Would you like to have straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile? Invisalign is a clear orthodontic treatment that can help you improve the alignment of your bite without having to wear fixed metal braces for a year or more. Adults and teens alike appreciate the subtlety of Invisalign — but it does come at a higher cost than the conventional orthodontic method. Fortunately, people who have dental insurance can often receive some coverage on Invisalign. Financing can help make it more convenient to pay for clear aligner treatments as well — keep reading to learn more about ways to reduce the cost of Invisalign.
How to Make Invisalign Affordable
You don’t have to rule out Invisalign due to financial reasons. Your dentist can talk to you about ways to make Invisalign more affordable for you or your child during an initial consultation. The two most common methods include dental insurance and third-party financing.
Straight teeth contribute to a healthy smile by reducing the risk of nighttime teeth grinding, tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health hazards. This is why dental insurance will often provide some coverage for a new orthodontic treatment (existing orthodontic cases are usually ineligible). Fortunately, these benefits are not limited to just conventional braces — when orthodontic treatment is included in your plan, coverage usually extends to options like Invisalign as well. A dentist who is in-network with your plan can help you determine just how much coverage you are eligible for based on the details of your plan.
Patients who do not have dental insurance can benefit from convenient financing with options like CareCredit. This works like a healthcare financing credit card in that it allows you to make smaller payments on bigger dental bills at the predetermined rate that fits your budget best. Get an instant credit decision when you apply for CareCredit (tip: just like for a regular credit card, applying for CareCredit may affect your credit score — so make sure you are ready first).
Invisalign Is Worth the Investment
The cost of Invisalign varies from patient to patient, but no matter what the final price of yours is, remember that it is well worth the investment in your healthy, beautiful smile! Straight teeth contribute to better oral and overall health for a lifetime. Plus, with assistance from dental insurance or patient financing, you can make it easier to fit clear aligners into your family’s budget. Don’t wait to discuss your payment options with your cosmetic dentist this month!
Meet the Practice
Dr. Michael E. Michel and Dr. Lindsay Biggs offer high-quality, comprehensive dental care from the comfort of Michel Dental. Among their cosmetic, general, and family dentistry services is Invisalign — and their staff are experts in maximizing insurance and working with patient financing to help make orthodontic treatment as affordable as possible. To learn more about Invisalign or how you can pay for it, do not hesitate to get in touch with their office by calling their Topeka office at 785-273-0801.