This is understandably one of our most asked questions at VCCID. Everyone wants to know – ‘How much does Invisalign cost in Vancouver?’ Invisalign is a highly sought after treatment and it’s a very popular, relatively new orthodontic service. The cost of Invisalign can certainly vary from patient to patient, however, treatment costs generally range between $4000-$12000 for Invisalign in Vancouver. In general, it is roughly 7-8K on average. Invisalign treatment cost is comparatively similar to the cost of braces, but the treatments differ greatly.
Want to find out more about the two treatments compare? Read our post on Invisalign vs braces for a full review of the two must popular orthodontic treatment options.
Invisalign can be slightly more costly but the convenience and aesthetic benefit of Invisalign make it a popular choice, regardless of the price comparison. Invest in yourself with Invisalign treatment that will greatly improve the look and longevity of your smile.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign works by using clear, custom-fitted aligners to slowly move your teeth into place. This is a relatively new and innovative treatment in orthodontics and is most frequently compared to braces for both the price and effectiveness.
Invisalign is discreet and offers comfort while also aligning the teeth. Your dentist will perform x-rays and 3D imaging to form a replica of your mouth and jaw. Then, clear, plastic aligners are molded to perfectly fit your mouth.
These aligners are designed to slowly shift your teeth back into place and they need to be changed and tightened with regular check-in visits with your dentist. Here is an article we wrote recently that shares an in-depth analysis on how Invisalign works.
Invisalign treatment times can be as fast as 6 months to up to 2 years. Therefore, the cost is based largely on the amount of work that needs to be done to move the teeth into place.
If the case is simple, and there is only minor tooth movement required, the costs will be lower on average.
If the full mouth of teeth needs to be aligned or if the patient has an extreme case of misalignment, Invisalign treatment can be more costly – depending on what is involved to achieve the desired result. The best way to determine the cost of Invisalign for your treatment case is to talk with your dentist or orthodontist.
Cost Factors In Invisalign Treatment
- Consultation – creating your treatment plan
- 3D digital imaging software
- Creation of custom aligners
- Clinic visits and adjustments
- Retainers after treatment
Is Invisalign Worth It?
If you are looking for an aesthetic way to effectively align your smile – Invisalign is most definitely worth it. Invisalign is very popular among adults who did not receive orthodontic treatment growing up, or whose teeth shifted back out of alignment from childhood. Invisalign gives patients the freedom to smile and feel confident while undergoing tooth alignment treatment.
They are often seen as far more aesthetic than traditional metal braces and they are comfortable, there is no metal and they are fitted perfectly to your teeth. Similarly, Invisalign aligners are also removable.
They need to be worn for at least 22h a day, however, they can be removed during meals. As a result, there are no eating restrictions on Invisalign.
Payment Options for Invisalign
Braces and Invisalign treatment are not always covered by health care plans. However, orthodontic work can be covered up to 50% in certain cases. We suggest discussing your options with your provider to determine what is and is not covered by your benefits plan.
It is also possible to use a payment plan to pay for your Invisalign treatment. Because, you pay low monthly costs, rather than one bulk payment. However, the payment plan option makes Invisalign accessible to anyone looking to align their smile.
Ask Us About The Cost Of Invisalign In Vancouver
Our knowledgeable team at VCCID is always happy to help answer your questions about the costs and details of the treatments we offer. If you are thinking of getting Invisalign or if you feel like you would be a good candidate for tooth alignment, contact us and book a consultation.
Invisalign treatment is an investment in yourself, your smile, and your personal confidence. Call us at (604) 434 0248 to book today and take that first step towards a stunning smile.