Are traditional braces cheaper than Invisalign?
There is a lot of debate over traditional braces vs. Invisalign. Which one is cheaper in the long run? And which one is more comfortable? In this blog post, we will compare traditional braces and Invisalign and help you decide which treatment is right for you!
What is Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment where invisible aligners straighten teeth. It is preferred over traditional braces because it’s less invasive and much more comfortable. Invisalign can be worn by both adults and teens, with or without any previous orthodontic work done!
The process begins with a consultation appointment with your dentist, where they will take impressions of your teeth. Those molds will then be sent off to an Invisalign lab for fabrication into custom-made, clear retainers. The aligners look like mouthguards but fit snuggly on top of all surfaces, including under your tongue, so no one sees them when you smile.
Finally, the aligners arrive at the office and where you’ll see your dentist to confirm they fit you correctly. Once treatment starts, you will need to wear these retainers every single day for at least 22 hours per day (except eating and brushing their teeth) until treatment is finished.
How much does the Invisalign aligners system cost?
The average price range for Invisalign with Passes Dental Care is $6,500 – $7,500 depending upon insurance coverage.
The cost of Invisalign depends on several different factors, including the severity of crowding or spacing, how many aligners are needed to achieve an ideal bite relationship, and whether or not there are any other dental issues such as missing teeth that will require additional treatments like implants )which can be very expensive!)
If you have questions about what type of orthodontic treatment might be right for you, we encourage our patients to schedule an appointment with our office.
What are the benefits of custom clear aligners over metal braces?
They are invisible, which means no one will know you’re wearing them unless they look closely at your mouth (and even then, it can be hard to tell if someone has had work done). The clear aligners also don’t require any type of adhesives or wires, so there won’t be minimal pain associated with the Invisalign treatment!
The biggest advantage is that patients can remove their retainers when eating and brushing their teeth, making life much easier than having braces on all day long.
Another benefit for adults who have already undergone orthodontic treatment as children but now need some minor corrections? Invisalign aligners allow those people to make small changes without undergoing another round of painful adjustments like metal braces would entail.
How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces?
There are a few key differences between the two treatments. Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires, which can be painful and often require dietary restrictions. They are also very noticeable, making them less popular among adults. On the other hand, Invisalign uses transparent aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth with no food or drink restrictions. The biggest benefit of Invisalign is that they are invisible – people will never know you’re wearing them!
So which is the cheaper orthodontic treatment for straighter teeth?
The cost of traditional braces can vary depending on where you live, your dentist’s experience level, and how complicated the treatment is. On average traditional braces range from $2000-$5000, while Invisalign costs, on average, between $6,500 – $7,500 when all factors are considered (including insurance coverage).
However, Invisalign offers many benefits that are worth considering when deciding which treatment will work best for you. Convenience, hygiene, discreetness, and less pain are advantages that many consider before choosing the option that’s right for them.
Ready to start Invisalign treatment? Contact Passes Dental Care in Great Neck, NY
At our office in Great Neck, NY, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign and traditional metal braces. If you’re interested in finding out more about which treatment option might be right for you, please contact us today at 516-858-5921 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.