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Invisalign cost blog

We would argue the cost of Invisalign treatment is the single largest determining factor in deciding to go ahead with orthodontic treatment, so why does it always seem to be given such an elusive answer online? We’re here to dispel any myths, and be up front and direct about the cost of orthodontic treatment at Clear Smiles Orthodontics on the Gold Coast. 

What determines the cost of Invisalign treatment?

The number of aligners and attachments you’ll have will vary depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. Invisalign do cap the appliance cost at a level they term the comprehensive package, meaning it doesn’t cost the providing doctor more for each aligner set past a certain number of aligners but there are other costs that rise external to the cost of the Invisalign aligner trays. Typically the more complex your misalignment issues are the more aligners you will need and with more aligners comes more appointments and time with the doctor which all adds to the cost of treatment.  

Eating with your aligners in, being reckless with where you leave them leading to lost aligners, and anything else that affects the progress of your treatment can lead to an increase in the cost of Invisalign treatment. Replacement aligners are usually at an additional cost to the patient and failing to follow the orthodontist’s instructions could lead to an increase in the length of treatment and subsequently the time you need to spend with the doctor which may not have been included in your original treatment plan agreement.

  • The experience of the orthodontist

Invisalign is a relatively new technology in modern orthodontics. Although it’s popularity has soared in recent years, some practicing orthodontists still have more trust in more traditional methods like braces. As such, if an orthodontist has a preference for using braces, they might increase the cost of Invisalign treatment to discourage new patients or simply because it requires much more of their time than compared to using braces. 

What does Invisalign cost?

You may have read ‘your teeth are unique’ or ‘every treatment is different and so the price is too,’ and ‘book a consultation to get a quote.’ Now, all statements are correct, but when you’re researching for specifics, what good does that do you? If you’re looking to compare to someone else’s treatment cost, you may find yourself short of any luck, or of any good for that matter. The simplest thing to do is work by the law of averages. Clear Smiles Orthodontics, on average, perfect 800+ smiles a year; the median age of Dr Semaan’s patients is 23, and the average cost of comprehensive Invisalign treatment fluctuates between $7000 and $9000.

Orthodontics Australia’s website explains “The Australian average price for clear aligners can vary by state, however clear aligner treatment may cost anywhere from $6500 – $9500 for a full 18-24 month treatment period.”  

Is the cost of invisalign worth it?

Straightening your teeth is a lifetime investment but that doesn’t mean it has to be unaffordable, or as we like to term it- impossible. In every effort to make your new smile affordable and possible, Clear Smiles Orthodontics offer very flexible payment options. $0 deposit options over an interest-free 24 months breaks the Invisalign cost down into weekly, fortnightly, or monthly payments. Our payment options are described as flexible because our patients choose how they pay on their terms. Much like everything in the world of get now pay later, you have the option to afford a new smile for the same price as your F45 gym membership- only difference is only one of these comparison costs  are guaranteed to show results for life. Making use of our payment plans does not affect your treatment, it just means in many cases, that you can get treatment without having to save for years in advance.

What are you paying for with invisalign treatment at clear smiles orthodontics?

Included in every Invisalign treatment plan and subsequent Invisalign cost are:

  • Custom-made aligners

No two smiles are the same which is why every Invisalign treatment plan is designed individually by Invisalign expertDr. Semaan.

Track your Invisalign treatment progress alongside Dr. Semaan with scans you take from your phone.

  • A decade of excellence

Year-on-year leading Invisalign starts on the Gold Coast positions Doctor Semaan as the premier Invisalign treatment Provider. 

How much should invisalign cost? Use our Invisalign cost calculator!

Use our cost calculator found our Clear Smiles Orthodontics pricing page and then find out what Dr Semaan can do for you and your Invisalign cost at Clear Smiles Orthodontics with our flexible Invisalign treatment payment plans. 

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