How much does Invisalign cost and is it worth it?

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If you’re looking to straighten your smile without being given nicknames like ‘metal mouth’, Invisalign could be just what you need. Modern Orthodontics offer Invisalign to their Melbourne patients as an alternative to traditional metal braces. But how much does Invisalign cost, and is it worth it?

An introduction to Invisalign

In case you’ve not come across Invisalign before let’s take a moment to look at this revolutionary alternative to braces.

Made of specially-designed medical grade and BPA-free thermoplastic, Invisalign aligners are removable, and virtually invisible so many people will never realise you’re wearing them.

Over the course of your Invisalign treatment you will wear a series of aligners for approximately two weeks each. Each aligner is slightly different, so your teeth are gradually moved to the desired position through the gentle force of the aligner, giving you a straighter smile with less discomfort than regular braces. You will need to visit Modern Orthodontics approximately every six to eight weeks to check on your progress, and pick up your next few sets of aligners.

Invisalign aligners must be worn at least 22 hours a day over about a six to 18 month period. By comparison, traditional braces are worn 24 hours a day for up to two years, and cannot be removed.

So how much does Invisalign cost?

In Australia, on average, Invisalign will cost between $6000 and $9000, but it could start from as little as $1800. The total cost of your treatment will vary depending on the exact treatment plan required to achieve the results you want and need. At Modern Orthodontics in Melbourne we offer a free consultation and obligation-free quotation so you can find out if Invisalign could work for you.

The total cost of your treatment will vary depending on the exact treatment plan required to achieve the results you want and need. At Modern Orthodontics in Melbourne we offer a free consultation and obligation-free quotation so you can find out if Invisalign could work for you.

Is Invisalign covered by private health insurance?

If your private health insurance policy includes orthodontics, then Invisalign should also be covered to a similar extent that conventional braces would be. To be certain of this, please contact your health insurance provider directly as coverage does differ from one policy and provider to another.

Is Invisalign worth the cost?

If you want to straighten your teeth but aren’t keen on the thought of wearing braces and picking food out of them for several years, then yes, Invisalign is very much worth the cost.

Because the aligners are removable, you can eat whatever you want whenever you want without having to worry about how long it will take you to clean your teeth afterwards. Going to an event and really wanting to not wear your aligner for a couple of hours? That’s ok too!

Invisalign users generally find the aligners are far less uncomfortable than traditional braces as the force used to move your teeth is more gentle.

Another advantage of Invisalign is how quick and easy they are to clean. Plus, seeing as you receive a new aligner every two weeks, Invisalign is also very hygienic.

To top it all off, each and every Invisalign aligner is custom made using highly advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, so it will perfectly fit your mouth, making the whole process more comfortable.