How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

A person holds their Invisalign aligner trays.

Are you considering Invisalign treatment to achieve that perfect smile? One of the most common questions patients ask us is, “How much does Invisalign cost?” 

You should be informed about the process before committing to any corrective treatment. At Northside Dental Clinic, we understand the importance of transparency regarding pricing. 

The Cost of Invisalign

Unfortunately, Invisalign doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all price tag. The cost varies depending on several factors, including the complexity of your case and the treatment duration. 

In general, the most common estimates range from $3000 to $9000. This cost can vary case by case, and to get an accurate estimate, we recommend booking a consultation. 

During your consultation with our experienced team, we’ll assess your unique smile needs to provide you with an accurate price estimate.

What Goes Into the Varying Costs


  1. Complexity of Treatment: Every smile is unique, and so is every Invisalign treatment plan. The complexity of your case, including the severity of misalignment and the need for additional procedures like attachments or refinements, can influence the overall cost.
  2. Treatment Duration: The length of your Invisalign treatment plays a significant role in determining the cost. While some patients may achieve their desired results in a few months, others with more complex cases may require longer treatment times, which can affect the total cost.
  3. Additional Services: Some patients require additional treatments like teeth whitening, dental bonding, or orthodontic relapse prevention, which can increase the total cost.

What to Expect from Insurance Coverage:

While coverage varies depending on your insurance provider and plan, many policies offer some level of coverage for orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign.

Northside Dental accepts a range of dental insurance. We’re contracted with


  • Delta Dental (PPO)
  • Essex
  • Connection Dental
  • Guardian DentalGuard Preferred
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia


Northside Dental Clinic offers consultations to help you understand your insurance coverage and maximize your benefits. Our team will work closely with you to guide you through the process and provide clarity on what to expect in terms of coverage and out-of-pocket expenses.

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Cost of Invisalign Versus Braces

Are you weighing your options between Invisalign and traditional braces to achieve your dream smile? 

Understanding the cost difference between these two orthodontic treatments is the first step in making an informed decision. 

Cost Comparison: Invisalign or Braces? 


  • Initial investment: Due to its customized aligners and aesthetic appeal, Invisalign tends to have a slightly higher initial cost than traditional braces.
  • Long-term considerations: While traditional braces may have a lower upfront cost, factors such as treatment duration, maintenance, and repairs can contribute to the overall expense over time.
  • Insurance coverage: Dental insurance policies often cover both Invisalign and traditional braces, but coverage amounts and limitations vary. The team at Northside Dental Clinic can assist you in navigating your insurance coverage to maximize your benefits.


Invisalign Overview

  • Customized treatment: Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth snugly. Each set of Invisalign aligners is custom-made based on dental impressions, making each patient’s treatment unique and requiring varying numbers of trays. This customization increases the production costs of Invisalign treatment.
  • Aesthetic appeal: One of Invisalign’s primary appeals is its virtually invisible appearance, which allows people to straighten their smiles without drawing attention to it. 
  • Removable aligners: Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to eat and drink without restrictions and making oral hygiene maintenance more manageable. 


Overview of Traditional Braces

  • Fixed appliances: Traditional braces have metal brackets and wires that are bonded to your teeth throughout the treatment duration. The materials used in braces typically result in a lower initial cost compared to Invisalign.
  • Treatment duration: While treatment times vary depending on individual cases, traditional braces may require longer treatment durations than Invisalign. Extended treatment periods can affect the overall cost, as more frequent appointments and maintenance may be necessary.
  • Adjustments and Repairs: With traditional braces, periodic adjustments are required to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. 

Additionally, repairs due to broken brackets or wires may incur additional costs over the course of treatment.

During your consultation at Northside Dental Clinic, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive overview of both options, helping you make an informed decision that aligns with your smile goals and budget.

Call Northside Dental for a Consultation

If you’re ready to explore your orthodontic treatment options further or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (417) 862-2468.