You may have seen the ads cutting into your favourite streams, discussing a new way to straighten your teeth without traditional orthodontics. In a market growing by over 25 per cent each year, this treatment goes by a few names: invisible braces and clear aligners are the general terms, and Invisalign is the premier brand. But by any name, this orthodontic treatment is a popular, convenient, and discreet way to fix a crooked smile.
With these multiple benefits, the next reasonable questions are about average cost of Invisalign. Is it affordable? Will Invisalign be covered by any health benefit scheme or cover? You’ll be happy to hear that Dr Matthew Pulvirenti, your Invisalign dentist in Brisbane, can offer you some answers to these questions and more.
Invisalign Treatment in Brisbane
Your Invisalign treatment is a multi-step process intended to resolve your individual teeth alignment issues. It starts with a consultation where we analyze your smile and discuss how Invisalign can help. Then, we will create hyper-accurate digital scans of your mouth and send those scans to the lab, where they fabricate your aligner trays.
Finally, you wear your trays 20-22 hours per day, changing trays and maintaining your progress under your dentist’s supervision. Over time, your smile will gradually shift into its new and more attractive alignment.
Certain Factors Impact the Average Cost of Invisalign
Because your Invisalign treatment is tailored to your specific needs, the associated cost will vary accordingly. So if your teeth straightening needs are relatively straightforward, then your treatment will likely be shorter and less costly. In Australia, Invisalign estimates range from $4500 for entry-level treatment to nearly $10,000.
While that’s a considerable price variation, a few of the following factors will have a more objective influence on your overall costs.
- Complexity – For a more complicated smile correction, your costs will increase.
- Expertise – Dentists receive credentials that reflect their level of experience and may impact how much demand is placed on their practice. This factor could influence price in either direction.
- Appliances and Aftercare – Patients with particular smile challenges will require extra dental visits for attachments. After finishing treatment, many patients will maintain their new smiles by wearing a retainer.
Payment Options for Invisalign
Invisalign treatment for adults is not covered under Medicare, but a private policy with more cover, such as extras, may allow you to claim a portion of your treatment. This will vary between dental insurance policies, so do your research, and remember most policies require you to wait 12 months before seeking covered care.
Schedule a Consultation for Invisalign in Brisbane
Invisalign may be the solution to your smile conundrum. Dr Pulvienti and his caring staff can help you explore the process. We invite you to call (07) 3221 5855 and schedule a consultation with our dentist in Brisbane CBD.
Edward St Dental is located in the Frog's Hollow neighborhood in Brisbane CBD. Patients visit our practice from all over the greater Brisbane area, including Grange, Red Hill, Fortitude Valley, Newstead, Hawthorne, Coorparoo, and beyond. If you're looking for a dentist nearby who offers Invisalign, contact our practice today.