How Much Does Invisalign Cost with Insurance?
Having a straight smile is about more than just aesthetics. Yes, having straighter teeth can give you a boost of confidence. However, straightening your teeth can also have a profound impact on your overall oral health. The alignment of your teeth can impact how you bite, chew, and how your jaw is aligned. When the alignment of your teeth is off, it can cause tooth pain, jaw pain, and even headaches and neck pain.
Invisalign has quickly become one of the most popular teeth straightening options on the market. As such, many insurance companies have recognized the need to cover this particular orthodontic device. However, the amount that an insurance carrier will cover can vary.
At Passes Dental Care, we want to help you understand what to expect when talking to your insurance provider and how much Invisalign can cost with insurance.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to help straighten teeth that avoids using traditional metal and bracket braces. Invisalign utilizes a series of clear, BPA-free plastic aligners created specifically for an individual patient and their unique dental situation. Over the course of treatment, these almost invisible aligners will gradually straighten teeth and can help realign a person’s bite.
Invisalign aligners typically need to be worn for up to 20 to 22 hours each day. However, they can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Most patients say the aligners are easy to wear and much more comfortable than traditional metal braces. The amount of time it takes to straighten a smile will depend on a person’s ultimate oral health goals. Many patients and their orthodontists achieve their desired results in about 12 to 18 months.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Invisalign?
In many cases, insurance will cover the cost of Invisalign aligners, just like they would with traditional braces. To confirm whether your carrier will pick up a portion of the cost of treatment, contact your insurance carrier or talk with a financial coordinator at Passes Dental Care.
At Passes Dental Care, we work with a variety of insurance carriers to offer you the orthodontic care you need. We accept dental plans from the following insurance carriers:
- Careington Platinum PPO and Care Platinum POS
- Connection Dental
- Delta Dental
- Dental Health Alliance
- Mavarest Dental Network
- United Concordia
Money put into flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts may also be used to cover the cost of dental and orthodontic care, including Invisalign aligners. Consult with your plan’s benefits manager or a member of the Passes Dental Care financial coordinator team for more information on whether your FSA or HSA account can be used to reimburse your dental provider.
How Much Will My Insurance Cover?
How much Invisalign treatment will cost with insurance will depend. The overall cost of treatment is not set in stone. It varies depending on the complexity of a person’s case. Treatment costs can fluctuate based on whether you need top and bottom aligners, have misaligned teeth, or if you have significant bite issues that need to be corrected. Typically, a patient will need a new set of aligners every one to two weeks. If your treatment plan is projected to take 18 months, that can amount to a lot of new aligners needing to be created.
For a better understanding of how much your insurance carrier will cover, talk to your provider. Dental care providers may pay a certain percentage of your Invisalign treatment plan, while others will pay a certain dollar amount. To clarify, talk to your insurance provider or contact a financial coordinator with Passes Dental Care. You may also want to review your policy to see if your insurance carrier caps orthodontic treatment with a lifetime maximum.
If you still need help paying for treatment, even with insurance, talk to one of our financial coordinators. At Passes Dental Care, we accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards. We may also be able to work out other payment options that work within your budget.
Make an Appointment with Passes Dental Care Today
Are you ready to change your smile? Then make an appointment by calling Passes Dental Care today. We can review your Invisalign options with you and discuss your payment options. Our financial coordinators will work with you and your insurance company so that the only thing you need to worry about is sticking to your treatment plan.
Call us today at 516-858-5921 to schedule your appointment. You can also reach us on the web by filling out our online form.