Cost of Invisalign® in Houston, TX
If you’re considering invisible braces to achieve straighter, more even teeth, keep in mind that the cost of Invisalign® varies from one patient to the next. A one-on-one consultation with your Summit Dental Center dentist is needed to assess the current condition of your teeth, the scope of work to be done, and your ultimate goal.
Invisalign® is the innovative teeth straightening system that may improve the way you bite with your back teeth, the alignment of your front teeth, the appearance of your smile, and the overall health of your teeth and mouth. This ultimately can save you money by preventing future oral disease.
Factors That Determine the Cost of Invisalign® in Houston, TX
During your initial Invisalign® consultation, your dentist will take x-rays of your mouth. This will help him get a true picture of the health of your teeth, and whether there are any cavities, for example, or other oral health conditions present that must be addressed prior to receiving invisible braces.
Your dentist will also perform a digital scan that helps him examine the exact arrangement of your teeth, the extent of misalignment, and the complexity of treatment needed.
Factors that figure into the cost of your Invisalign® treatment include
- Any dental, oral, or gum disease that must be corrected prior to treatment
- The extent of misalignment and subsequent complexity of treatment
- The duration of treatment (typically 12 months, but could be longer to achieve desired results)
- How many sets of aligners are needed to achieve the desired outcome
Once treatment is underway, be sure to follow the treatment plan your dentist lays out for you to the letter. Wear your aligners daily for the specified number of hours (usually 20-22 hours per day) as directed, keep all follow-up dentist appointments to monitor progress, and follow the switching schedule lined out in your Invisalign® roadmap. Failure to adhere to your treatment plan may result in additional costs because you may not achieve the projected results in the given timeframe, meaning your treatment may take longer and require additional sets of aligners.
When the concept of invisible braces was first introduced years ago, Invisalign® clear aligners used to be more expensive than traditional metal braces. In recent years, however, Invisalign® pricing has become quite competitive with the cost of traditional metal braces – with more comfort, better aesthetics, and less hassle to boot.
Ways to cover the cost of Invisalign® in Houston, TX
Yes, Invisalign® treatment (like metal braces) does require you to invest in yourself and your smile, but the cost can be manageable and affordable for anyone.
Is Invisalign® Covered by Insurance?
At Summit Dental Center, we work closely with your dental insurance carrier to help you get the maximum benefit from your dental plan. In many cases, insurance may contribute as much as $3,500 to your Invisalign® treatment.
Can I Use my FSA or HSA to cover the cost of Invisalign®?
You sure can! Apply the pre-tax dollars from your Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account to your Invisalign® treatment. Be sure to mention your plan to use an HSA or FSA prior to beginning treatment.
Can I Pay for my Invisalign® Treatment in Installments?
Absolutely! Summit Dental Center offers affordable payment plans to help you get the straight, even smile you always wanted. We have dental financing plans that fit every budget, so be sure to ask us about paying in monthly installments during your initial Invisalign® consultation.
Why Choose Summit Dental Center™?
We are committed to providing quality, affordable care for you and your family. Summit Dental Center™ offers financing plans and payment options that will break the total cost of treatment into a series of monthly payments. We also accept most insurance plans and government assistance programs. Please visit our financing page to find the best option for your situation.
Even beyond Invisalign® treatment, Summit Dental Center is the Houston area’s top address for quality dental care:
- 7 convenient Houston-area locations
- Dental financing available, no credit check required
- General dentists and highly trained specialists under one roof, including pediatric dentists, endodontists, prosthodontists, and more…
- Full range of sedation options
- Comprehensive dental care for the whole family
- Extended evening hours and Saturday appointments available
Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign® clear aligners and schedule an initial consultation. Call 713-425-0450 now!