The surge in popularity of Invisalign invisible aligners has led many people to believe that traditional metal braces are no longer needed. However, there are many cases where the best results cannot be achieved with just Invisalign.
Braces are still better at fixing certain smiles while Invisalign is better at fixing others! Since Dr. Odhner is a highly trained and certified provider of both, she can often achieve amazing results with either method leaving it to patient preference.
But what about the cost? If you live in Abington or surrounding areas, and you’re concerned about the cost of Invisalign vs the cost of braces, keep reading to discover what you need to know before you make a decision on your orthodontic treatment.
Some offices may charge more for Invisalign treatment, but our cost for Invisalign and clear braces is the same!
Cost of Invisalign in Abington and Surrounding Areas
How much does Invisalign cost in Pennsylvania? The answer depends on how you plan to pay. Things like insurance and flexible spending accounts have payment coverage amounts that are generally set, and, provided you have an insurance carrier that our office accepts, your insurance should help pay for some of the cost.
How Much Does Insurance Pay for Orthodontic Treatment?
Some insurance plans will cover up to $2,500 of the cost of an orthodontic treatment.
Other insurance plans reduce the total cost of your orthodontic treatment fee, and in addition, will pay up to 50% of that amount! Some insurance plans do not cover Invisalign as well.
Kathy, our Financial Coordinator, will tell you, it’s a good idea for us to find out what portion of the treatment your insurance company is willing to pay before you decide.
There are certain questions you need to ask to understand what your insurance company will cover and how much they will pay towards your treatment. Luckily, Kathy has over 15 years experiencing working with dental insurance companies so she knows what questions to ask and will answer this for you at your free consultation.
It’s even possible that your insurance company can’t give you an absolute answer — like a certain percentage. But we’d be happy to give you an idea of how much insurance generally pays for treatments like braces and Invisalign.
Request A Free Consultation where Kathy will get work with you insurance provider:
How Much Does a Flexible Spending Pay for Invisalign?
A flexible spending account can help absorb some of the cost of Invisalign or braces. It works like this: If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you’d normally have to set aside the funds for your treatment, use them as your treatment plan continues, and then apply to the FSA program for reimbursement. This is a smart way to help reduce your out of pocket costs.
What If I Don’t Have Dental Insurance or Orthodontics Treatment Is Not Covered?
This is very common so don’t worry! You don’t have to feel like you have nowhere to turn. At our office in Abington, we have our favorite payment plan options where we will gladly work with you to create an affordable, workable payment plan with the goal of getting the cost to be a comfortable payment for any budget. This lets you pay off your orthodontic treatment on a month to month basis, with zero interest.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
And although braces and Invisalign have a similar cost most patients do not pay the full amount thanks to payment plans, insurance and flexible spending accounts. This, combined with Odhner Orthodontics’ treatment plans, will help you smile your best as quickly and affordably as possible.
If you’ve interested in Invisalign or braces and you’d like to know more about the differences in cost or treatment, we’d love to talk to you! Call our office today at 215-887-0376 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation. Dr. Odhner would be happy to evaluate you and create a custom treatment plan that fits your needs and budget.