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Invisalign Cost

Making improvements in your appearance and taking steps to improve your overall health are investments in your future. A smile makeover that includes straightening your teeth can have far-reaching benefits, ranging from higher self-esteem to more employment opportunities. And the best way to achieve that winning smile is with the Invisalign teeth straightening process. In Lower Manhattan, Dr. Alex Shalman serves a wide range of clients with his discreet cosmetic procedures and boutique practice. He’s an expert in Invisalign treatments, a process that costs no more than traditional braces, but with far less of a cost to your lifestyle and appearance. Call for an appointment today.

Is Invisalign Affordable?

While you may admire Invisalign’s nearly invisible nature and the great smiles it produces, you may be concerned about its cost. Rest assured that Invisalign is affordable. In fact, its price is similar to traditional braces. But its convenience — in terms of your image and your comfort, especially when comparing Invisalign vs. traditional braces — is substantial.

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If your dentist determines that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, you’ll find it’s a cost-competitive solution to get you that winning smile you deserve. Every mouth is different, so you need an in-person consultation with a dentist who has experience using Invisalign. Dr. Alex Shalman is a family dentist specializing in cosmetic dentistry, so he’s an expert at keeping your mouth healthy while making it look its best. Besides affordable Invisalign treatments, Dr. Shalman offers a wide array of dental services from his Downtown NYC boutique practice, including:

Does Insurance Cover Invisalign Treatment?

Dental insurance usually covers Invisalign treatments, just as it covers braces or other orthodontic procedures. While your insurance policy may not pay for the entire treatment, it likely covers a substantial portion, so your out-of-pocket expenses stay within your budget. The eventual to you depends on your teeth’s current alignment and the percentage your insurance pays. Many insurance providers, for example, pay up to 50 percent of the total cost. Dental plans can be difficult to understand, so if you have trouble understanding your plan’s coverage, speak to your company’s benefits manager. The office staff at Dr. Shalman’s boutique clinic helps you understand your coverage. They can even contact your insurance carrier for clarification on your dental policy for you. The ultimate cost breakdown includes what your insurance policy covers. For example:

  • If Dr. Shalman’s quote for your Invisalign costs is $3,700
  • And if your insurance covers 50 percent
  • Your out-of-pocket expense is $1,850
Or, for example:
  • If Dr. Shalman’s quote for your Invisalign costs is $6,000
  • And if your insurance covers $2,000
  • Your out-of-pocket expense is $4,000

Are There Other Ways to Pay for Invisalign Treatment?

Several other methods exist to reduce your total Invisalign cost. Besides insurance, you can use your pre-tax income by taking advantage of IRS programs, such as an FSA or an HSA:

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA). If you already have health insurance, a flexible spending account allows you to deposit pre-tax income into an account. You can spend your FSA funds on the remainder of the bill not covered by your insurance. Check with your employer to find out if they offer an FSA. They manage your account and deduct a portion of your salary throughout the year, although the limit for contributions is $2,600 annually.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA). If you have a high-deductible health plan and your employer offers one, a health savings account allows you to deposit up to $3,400 for yourself or $6,750 for your family every year. Once the money is in the account, you can use it to pay for health-related expenses, such as your Invisalign treatment. This money has to be spent on health-related costs within the calendar year or you lose it.

Dr. Shalman can also offer you a monthly payment plan to make your Invisalign cost an affordable monthly expense. Running a boutique dental practice gives him the flexibility to make whatever adjustments benefit you. He makes sure your payment plan works within your budget before you commit to a procedure.

What Factors Influence Invisalign Cost?

The amount of straightening required generally influences the Invisalign cost. Various factors contribute to the ease or difficulty of straightening your teeth, such as rotation or degree or misalignment. While genetics may be responsible for your teeth’s positioning, other factors contribute as well, such as:

  • Whether you’ve had jaw injuries
  • If you have a broken tooth
  • If you need teeth pulled to make room for the straightened teeth
  • If you have a history of extended pacifier use or thumb-sucking

Fortunately, Dr. Shalman can treat these conditions as part of a complete smile makeover or as the only cosmetic procedure you need. He offers a full-service dental practice with the personalized touch of a boutique clinic. As an expert in general and cosmetic dentistry, he knows that a healthy smile is often the most attractive.

Many people fear that acquiring a lovely and enchanting smile comes at the cost of having to wear unsightly metal braces or extreme financial burdens. With Invisalign, you avoid all of these. Stop putting off the gorgeous smile you’ve dreamed about. Contact Dr. Shalman’s office in Downtown Manhattan today for your initial consultation.

This page was published on Jan 31, 2021, modified on May 25, 2021 by Dr. Alex Shalman (Dentist) of Shalman Dentistry

Shalman Dentistry
44 W 10th St #1A
New York, NY 10011
(10th St, between 5th & 6th Avenue)
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DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ CAREFULLYThis website's purpose is to provide general dentistry information. None of the details given is intended to be taken as authoritative dental advice. It's important to speak with a dentist in NYC about your problems, as it may be a symptom of a serious underline condition. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, a detailed oral examination should always be performed. Make an appointment with your nearest healthcare provider or call our Lower Manhattan practice to set up a consultation.

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