There are regular dental braces, then there is Invisalign – a series of custom-made clear aligning trays that straighten your teeth over time. While traditional braces are associated with bulky metal brackets, the beauty of Invisalign is that it is invisible, and unless you tell someone, nobody will know that you are actually wearing braces. Plus, you can take them out during events like eating or sports activities, which gives these clear aligners even more of an advantage. Because of the hassle-free benefits that come with choosing Invisalign as the path to straighter teeth, more and more people all over the world are requesting consultations with their dentists to discuss Invisalign. 

But how much do they cost in Canada?

 

It is important to note that the amount you will pay for any cosmetic work depends on many factors, such as your location, what your dental insurance (if any) will cover, your dentist’s or orthodontist’s level of expertise, and their labor, as well as the severity of your dental case.

The cost of an Invisalign treatment is dependent on where exactly you are in Canada. Usually, the cost ranges from $2,000 to $8,500. However, this cost can be reduced significantly if you carry dental insurance. If you do not have insurance, you may be eligible for a payment plan! For example, if your Invisalign treatment costs $6,750, you could pay as little as $375 a month for the duration of your treatment! How long (or short) your payment plan is will depend on the number of treatments needed for your case. Your doctor would be happy to talk to you in detail about this option.

And we at Ora Dental can inform you about your pricing options should you choose the Invisalign treatment. Call today to schedule your free Invisalign consultation!

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FAQs

What qualifies you for Invisalign?

There are many factors that can qualify someone for Invisalign, including one’s age and specific smile goals. Patients that want to correct gapped or overcrowded teeth, underbites, overbites, and cross-bites are good candidates for Invisalign. However, younger children and patients with dental implants, TMJ disorder, or bridges may not be the best candidates. Every case is different, so make sure to call your qualified dentist or orthodontist to get a consultation and see if Invisalign is right for you.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Invisalign is a more modern and advanced way to straighten your smile compared to traditional braces, and it may be a better alternative to those seeking treatment in a discreet way, as the trays are clear and practical. The benefits of Invisalign are endless – you can eat and drink whatever you want, whenever you want because you can simply remove your trays. Dental hygiene is also better because nothing is attached to the teeth, so you can brush freely. There are pros and cons to both Invisalign and braces, so if you want to understand which is the better fit for you, get a consultation from a qualified dentist/orthodontist near you.

Is Invisalign bad for your teeth?

Invisalign does not harm your teeth in any way. It is completely safe and beneficial to your dental health if you are suffering from overcrowded teeth, an overbite, or underbite. It’s a great option for those wanting to align their teeth in a transparent way, eliminating the need for metal braces. It is good to keep in mind that there may be an increased risk for cavities and gum disease if your oral health is not taken care of properly.

Does Invisalign hurt?

There is some mild discomfort over the course of Invisalign treatment, but most wouldn’t consider Invisalign to be as painful as braces. Invisalign is designed to be more comfortable because there aren’t any brackets to rub against your gums like with braces. During the first few days of each new tray cycle (every two weeks), some patients may experience more discomfort, but it will adjust over time. Over-the-counter painkillers and cold compresses can be used to combat any mild pain.