More and more people are abandoning traditional braces for the more comfortable and less noticeable option—Invisalign. Still, there are some who are scared to get Invisalign because they have many questions and no clear answers. One of the most popular questions that keep people from looking into Invisalign has to do with Insurance, as many people are unsure whether their insurance will cover Invisalign in the same way it will cover braces.
Insurance coverage varies from plan to plan. The best way to find out whether or not your insurance covers Invisalign is to call your insurance provider. We can, however, say that most dentists will apply the same financing policies to Invisalign as they do to braces. Some dentists even have specialized plans to make Invisalign more accessible.
There are a number of reasons you should choose Invisalign over braces, no matter the price. First of all, your aligners will perfect your smile faster than traditional braces. The Invisalign aligners are also clear, making them practically invisible to people you will encounter. Aligners can be taken out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. This is a plus in comparison to traditional braces that interfere with your eating, drinking, and oral hygiene constantly throughout the process. On top of not interfering with consumption and brushing your teeth, the aligners do not hurt your mouth. The metal wires and brackets of braces often rub sores in your mouth, but the BPA free plastic that Invisalign is made out of is soft and comfortable in comparison. With Invisalign, you are only required to meet with your dentist every 6 weeks as opposed to every 4 weeks with traditional braces.
Invisalign products make it possible for you to enjoy the process of straightening your teeth by taking advantage of all of the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces. Invisalign created this product so that people can get the smile they’ve always wanted without being embarrassed about the metal in their mouth. The cost of Invisalign is somewhat comparable to that of traditional braces, although it can be more expensive if the traditional braces treatment is on the shorter side but still worth it considering the benefits.
If you are interested in Invisalign and your insurance does not cover it, you can definitely look into the many finance plans that are available in dental offices throughout your area. These plans vary just as Insurance coverage does, but they are likely to make paying for Invisalign much easier on your wallet.
Prepayment discounts are often offered, which helps take a bit of the load off. Many dentist offices allow CareCredit to be used or have interest free payment options. This credit program allows you to pay through their program then create a personalized payment plan so that you can pay at your own rate. They also often have policies that allow you to pay over the course of your visits. For example, if you have three visits, you do not have to pay in total until the third visit.
If you are interested in choosing the easier, faster, more comfortable alternative to traditional braces then contact us for more information.