Since invisible braces are less noticeable than metal braces, they are an attractive option for straightening your teeth. But, they do tend to be more expensive than traditional metal braces.
How Much Do Invisible Braces Cost?
There are a few different options for invisible braces. In order from most expensive to least expensive, here’s a look at the different types of invisible braces:
- Incognito – also called lingual braces or hidden braces that sit behind the teeth
- Invisalign – a series of clear and removable aligners
- Ceramic brackets – designed to blend in with the color of your teeth
The most invisible of the above choices tends to be Incognito braces, but it is far costlier compared to ceramic brackets or Invisalign. This is due to the complex nature of the treatment. Not all orthodontists offer lingual braces, as they require specialised training and knowledge.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of the aligners will vary depending on the complexity of your case and the length of your treatment. Your orthodontist will give you an estimate during your consultation.
How Do Invisible Braces Work?
The Invisalign aligners work to straighten your teeth, just like traditional braces. However, they do not require wires or bracket and there are far fewer limitations on what you can eat and drink. You can also take the aligners out when eating and drinking, as well as to brush and floss.
Before you decide to have invisible braces, consider these points:
- Treatment time may take longer
- It is not the perfect option for serious orthodontic issues
- Aligners can be expensive to replace if you lose them
What About Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces also work the way traditional braces do, and they include brackets and wires. However, they are considered invisible since they are tooth-colored and much less noticeable than metal braces. They are generally more expensive than traditional braces.
Which Is the Option for You?
It is up to both you and your orthodontist to decide on the best treatment for you case and your lifestyle. The average price of invisible braces tends to be a little higher than regular braces, but there are unique advantages to the treatment.
To discuss your treatment options, book a consultation with Dr Geoffrey Wexler Orthodontist in Toorak or Frankston, Mornington Peninsula.