Can I afford Invisalign?

If you have always dreamed of a beautiful smile, but were not fortunate enough to have orthodontic care in your youth, the good news is that you are never too old to have the straight smile you desire. Things have changed drastically since you were younger, and not only are you able to have orthodontic care without the world knowing, it is much less caustic to your teeth and gums. The new options offered such as Invisalign, and ceramic braces, make it possible for you to have your teeth straightened without anyone else knowing. If you are wondering what the Invisalign price is, it is about the same as traditional braces.

The cost of invisalign usually runs anywhere from $5000 to $8000 depending on how complex your teeth are and the professional that you choose. That is about the same cost that you would have with traditional braces. There are many advantages to the Invisalign system that you can’t get with braces. Not only is it completely invisible for use, the tray like devices are temporary which means that it is less punishing to the teeth and gums. Invisalign is a system that uses retainer like trays to gently force the teeth into alignment. The retainers come in a series of stages, and they are removable to care for your teeth as you normally would.

There are ways to get the Invisalign system at a reduced cost, but they may not be the best options for you. Many dentists, seeing the potential for increased profits, are offering the system through their general dentistry practice. Although the Invisalign price may be less, you have to be careful. Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic system, but it is not one that is appropriate for everyone, nor is it something that every dentist is qualified to offer. Since the Invisalign system can be costly, you want to ensure that you are getting the care that is not only right, but is right for the complexity of your individual needs.

Not everyone is a candidate for the Invisalign system. Although an excellent care plan, it is for those who are in need of teeth straightening only. If you have more complex issues of the bite or jaw, traditional braces may be a better course. The only professional who is trained to be able to diagnose which treatment plan is most effective, is a certified orthodontist. They are the only professionals who can make the right diagnosis for your individual needs. Of course the aesthetic appearance of your teeth is of concern, but if you don’t care for the structure of your bite, you are setting yourself up for long term dental health issues.

Invisalign is a great system, but it is not appropriate for those who have major structural issues of the teeth and jaw. If a maligned bite is not corrected it can lead to premature wear and tear of the teeth leading to tooth decay. Worse yet, there can be long term health consequences such as TMJ or migraine headaches for those who don”t address complex issues of the bite. So, although orthodontic care is wanted by most for the beautiful smile that it produces, there are other underlying issues that need to be addressed and cared for.

If you are wondering which system is best for you, Invisalign or traditional braces, you can’t go by the Invisalign price alone. Being about the same cost, the only way to really make an educated decision is by getting the evaluation of a certified orthodontist. By getting more than one opinion you can decide which is the best course for you, not only financially, but for long term dental wellness. Finding a professional who is not only knowledgeable and educated, but responsive to your needs, is important. Before you decide to go with any system make sure that you have done your research, looked around, and interviewed many professionals. Orthodontic care is something that is not only expensive, it is important for the future of your teeth. Finding the right orthodontic system, and care, requires some real thought and consideration.

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