Is Invisalign Worth It

Is Invisalign Worth It?

Team Invisalign

Traditional metal and wire braces isn’t the only option that may be available to a patient with misaligned teeth. Depending on various factors, if you need to correct a dental misalignment, you might be a candidate for Invisalign treatment.

Discuss this topic with a dentist for more information. They can help you better understand whether Invisalign is right for you. 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are clear, making them virtually invisible when a patient wears them. Over time, these custom aligners push teeth into their desired position.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Aesthetics is among the top reasons some patients choose to correct their smiles with Invisalign instead of braces. With Invisalign, a patient can correct a misalignment without having to wear metal and wire braces that may detract from their smile’s appearance during the course of treatment.

Other benefits Invisalign may offer include:

  • No dietary restrictions: Patients typically need to avoid certain types of foods while wearing braces. Because Invisalign patients must remove their aligners before eating or drinking, they can continue eating the foods they enjoy. Of course, they should still try to adhere to healthy diets.
  • Easier dental hygiene: Patients also remove their Invisalign aligners before brushing and flossing. As such, these tasks are easier than they may be with braces.
  • Comfort: Some patients find that wearing Invisalign aligners is less uncomfortable than wearing traditional braces.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Various factors can influence the cost of Invisalign treatment. Examples include (but aren’t necessarily limited to) the following:

  • The severity and/or complexity of a patient’s dental misalignment
  • Geographic location, as some services are naturally more costly in certain parts of the country than others
  • Length of treatment
  • A patient’s insurance

Generally, the cost of Invisalign treatment ranges between $4500–$7500. Your dentist can evaluate your condition and potentially explain how much you might expect to spend on this treatment option.

Is Invisalign Effective?

Be aware that Invisalign isn’t ideal for everyone. If a patient has a particularly severe dental misalignment to correct, they may achieve better results with braces.

However, research available through the National Institutes of Health indicates that Invisalign tends to be as effective as traditional braces when correcting mild to moderate dental misalignments and related issues. Thus, if your dentist recommends Invisalign, there is a good chance you will feel the end results justify the investment.

Keep in mind, correcting a misalignment can guard against future dental issues. In other words, if you spend money on Invisalign now, you may save money in the long run by not having to undergo treatments for conditions that Invisalign may help prevent.

Learn More About Invisalign in New Jersey

At Bella Dental, with locations in Holmdel, Brick, and Oakhurst, NJ, our team would be happy to explain whether Invisalign is the right treatment option for your needs. Request an appointment by calling us today at 732-739-3070 (Holmdel office), 732-477-1335 (Brick office), or 732-531-8533 (Oakhurst office).