If you’re considering the Invisalign Teen system for yourself or your teen, you likely have a lot of questions. The best way to get the answers you need is to schedule an appointment with one of our orthodontists for a consultation, but we’ve answered some of the most common questions about Invisalign Teen below.
What does Invisalign Teen cost in New Jersey?
The cost of Invisalign Teen in New Jersey can range anywhere from $3000 to $7000. Why such a large range in pricing? The cost varies greatly because it all comes down to the amount of orthodontic correction needed and the number of aligners required for treatment.
Some patients need less than a year of treatment with Invisalign Teen to achieve their desired results, while others might need to wear aligners for two years or even longer; longer treatment times require more sets of aligners and more visits to our office, so the total costs are higher.
Is Invisalign Teen cheaper than braces?
Invisalign Teen is less expensive than lingual braces and it often costs less than ceramic (clear) braces as well, but it’s generally more expensive than traditional metal braces. That said, every patient is different. We can provide you with estimates for different treatment options when you come in for your consultation.
Does insurance cover the cost of Invisalign Teen?
Dental insurance usually covers at least some of the cost of Invisalign Teen, but plans can vary and it’s important to check with your insurance provider to find out exactly what your plan covers and what your out-of-pocket expenses will be. Our billing team is also happy to sit down with you and help you understand your benefits. If you have HSA or FSA funds, those can be used towards Invisalign Teen treatment as well.
What is the difference between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is designed with compliance indicators to allow parents and orthodontists to make sure patients are wearing their aligners as instructed. There are also some specialized design features to allow for the eruption of canines, second premolars, and second molars.
Which is better, braces or Invisalign Teen?
There are some orthodontic cases where traditional braces are a more effective treatment option, but assuming you are a candidate for both Invisalign Teen and braces, both solutions will straighten your teeth and correct bite issues, so the answer to this question comes down to your preferences and lifestyle.
Braces work 24/7 because they cannot be removed, but Invisalign Teen only works when you wear your aligners. This can present an issue for some teens, although for others, it’s not a problem at all. Many teens appreciate the Invisalign system because it’s discreet, comfortable, and allows them to continue eating their favorite foods.
Is Invisalign Teen a permanent fix?
Like any orthodontic treatment, Invisalign Teen results are only permanent if you wear your retainer as instructed to maintain them.
Learn More About Invisalign Teen in New Jersey
If you’d like to discuss Invisalign Teen, contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our four New Jersey locations.