The short answer is yes; some insurance plans may cover part or all of the cost of clear aligners. First, however, it is important to understand the details of your particular plan and how it relates to orthodontic treatment. This blog post will provide an overview of what you need to know about insurance coverage for Invisalign.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear Aligners, like SureSmile or Invisalign, are a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to move teeth into their desired position gradually. More than 14 million patients have benefited from clear aligners, which continues to grow yearly. Patients love clear aligners because they are incredibly effective and often more cost-efficient than metal braces. It is an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces and can correct various orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and excessive overbite. At Warrier Dentistry, we offer a variety of clear aligners, and your dentist can recommend the best treatment for you. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and must be worn for at least 22 hours per day to achieve the desired results.
Does Insurance Cover Clear Aligners?
The answer depends on your insurance plan and whether or not it includes coverage for orthodontic treatments. Most plans will cover at least part of the cost, but some may not cover any of it. Before beginning treatment, check with your insurance provider to determine what your plan covers and how much you will be responsible for paying out-of-pocket.
How Much Do Clear Aligners Cost?
The cost of clear aligners varies depending on the severity of your orthodontic issue and how long you need to wear the aligners to achieve the desired results—generally speaking. However, the average cost ranges from $3,000-$8,000. This price includes all necessary appointments with your orthodontist or dental specialist and any additional treatments that may be required during treatment. Of course, this number can vary because each patient’s teeth are different. When you book your appointment with us, we can discuss the level of treatment needed for optimal results and the expected care that would accompany it.
In conclusion, some insurance plans may cover part, or all of the cost of Invisalign depending on your particular plan and how much coverage it provides for orthodontic treatments. The best way to know for sure is to speak with your insurance provider before beginning treatment to determine what your plan covers and how much you will be responsible for paying out-of-pocket. Additionally, it is important to note that the average cost of clear aligners ranges from $3,000-$8,000 depending on the severity of your orthodontic issue and how long you need to wear the aligners to achieve desired results. At Warrier Dentistry, we specialize in many types of clear aligners. Please contact us today to learn more about your options and how to get started.