I thought it might be useful to let you know how much I am paying for my Invisalign as one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “How much does Invisalign cost?” I’ve also added in the average cost of Invisalign for other parts of the world just to give a general comparison. Notably, there are very different figures according to the country you are in.
Invisalign Cost UK
In London, for example, costs can range from £1500 for very minor cases and up to £5000 but insurance covers very little as a rule, even if you have dental insurance. Orthodontics in the UK can be covered by the National Health Service but they never cover Invisalign sadly. If you have serious orthodontic issues and are under 16 you can have treatment with metal braces free, however this is not available for adults or for cases that are purely cosmetic and don’t have an underlying health implication.
Invisalign Cost USA
In the US overall the average price is around $5000 but the cost may be higher in major cities. In New York much higher figures of up to $9000 or more are often quoted. Private health cover is more common in the US and may cover some or all of your treatment – you need to check with your own provider what is and isn’t covered.
What My Invisalign Cost
The total price (in Australian Dollars) for my Invisalign treatment is $6150 for the braces treatment plus $200 for records. I believe that they bill the records separately in order to maximise the refund from health funds. I am hoping to get about $2700 back from my health fund out of the $6150 total.
Payment is $1300 at the time first impressions are taken, plus the $200 for records. Another $1550 is due at the first fitting, followed by fifteen monthly payments of $220. After that there are no additional costs even if treatment is not yet finished.
Please do help other readers establish the price of invisalign in their area by commenting below with the costs of your own treatment.