The Invisalign clear aligner system is a game-changing orthodontic treatment method that makes it easier than ever to get a straight, healthy smile without sacrificing what you love about your lifestyle. With plastic aligners that are comfortable, invisible, and removable, it’s no wonder the popularity of this alternative treatment option grows from year to year. Despite the many benefits of Invisalign, many Knoxville patients ask about Invisalign’s cost and are worried that this treatment may be too good to be true.

Benefits of Invisalign in Knoxville

For many Langford Orthodontics patients, the flexibility of Invisalign is the most significant benefit. Since you’re able to remove the aligners when you need to, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying about a broken appliance. Food restrictions are often the most frustrating part of treatment with traditional braces, so this benefit alone can make your experience much more enjoyable. It’s also much easier to keep your mouth clean. You barely have to change your routine. Brush and floss as you usually would, and rinse your aligners before putting them back in.

Invisalign aligners are very comfortable because they don’t have brackets and wires that can irritate your mouth. The aligner trays are made based on a precise 3D scan of your teeth, so they’re a perfect fit for your smile and no one else’s.

The best benefit? Invisalign can straighten your teeth like braces can, but since they’re nearly invisible, no one has to know you’re wearing them.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

With so many benefits, you may be worried that Invisalign will cost twice as much as braces, and you’ll never be able to afford them. The good news is that Invisalign treatment costs about the same as braces.

Most insurance plans offer the same amount of coverage for both Invisalign and braces, whether that’s a percentage of the total cost or a fixed dollar amount. Every plan is unique, but we’ll help you determine what yours offers. Most orthodontists, including Dr. Langford, offer in-house financing and payment plans to make paying for orthodontic treatment less daunting for Knoxville patients.

At Langford Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing affordable orthodontic options, and that includes Invisalign clear aligner treatment. We understand that your family has a budget and many other obligations to meet. That’s why we’re proud to provide flexible payment options to meet your needs. We also accept most insurance plans to help cover as much of your treatment as possible. We offer free consultations and would be happy to help you figure out how to finance Invisalign treatment for you or your family.

Many factors ultimately determine how long your treatment will take, including how often you must come into the office. Because there are typically no adjustments necessary with Invisalign aligners, your checkups won’t be as frequent, and they don’t last as long. This can translate to lower treatment costs. You also won’t have to come in for any emergency appointments, because there’s nothing to worry about breaking.

As long as you’re switching out your aligners according to the schedule Dr. Langford sets for you, your teeth-straightening should stay on track without too much extra time spent in our office. Of course, we’ll still need to monitor your progress and correct any issues that may arise, so regular appointments are still necessary. But they’ll be less frequent than with traditional braces.

Invisalign gives you straighter teeth and a healthier mouth- without breaking the bank.

While a beautiful smile is undoubtedly one of the most significant benefits of completing Invisalign treatment, it’s not the only one. Invisalign can help improve your overall oral health by correcting any misalignments and giving you a proper bite. It's hard to clean crowded or crooked teeth effectively, which can cause swollen gums and create an opening for bacteria to grow, leading to gum disease and tooth decay. A bad bite can also cause jaw pain, speech impediments, and chewing challenges that may lead to digestive issues. Invisalign can correct these issues while your treatment remains practically invisible to others!

As you can see, the many benefits of Invisalign during your treatment and throughout the rest of your life quickly overshadow the cost. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about Invisalign treatment in Knoxville with Langford Orthodontics.