Can You Afford Invisalign?


When you first hear about Invisalign, you love the idea but don’t know if you can afford it. You may think if Invisalign is so great, it probably costs a lot too. Time passes, and Invisalign stays in the back of your mind. Why? You know it works, but you haven’t thoroughly investigated the cost of Invisalign and if Invisalign is affordable. The reality is not every dentist charges the same, and some dentists have different payment plans and options. So Invisalign’s cost may not be as high as you though. Maybe you can afford Invisalign treatment. If this sounds like you, then we have good news.

McAllister Orthodontics in Omaha makes Invisalign affordable by offering customized payment plans to cover the cost of your Invisalign treatment.

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost in 2021?

The cost of your Invisalign treatment is based on the nature of your treatment needs and the skill of your provider. You may only need a minor correction that can be accomplished with a limited set of aligners. If you have more complex needs, you’ll need additional sets of aligners as you progress through treatment. Invisalign is offered by general dentists and orthodontic specialists. Sometimes a dentist will use Invisalign as a way to prepare patients for crowns, bridges, and implants and offer it below their costs. They do this because they make their profits off the other services.

Depending on the situation, the cost of Invisalign can be as low as $2,000 for a minor correction case to more than $6,000 for complicated cases. In Omaha, the average price of Invisalign in a specialty office where the orthodontist has the most experience with aligners and orthodontic tooth movement is between $5,200 and $5,900.

Orthodontists vary greatly in how they make Invisalign affordable to patients. Many offices require a large down payment because the up-front lab fee is very expensive. At McAllister Orthodontics in Omaha, we offer very flexible, interest-free financing options to match virtually any budget.

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How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Invisalign?

You’re investing in Invisalign to achieve a very specific outcome. If you want high-quality care during your treatment and exceptional results in the shortest time possible, you should see an orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment. You should expect to pay between $5,000 and $6,000 over a two-year treatment period for this level of care. Keep in mind that if your treatment can be completed in significantly less time, it may cost as little as $3,000. The lab and overhead costs associated with Invisalign make it difficult to offer it less than this.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost with Insurance?

Most dental insurance plans with orthodontic benefits will provide a maximum lifetime benefit of $1,000 to $2,000 toward orthodontic care per family member. The benefit will be subtracted from the amount of the orthodontic cost that comes out of your pocket but will not change the orthodontist’s cost if the orthodontist does not have a contract with your insurance company. If your orthodontist has a contract with your insurance company, there may be a negotiated or discounted rate that can further reduce your cost.

How Much Do You Have to Pay Upfront for Invisalign?

Your down payment will vary greatly depending on your provider. Some providers will ask you for as much as $2,500 down to get started. Other offices require two or three larger payments at the beginning to avoid asking for one large lump sum in the beginning. They do this to cover the high upfront lab costs of Invisalign. At McAllister Orthodontics in Omaha, we treat Invisalign patients like braces and offer flexible down payment and financing option that matches your budget.

Can You Get Invisalign on a Payment Plan?

Not every provider offers financing or payment plans for Invisalign. Most general dental offices are less likely to offer any kind of financing or payment plans. They typically require costs to be paid at the time of service. In our office, we operate on a payment model that’s catered to our patients and offer flexibility in both down payments and monthly payments for Invisalign and all of our treatment offerings.

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Paying for Invisalign on a Monthly Payment Plan

A monthly payment plan is typically arranged between you and your provider. The nice thing about the monthly plan is it spreads out the cost of your Invisalign treatment over the length of your treatment. Instead of putting down a large down payment or paying in just a few big installments, a monthly payment plan can be customized through an agreement with your provider. Not all providers offer this option. Make sure you know what type of payment options your provider offers before your consultation to make sure it’s flexible enough to meet your needs.

What are the Different Ways to Pay for Invisalign?

Payment methods for Invisalign costs span from cash, checks, major credit cards, Care Credit, and insurance. Paying for Invisalign is like paying for any dental treatment. The available payment methods will depend on your provider. At McAllister, we accept all of the above-mentioned forms of payment, which can be paid towards your payments on your payment plan if you have set one up.

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How does McAllister Orthodontics Make Invisalign Affordable compared to other providers?

The initial Invisalign lab fees are fairly expensive. To make Invisalign as affordable as possible for our patients, we don’t pass on the additional costs. So, as a result, at McAllister Orthodontics, you can choose Invisalign for the cost of traditional braces. Your payment plan is flexible and customized to your budget and needs. By offering patients creative financing solutions, it’s our goal to make a beautiful smile available to everyone, whether you choose Invisalign or braces.