How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?

The cost for Invisalign varies across the board, depending on the complexity of treatment and the experience of the doctor. Orthodontists typically charge between $4,000 and $8,000 for Invisalign treatment, while general dentists usually charge between $3,000 and $6,000 (sometime less with a promotion).

Payment options are often available, typically running about $150 to $200 a month. Some offices may offer lower monthly Invisalign Cost. It is important to keep in mind that the lower the treatment costs are, the greater the chances that you won’t achieve the results you’re looking for. Deeply discounted costs are usually offered by dental offices, not orthodontists. It is also important to note that in many cases there could be additional “hidden expenses” like additional dental work that needs to be performed before undergoing Invisalign Braces treatment.

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Differences Between Dentists and Orthodontists

There are significant differences between the level of education and experience that a dentist has compared to an orthodontic specialist. All dentists and orthodontists graduate from a dental school; however, orthodontists take on additional education and comprehensive training in order to specialize in the art of straightening teeth.

Only the Best Become Orthodontists

Following dental school, only the best students are qualified to continue their education toward specializing in orthodontics. A very small percentage of dental students who apply to orthodontic residency programs are accepted. Once they are accepted, orthodontists go through an additional 2 to 3 years of comprehensive, full-time training that concentrates on orthodontia, including bite issues, straightening of teeth, braces and tooth movement. A doctor can only earn the status of “orthodontist” if they have successfully completed an extensive residency program.

Why Choose an Orthodontist for Invisalign Treatment?

Orthodontists have a better understanding of treatment solutions and how to avoid complications. Orthodontists are better suited to make personalized recommendations and to notice things that a dentist may overlook. In addition, thanks to their additional training and experience, orthodontists can achieve the desired results much faster.

Dentists and Invisalign Treatment

A lot of regular dentists don’t have additional training and if they do, it’s generally via a short, 1 to 2 day Invisalign certification course/workshop. The problem with these courses is the lack of extensive testing and examinations required to learn the practice in depth. In other words, they only gain a superficial understanding, not enough to accurately provide the best possible treatment for their patients. Because of their lack of experience, the results of treatment can take a lot longer to achieve.

When it comes to your teeth, it makes sense to get the best treatment. Why risk a beautiful smile and health by seeking treatment from someone with insufficient knowledge? You only have one set of teeth and having to deal with problems that are the result of bad orthodontic care will be disappointing, delay results and will definitely add on to the costs of treatment.
At E&S Orthodontics, we specialize in orthodontics, and we have the in-depth knowledge and experience necessary to help our patients by offering them our years of expert experience, competitive costs and exceptional results.