Most general dentists and specialist orthodontists in Australia offer Invisalign. However, the cost of Invisalign can vary between clinicians, depending on the experience and specialisation of the practitioner you choose.
The difference lies in whether you choose to see a specialist or a general dentist. Specialists in this field are called orthodontists, and you don’t need a referral to see one. They must have, on average, between 3 and 4 years of formal postgraduate training before they qualify to register as a specialist in their field. Invisalign Australia classifies experienced Invisalign operators as Platinum providers and the most experienced operators as Platinum Elite providers. If you have any doubts about the specialist registration of an orthodontist, just check them up on the official website of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) by typing in their first name and family name; or click here to check their practice’s level of experience with Invisalign.
What you need to bear in mind is that, the more challenging the case – in terms of over-crowding of teeth, any bite complications, and your expectations – the more strongly advised you are to consult a specialist orthodontist, and preferably a Platinum Elite provider, before embarking on such a course of treatment. And as a rule, you would expect the cost of Invisalign to be higher when provided by such a specialist.
But payment terms can make the overall cost manageable. If you are going to pay for the treatment over, say, 18 to 24 months (which most dental practices will allow), bank on spending around $300–$350 per month to pay off the cost of Invisalign in Melbourne. If you are considering Invisalign treatment and would like to compare prices, please click here.
Some orthodontists will also provide you with a free initial consultation or charge you a minimal fee, but it’s worth asking how much on the phone at the time of making an appointment.
When comparing prices for Invisalign in Melbourne, do make certain of the registration level of the practitioners; specialists may charge higher fees than general dentists, particularly when handling a more complicated case.
To compare prices and learn more about your Invisalign options, click here.