How much can I expect to pay for Invisalign?


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smiling blondeInvisalign is increasingly becoming the most popular choice for achieving a straighter smile.

Invisalign treatment comprises a series of clear aligners that are custom-designed and fitted to suit your orthodontic requirements. With Invisalign, your teeth are gradually moved in to alignment with near invisible aligners changed every two to three weeks until your teeth are in the desired position.

Who will carry out my Invisalign treatment?

Although general dentists can carry out Invisalign treatment, it is advisable you see a Board-registered specialist orthodontist.

General dentists have no formal Dental Board–approved training in the specialised field of orthodontics. A specialist orthodontist however, is a practitioner with three to four years’ additional education and training qualifying them for registration by the Dental Board of Australia as a specialist.

At Smile Solutions, you will be treated by a Board-registered specialist orthodontist throughout the duration of your Invisalign treatment.

Smile Solutions is the only certified Black Diamond Invisalign provider in Australia, which is the highest provider status awarded by the manufactures of Invisalign and displays our unsurpassed experience and expertise in performing Invisalign.

How much can I expect to pay? 

In most instances, you can expect to pay approximately 25% to 35% extra to be treated by a specialist orthodontist rather than a general dentist.

Will my health fund give me a rebate on my Invisalign treatment?

Many major health funds will pay on orthodontic item numbers (series 8) only if the treating practitioner is a Dental Board–registered specialist orthodontist.

How much can I expect to pay? 

In most instances, expect to receive a reduced or nil rebate from your health fund if your Invisalign treatment is carried out by a general dentist.

Which course of Invisalign treatment is being quoted?

There are three Invisalign treatment possibilities:

  • Invisalign Complete: delivering the ultimate result;
  • Invisalign Lite: best suited to simpler cases requiring limited tooth movement;
  • Invisalign i7: best suited to patients with relapse after braces from a younger age. 

How much can I expect to pay? 

In most instances, expect to pay approximately two-thirds of the full rate for Invisalign Lite and one-third of the full rate for the i7.

Will I need retainers after my Invisalign treatment and do I need to pay for them?

Yes, you will be required to wear retainers to keep your teeth in their new position.

How much can I expect to pay? 

In most instances, expect to pay $300 to $500 for retainers at the completion of Invisalign treatment, unless these have been included in the price quoted initially.

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*The contents of this blog post are of a general nature only and may not apply to your specific circumstances. As every person is different we always recommend that you visit a qualified dental practitioner to obtain tailored dental advice to suit your own specific needs.

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