we answer some of the most common questions patients have about the cost of Invisalign.
What does Invisalign cost in Cupertino, CA?
The cost of Invisalign in Cupertino ranges from $3000 to $7000, depending on the number of aligners required and the length of your treatment. Patients who need significant orthodontic correction will require more aligners and longer treatment times than patients who only have slight misalignments. During your consultation with Dr. Senft, we’ll let you know how many aligners you’ll need, the duration of your treatment, and the total cost.
Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?
When comparing Invisalign to other discreet treatment options like ceramic braces (sometimes known as clear braces) and lingual braces, Invisalign is usually less expensive. The cost of Invisalign is often comparable to traditional metal braces—it can be slightly more or occasionally slightly less, depending on your orthodontic needs.
How much does Invisalign cost with insurance?
The cost of Invisalign with insurance depends on your dental insurance plan. If you have a plan that covers orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is likely covered up to the cost of what would be covered for traditional metal braces, although it’s important to note that this isn’t always the case. According to Invisalign, dental insurance may pay up to $3500 towards treatment costs. Our office staff is happy to help you understand your insurance benefits and any out-of-pocket costs you may be responsible for.
Is Invisalign worth getting?
Yes, Invisalign is worth getting. While most patients pursue treatment for cosmetic reasons, correcting bite issues and misalignment can improve your oral health too. Straighter teeth are easier to brush and floss, while a proper bite ensures that your teeth don’t suffer from abnormal wear or stress. Invisalign is also worth getting because you deserve to have an orthodontic treatment option that you’re comfortable with! If you’ll feel self-conscious with metal braces, there’s no reason to go two or more years feeling that way when Invisalign is virtually invisible.
Is there a cheaper alternative to Invisalign?
We know there are some DIY options out there that present themselves as a cheaper alternative to Invisalign, but orthodontic treatment is serious and it’s important to be seeing a dentist to monitor your progress and provide you with personalized treatment.
How can I pay for Invisalign?
You can use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to pay for Invisalign treatment. We also offer no interest and low minimum monthly payment financing options through CareCredit.