Invisalign is often more costly than traditional braces due to the laboratory costs associated with creating the aligners. The use of high-quality materials and technology makes treatment more expensive than traditional orthodontic procedures. Metal braces are usually more affordable than Invisalign, and insurance companies are increasingly covering the cost of Invisalign. To get an exact estimate of the difference in cost, we can provide you with estimates that take into account what your dental insurance will pay for.
If cost is a major factor, metal braces are the more economical option. However, many people opt for clear aligners due to their virtually invisible appearance. Invisalign is not the only clear aligner brand available, and many of its competitors are more affordable. While the costs are comparable when you compare the pros and cons, clear aligners will generally be slightly more expensive than traditional braces.
Online dental alignment services now offer teeth alignment for a fraction of the cost of braces or Invisalign. Homemade clear aligners offer many benefits, including a lower price and a shorter treatment period than Invisalign. However, it is important to consider other aspects of treatment with clear aligners such as effectiveness, comfort, appearance and customer service in addition to price. New scanning, planning and printing technologies have opened the doors to in-house production of transparent aligners.