We’ve all seen them, the people with perfectly straight teeth. They make you wish you had gotten braces as a child. Now it feels too late. While it may be too late for you (although, we doubt it), it’s not too late for your child. All the reasons why people hated braces in the past have disappeared. Don’t like wires? Not an issue. Don’t like food stuck in your braces? Not an issue. Don’t want to hear cackles about your braces? Not an issue. Thanks to clear braces, it’s not an issue. In this article, we’ll break down Invisalign costs.
Worried About Invisalign Costs?
If your child has gone for a dental exam and heard the term “braces” brought up during their dental work, it’s time to look at prices. Before you think Invisalign® is too expensive, don’t think too fast.
According to USNews, the average cost for braces costs anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000. These prices vary depending on serval factors.
While this may sound high, you’ll be happy to know that Invisalign® quotes an average cost between $3,000 and $7,000. Metal braces are said to cost anywhere between $2,000 and $6,000.
Not much difference in the scheme of things. Not only that, but Invisalign® also states that insurance may cover up to $3,000 of the cost.
So while clear braces may cost a bit more, think of all the hassles that your son or daughter won’t have to deal with when it comes to typical braces. It’s worth the added cost.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
Before you decide to reach out to your orthodontist and ask for quotes for traditional braces, hold on. It’s important to think about the benefits that come with fitting your child for clear aligners over traditional braces from the stone age.
They Are Virtually Invisible
We all recall the kid who got picked on in grade school, middle school, or high school for having to wear braces that made them look funny, talk funny, and stick out like a sore thumb. When it comes to our kids, we want the best and what could be better than all of the advantages of braces without any of the headaches for your child.
School isn’t much different these days. In fact, in some respects, it may be even harder. Bullying is still an issue, and if that weren’t enough, there is not cyberbullying.
Clear braces and clear aligners offer all the benefits of teeth straightening that traditional braces do, but are virtually undetectable. Having straighter teeth doesn’t have to mean social persecution anymore.
You Don’t Have to Eat with Them
Remember the kid who got bummed out every time someone passed around candy or sticky food? They were excluded because it could affect their braces. With Invisalign®, that’s no longer an issue.
Whenever you eat, you can take out your clear aligner and then put it back on after you are done. Because you can remove the aligner, there are happily no more food restrictions that have to come with wearing braces.
It seems like every kid these days has a picky diet. Now you don’t have to worry about their braces interrupting your child’s favorite foods. It’s a win-win.
Straighten Teeth as Effectively as Traditional Braces
Invisalign® has been reported to straighten teeth just as well as traditional braces, and in some cases, even straighten teeth faster than braces. The clear aligners mean never having to deal with broken wires. That involves fewer visits to the orthodontist office.
Your child doesn’t have to concern themselves with keeping rubber bands for their braces, and still know that they are effectively straightening their teeth. Better still, because Invisalign® doesn’t have the same traditional workings of braces, they often straighten teeth with less pain.
Finally, once you are done with the system, their retainers are proven to be 30% stronger than traditional retainers and are invisible. That’s a lot to smile about.
Easier to Care for Than Traditional Braces
Because Invisalign® can be removed during eating and brushing, they are much easier to take care of, keep clean, and wear. With traditional braces, you’re left to brush your teeth and eat with your braces on, not so with clear aligners. Simply take them out.
Keeping Invisalign® clean is a snap. You can run them underwater, take them out and brush them and even wash them with soap and water. This keeps them clean and fresh the whole time you wear them. Not only that, but you get a new pair every couple of weeks, making it even easier to care and keep them clean. With regular braces, this is impossible.
Invisalign® is easier to wear because they can be removed, move teeth more gradually, and don’t have wires or other gadgets to worry about.
Looking for Invisalign® in Your Area?
If you’re looking for an established orthodontist office in the Lone Tree, Lakewood, and Glendale, Colorado areas, we’ve got you covered. Serving three unique locations with the same rapport, care, and attention means you are ensured a quality visit no matter where you go.
We use the most modern treatment care options and machines for children, teens, and adults. Whatever your needs, we’re here to improve your smile for years to come.
Let Us Be Your Perfect Smile Team
Our team of doctors is experienced, caring, and ready to support your needs. We’ll help you manage Invisalign costs and navigate the tough choices involved in wearing braces. Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult, we’ll make sure you’re comfortable and happy with your smile as you are with our service.
Call us today at 720-649-0410 to schedule an appointment, or check our blog for more ways to create a healthy, lasting smile.