Fact: Invisalign has reduced the incidence of crooked teeth in less than a decade.
Invisalign costs vary from one dentist to another, and the cost also varies from one mode of treatment to another. You might be wondering why you paid more in a previous session that what you paid today, well; there are a few factors that determine this.
Factors to Determine the Cost of Treatment
Oral Health Status
Your oral health condition determines the amount of work to be done by the orthodontist. In cases where the oral health status is poor, treatment of the diseases at hand needs to be done before starting the Invisalign procedure. Poor oral health means more cost compared to individuals who have good oral status. Treatment of dental infections before Invisalign treatment is costly.
The Insurance Cover
Some orthodontists have insurance plans to allow patients to get treated with their pre-taxed money from their income. Invisalign treatment is catered for by the patient’s insurance company. In most scenarios where insurance is used, the cost of treatment is always low compared to providers that do not offer insurance service.
The number of orthodontists available in a certain geographical area sets the price bar for the treatment depending on the scarcity or density. Most dense orthodontic inhabited areas have a lower price due to competition for the market while those with scarce are quite expensive due to them being limited.
Amount of Work Put into the Procedure
The amount of work put in by the dentist or orthodontist determines the cost, Invisalign treatment that takes up less labour is cheaper compared to that treatment that consumes much time and labour of the provider. Laborious procedures require the use of many resources hence a higher price.
Finding affordable Invisalign providers
Comparison of prices
Check and compare prices by different providers in the location to determine the average and pocket-friendly prices to fit your budget. Prices are always written in reviews or online websites of the orthodontic clinic; you should scan through a variety of providers and choose the average pocket-friendly price.
Look at reviews to determine what different orthodontists offer, their efficiency and their cost of treatment. Compare all factors in the reviews basing on an affordable price. Reviews are meant to aid you in cross-checking affordable prices against the efficiency of different orthodontics’ services.
Compare Payment Plans
Different providers have diverse payment plans. These plans allow you to choose what would be favorable with your income. Orthodontists that offer payment plans with a deposit, then additional instalments during treatment are considered price-friendly compared to those that request full payment with no cut. Most orthodontists offer a small percentage discount if treatment is paid for full price.
Use Health Insurance
You should select providers that offer insurance cover treatment for both adults and children since the treatment cost is taken care of by the insurance company saving you on costs. An added advantage is given when you choose orthodontists that offer insurance plans since you have much chance of spending less cash.
Consider Presence of Flexible Spending Accounts
This is where the money is taken from the salary/income of an individual and set aside to cater for the treatment and maintenance of health. The funds are disbursed to the hospital directly when registered for treatment. Orthodontists that support this plan are considered affordable since the health accounts cater to the Invisalign treatment in full.
Look for Discount Rates
Choose providers that offer discounts on their treatment plans. Most orthodontists give a discount of up to 6% on full payment; comparison of discount rates on reviews comes in handy in finding an affordable provider. You have to cross-check through the discount offers posted on the orthodontist’s site or review then choose the average and favorable offer.
Some providers accept credit cards that can be 0% taxed; non-taxed credit cards are always a cheaper form of payment compared to taxed payment; hence it is advisable to choose providers that offer credit card payment options. Paying in cash or via bank cheques is considered costly as the money is taxed; choosing a provider with credit card payment is more affordable.
For you to find the most affordable dental providers, you must do thorough checkouts of reviews and research on prices of the full treatment that suits your alignment case. Cross-checking on providers’ certification against the price works best in finding not only the most affordable but efficient provider.
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