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True Cost of Invisalign

"Good words are worth much and cost little." -- George Herbert

The exact price of Invisalign braces, just like any other dental proceedure, is based on your individual condition. And just like using any state-of-the-art technology, results vary with the expertise of the practicioner.

The parent website for Invisalign provides a convient calculator for identifying the price for treatment. The calculator uses uses the national average of all variants of Invisalign in addition to your employers flexible spending account, down payment, any insurance you may have, and interest rate on possible loans.

General dentists often use Invisalign Express, which is a lower priced solution for less complex orthodontic cases. General dentists will refer complex cases to trained orthodontic specialists. These specialists handle hundreds of cases per year and can often use Invisalign Technology to straighten your teeth where a dentist might not think it was possible.

Align Technology makes Invisalign available to nearly all dentists. In 2002, Invisalign was made available to general practitioner dentists and in mid-2003, leading dental schools began adding Invisalign to their curriculum. In 2005, Align introduced Invisalign Express (now Invisalign Express 10), a lower priced solution for less complex orthodontic cases.

In 2010, Align introduced Invisalign G3, a revolutionary set of innovations engineered to deliver even better clinical results. Orthodontic Dental Specialists can now use these new tools to make it easier to treat Class II & III patients with Invisalign, SmartForce® features for more predictable tooth movements, and new ClinCheck 3.0 software designed to reduce ClinCheck® treatment plan revisions.

Remember, shopping for Orthodontic Treatment is a very personal thing. While many practicioners use Invisalign, shopping for the least-cost orthodontic service may not net you the results or the level of discomfort that you deem tollerable. Most orthodontists now perform enough cases of Invisalign that their costs have dropped below that of traditional wire and bracket braces.

If you wondering how to get the best balance of price, speed, and quality of orthodontic treatment just follow these 3 easy steps:

  • Talk to your dentist and get their recommendation
  • Find a 3 or 4 high ranking orthodontic websites on Google and ask them how many cases each doctor personally handles per year
  • Search the internet for that doctor's name and see what others have to say
  • Schedule a free orthodontic consult with as many of the doctors as you need until you are satisfied you have met one that is a good match for you.

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