How Much Does Insurance Cover for Invisalign®?
Real Smile Dentistry accepts 5 PPOs, Aetna, Delta, Cigna, Metlife, and Guardian at the Miami Beach office. We work with most insurance providers in our North Miami office. Contact us if you have any more questions.
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Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is used to straighten teeth and create a more beautiful smile. It works well for people who have a mild or moderate misalignment. It can also be used to correct overbite, underbite, or crossbite in some people. The correction is done with clear plastic aligner trays that gradually move the teeth to the proper alignment. The procedure requires wearing the aligners for at least 20 hours per day. The aligners can be removed for oral care, eating, or the evening out when you don’t want people to know you are using them. They work very well and many people prefer them to traditional braces.
The process starts with an appointment at the dentist to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. If you are a good candidate, the next step is to have a set of 3D digital impressions made. The impressions are sent to the Invisalign to be used to create the set of trays that will be used to align the teeth. The number of trays that will be used will depend on how much correction is required. Once these are made and sent back to the dentist, you will visit the office and be given instructions on how to use them to give you the smile you want. Each tray will be used for two weeks, provided that they are kept in for at least 20 hours per day, then move to the next one until all have been used.
The answer to this is that it depends on your insurance company and which dental plan you have with that insurer. Most basic dental plans will not include orthodontic coverage. More expensive and comprehensive plans will cover orthodontic work. You will need to contact your dental plan provider to find out whether they will cover Invisalign. If they do, they may only cover a portion of the cost.
The cost for Invisalign with insurance will depend on what plan you have and how much they will cover. Many dental plans will only cover a portion of the cost. Some may cover 50%, some may cover less, or there may be a cap on how much the insurance company will pay, which can be anywhere from $1,000-$3,000. You can even have an insurance plan that pays a percentage and also includes a payment cap.
The cost for Invisalign will depend on the treatment that you choose and the amount of correction that is desired. The plans can include:
– Invisalign Full: $3,500-8,500
– Express 10: $2,500-5,000
– Express 5: $1,500-3,000
– Teen: $3,000-6,500
This is the range of fairly typical prices. The costs can be up to $10,000 depending on the level of treatment you need and your self-discipline in keeping the trays in for at least 20 hours per day.
Many insurance companies consider Invisalign to be a cosmetic procedure, like whitening or veneer. Cosmetic procedures are not generally covered. If you can find an insurer that covers Invisalign, it will typically pay between 25% and 50%. You will also want to keep in mind that some insurance companies will have a lifetime cap on payments for certain kinds of procedures.
The companies that are best known for covering Invisalign are:
– Delta Dental
There are other insurance companies that may provide coverage. If you have a provider other than the ones listed, you will need to check with them to find out if it is covered.
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