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Decoding Invisalign Cost in NYC: Guide to Smarter Spending on Clear Aligners

NYC Invisalign Cost & Invisalign Specials

Interested to learn about Invisalign cost or if you qualify for Invisalign insurance coverage? Read all about this and much more.

In this article, we will talk about the average cost of Invisalign treatment, Invisalign price at 209 NYC Dental, and our exclusive Invisalign discounts. In addition, we will answer the questions about cost of Invisalign with insurance and without. You can learn more about 209 NYC Invisalign treatment, check out our Invisalign Before & After pictures by browsing our website or by booking an initial consultation with our Invisalign doctors Dr. Ahn or Dr. Nikitayev.

Dr. Ahn had helped me with the Invisalign which as changed my life putting my teeth back into place. The whole staff here are amazing especially Ella!!

Jeremy Crow in New York, NY 

Prepare for Spring with Our Exclusive Invisalign Promotion

We are delighted to introduce a special Invisalign Treatment offer designed to get you ready for spring! From March 4th to March 9th, take advantage of our time-limited promotion:

Complimentary Consultation with Scan During this period, we invite you to benefit from a complimentary consultation, including a digital scan to assess your options for achieving straighter teeth. This offer holds a value of $50.

$1000 Transition Discount For those currently undergoing another clear aligners treatment and looking to transition to Invisalign, we are pleased to offer an exclusive $1000 discount. This special offer is applicable from March 4th to March 9th, 2024.

In addition to these exclusive incentives, our patients enjoy the following advantages:

  • Complimentary Tooth Whitening After Invisalign Treatment Our dedication to enhancing your smile goes beyond the treatment itself. Upon completion of your Invisalign treatment within this promotional period, receive a complimentary take-home teeth whitening kit valued at $500.
  • Free Vivera Retainers After completing the treatment, we recommend wearing retainers while sleeping. For patients proceeding with full treatment, the initial set of Vivera retainers (4 pairs in total) is included at no extra charge, a value of $850.

We believe that this unique offer will add even more fulfillment to your journey toward a beautiful smile. Seize this opportunity to attain the confident smile you’ve always desired.

Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation or to get answers to your questions. We eagerly anticipate being a part of your journey to a healthier, more radiant smile.

Feel free to share this information with your friends and loved ones who may benefit from Invisalign treatment.

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign treatment and other types of invisible braces have become highly sought out treatment options in dental care. So many patients choose Invisalign aligners as an orthodontic treatment to achieve straight teeth and beautiful smile. Any orthodontic treatment is an investment in your health. It takes dedication and a sum of money to have it completed successfully.

On average, Invisalign treatment in the US can range from $2,000 to $10,000. This guide will delve into the key factors that influence the cost, insurance considerations, and alternative financing options to help you navigate the financials of achieving a straighter smile with Invisalign aligners.

Understanding Cost of Invisalign Treatment in NYC

Invisalign aligners

The overall cost of Invisalign treatment in New York City and in the country encompasses more than just the cost of the clear aligner trays. Various factors, such as the complexity of your dental concerns, location of Invisalign provider, expertise and experience of your Invisalign specialist, also play a significant role.

Average Cost of Invisalign for Adults

Average cost of Invisalign for adults in the United States can range from $2,000 to $10,000 with an average national price around $4,978. The bustling New York City has higher Invisalign costs ranging between $3,500 to $8,000 due to its higher operating expenses, and real estate prices.

Complexity of Invisalign Braces Treatment Plan

The total cost of your Invisalign treatment is influenced by the complexity of your dental issues.

Average Cost of Invisalign Treatment, Full Case

  • Price of Invisalign in New York City: $7,000
  • 209 NYC Dental Invisalign cost:  $6,395
  • National average Invisalign treatment price: $5,500

Most of the patients would fall into this treatment plan. It typically lasts between 12-18 months. However, it is strongly recommended to use Invisalign retainers upon completion of the treatment. Align Technology manufactures its own custom retainers that are called Vivera. They are very similar by look & feel to clear aligners that a patient would wear to straighten teeth but instead of wearing them all day long one would need to wear them only at night. Some Invisalign doctors charge additional for Vivera retainers. In our Manhattan office we are happy to offer the first set of four pairs as part of the full treatment.

Invisalign Express

With the introduction of Invisalign Express and other limited treatment plans Invisalign cost maybe lower then the full length treatment. However, even though these shorter treatments may have lower initial cost they may not include additional refinements and retainers. So do check whether you will be charged extra should additional aligners or refinements become necessary during treatment.

Complex Malocclusion Treatments

Cases with malocclusion types like severe overbite or underbite often take more time and require an increased number of aligners and possibly dental appointments for proper correction, thus some Invisalign doctors can charge more for such cases. Dr. Sang Hoon Ahn have successfully completed many of such cases achieving straight teeth and better oral health, without passing on the extra cost of Invisalign trays to patients.

Invisalign Doctors Experience

Another factor influencing the price of Invisalign is a doctor’s experience level. Typically, more experienced practitioners command higher prices due to their expertise and ability to successfully straighten teeth using Invisalign process in the shortest time possible even with more complex cases. While less experienced providers may offer lower initial costs for Invisalign clear braces, this could potentially result in suboptimal outcomes. It is crucial to choose a provider who has extensive knowledge of the Invisalign system to achieve optimal results.

Our Exclusive Invisalign Specials

If you are looking for Invisalign discount Look no further!

To make payments towards Invisalign treatment costs more feasible, 209 NYC Dental offers special Invisalign discount. Here is what you will get our Invisalign Special:

  • Treatment with one of the Best Invisalign Dentist in NYC
  • $50 Consultation, $50 credit will be applied towards treatment upon the start of treatment
  • $6,395 cost of Full Invisalign Treatment
  • Free Unlimited Refinements for Full Invisalign Treatment
  • Free Vivera Retainers (Top of the Line Retainers, manufactured by Align Technology.)
  • Complimentary Teeth Whitening ($500 Value)
  • 3D treatment with iTero vs the multitude of yucky full mouth impressions
  • 209 NYC Dental offers flexible payment options to our patients, see below

Invisalign cost NYC and 209 NYC Invisalign deal special

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Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Fortunately, many patients can take comfort in the fact that many dental insurance plans may include coverage for orthodontic treatment including Invisalign system thus reducing out of pocket cost of Invisalign treatment.

Dental Insurance Coverage for Invisalign Aligners

Insurance coverage for clear aligner treatments, like Invisalign aligners, works the same way as with traditional braces. Most dental insurance plans may have provisions that affect having Invisalign covered.

Dental insurance coverage

To find out if your dental insurance carrier covers clear aligner therapy you need to know the following:

  • Do you have orthodontic coverage?
  • Is there an age limit on your plan? Does the age limit affect you?
  • Did you use any of the orthodontic maximum before?
  • Does your plan provide out-of-network benefits since the doctor maybe out-of-network?

Orthodontic Life Time Maximum: Dental insurance may have an orthodontic lifetime maximum of $1,000, $1,500 or more. Lifetime maxim means that it does not recycle as your regular annual maximum at the beginning of the fiscal year. Once it is used there is no money left for additional treatment.

Age Limit: The dental insurance may have an age limit for orthodontic treatment coverage. For example, insurance will cover Invisalign or other types of braces only up to the age of 19 or 26. Dental insurance that covers orthodontic care for adults will not have such a provision.

Check your coverage details. Below are a few examples of what you may find.

Cigna Insurance Orthodontic Coverage:

Cigna Orthodontic coverage details

Guardian Plan That Does Not Cover Orthodontic Treatment:

Guardian Orthodontic coverage details

Guardian Plan That Covers Invisalign Treatment:

guardian dental insurance invisalign coverage

Orthodontic Payment Policy: Another provision that will determine the cost of Invisalign after insurance is how your dental insurance pays? Dental Insurances payment structure varies. The payment can come as a lump sum; it can be broken down in one large initial payment and smaller monthly payments or just consist of small monthly payments. This brings us to a very important point – some insurance will not pay out your orthodontic maximum but will pay only small monthly amounts of $50 or so thus the total pay of Invisalign treatment will be determined by the number of months your treatment lasts and not by its cost.

Other Conditions: There are still a number of conditions that may affect your Invisalign cost with insurance, i.e. if you change your job in the middle of your treatment and new dental insurance does not cover Invisalign; your employer may change insurance policy in the new year while you are still being treated. Our treatment coordinators will discuss the details with you and provide you with assistance in light of such circumstances.

During open enrollment, be sure to review and compare various dental insurance plans, this could lead you to select a plan with more advantageous orthodontic coverage including Invisalign aligners.

Alternative Payment Options for Invisalign Aligners

Monthly payment plan for Invisalign

If your dental plan does not cover the entire cost of Invisalign, or if you do not have dental insurance at all, there are still various options available to help make the paying for Invisalign treatment more manageable. These alternatives include monthly payment plans, flexible spending account (FSAs), health savings account (HSA), and financing arrangements such as zero-interest financing offered through CareCredit.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) are special accounts provided by employers that enable individuals to use their pre-tax income for various health related expenses, including orthodontic treatment such as clear aligners or traditional braces. Using FSA or HSA funds can help reduce overall costs associated with orthodontic treatment.

You can cover the pay for Invisalign treatment using an FSA or HSA in two ways: you may directly utilize your card at the time of service, or seek reimbursement after paying by submitting a receipt to your provider. It should be noted that while HSA funds carry over from year-to-year, those in a Limited Purpose FSA must be used within the plan’s designated timeframe and can only be applied towards eligible dental and vision expenditures.

Financing Options

Numerous orthodontic clinics have options for financing Invisalign, including 0% interest. These choices allow the cost to be divided into easily manageable monthly payments.

CareCredit Financing

One popular option from a third-party provider is CareCredit, which provides credit specifically for health related services, including invisible braces. It offers the potential of no-interest if the balance is paid off within a set period of time. At 209 NYC Dental we offers 12-months interest-free financing through CareCredit.

In-office Payment Plan

In addition to accepting dental insurance, and offering interest-free financing 209 NYC Dental offers affordable monthly payments. The monthly cost will be determined on the above provisions, i.e. orthodontic care insurance coverage; 3rd party financing, down-payment amount. Our experienced treatment coordinator will help you establish a comfortable payment plan.

Invisalign cost vs Braces cost

Comparing Invisalign to traditional braces

The cost for traditional metal braces in New York City can vary widely depending on the individual’s specific orthodontic needs, the complexity of the case, the duration of the treatment, and the orthodontist’s experience. Generally, the price for traditional braces in New York starts at $4000. It’s important for patients to consult with an orthodontist to get an accurate estimate based on one’s unique situation.

Straightening teeth is a long treatment that requires not only budget considerations but more importantly ability to successfully complete the treatment to achieve straight teeth. With such a lengthy treatment process comfort and compliance play a crucial role. Lets compare Invisalign braces to conventional braces.

  • The use of Invisalign system for teeth straightening offers a more aesthetically pleasing option compared to traditional metal braces or even ceramic braces since they are virtually invisible.
  • This treatment is typically shorter, averaging 12 months instead of the usual 18-24 months with traditional metal braces.
  • It also boasts several advantages such as increased comfort, less irritation.
  • One major advantage Invisalign system offers unlike metal braces or lingual braces is its removable nature – allowing flexibility in terms of oral hygiene practices and diet without any restrictions (except brushing before reinserting).

Choosing the Right Invisalign Provider
Invisalign Provider NYC

Choosing the right Invisalign provider is essential, and at 209 NYC Dental, Dr. Sang Hoon (Benjamin) Ahn’s 15 years of experience with Invisalign ensures that you’re in capable hands. Providers like Dr. Ahn, who have extensive experience and high-tier status such as Diamond Provider, offer expertise that can be crucial for optimal treatment outcomes.

Selecting a provider with a strong commitment to continuous education is also important, as this indicates their dedication to staying abreast of the latest advancements in Invisalign technology and orthodontic care.

Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation

Embarking on the journey to a perfect smile begins with the initial consultation with our experienced Invisalign Providers, Dr. Sang Hoon Ahn or Dr. Nikitayev. We make the first step easy and affordable with our special Invisalign discounts – a consultation for just $50, which will be credited towards your treatment plan. During this visit, you’ll receive a personalized assessment and a clear outline of your treatment process, price of Invisalign treatment, and your payment options, ensuring you’re fully informed and ready to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Call the office or request your initial consultation online. 

To learn more about Invisalign see our beautiful Before & After Invisalign results or read about  209 NYC Invisalign process.

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Summary

Understanding the costs involved in Invisalign treatment and effectively managing them is crucial for achieving a confident, beautiful smile. There are various payment options available such as dental insurance, flexible spending account, health savings accounts and interest-free financing that can help manage Invisalign costs. It’s important to research thoroughly, ask relevant questions during your Invisalign consultation and choose an experienced Invisalign provider who will guide you through the process of attaining straight teeth and a perfect smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Invisalign Cost Without Insurance?

If you have no dental insurance or it does not cover Invisalign your cost for Full Invisalign treatment with 209 NYC Dental will be $6,395. We offer various options to make Invisalign aligners affordable to all our patients. See our Invisalign Treatment Special above.

Why is Invisalign $5,000?

The average cost of Invisalign is approximately $5,000. This price includes lab fees for the production of custom aligners and utilizes advanced materials and technology, resulting in a higher cost compared to traditional orthodontic treatments.

What affects Invisalign cost?

When it comes to the price of Invisalign braces, factors like severe misalignment or complicated bite correction can increase overall expenses. This is because these issues often require more aligners and a longer treatment period, resulting in higher costs. However, the opposite can be true too, if you need only minor adjustment you may qualify for an Invisalign Express which may decrease the cost of Invisalign treatment.

It’s essential to take into account your specific dental needs when planning for the financial aspect of Invisalign treatment. The best way to do it is to have an Invisalign consultation.

Is Invisalign Worth It?

Undergoing any teeth straightening treatment is both a financial investment and a commitment of time. Yet, Invisalign journey towards improved oral health and a straighter smile is enhanced by the technological innovations Align Technology, from 3d scanners to clear aligner trays and reduced number of office visits. These aligners offer added comfort and a virtually invisible appearance that traditional metal braces can’t match.

We encourage you to explore an array of Before & After Invisalign results to witness the transformative results firsthand. In these success stories, you may find examples that resonate deeply with your own aspirations for a healthier, more confident smile.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost for Top Teeth Only?

Sometimes patients ask us if they can fix only their top teeth or only bottom teeth. Unfortunately, treatment only for the top or bottom teeth, called single arch treatment, is rarely possible or advisable.

The reason is that all structures in the mouth exist based on the opposing forces. For example, if there is a missing tooth then the tooth next to it or above it would start to shift to close the space. That is why doctors recommend a dental implant to replace missing teeth. Even a treatment like a filling or dental crown has to be done with precision. If you ever had one done, you might remember that the dentist would check your bite and make some adjustments to the restoration. The reason is that the new restoration maybe “high” thus it may interfere with your natural bite causing discomfort, soreness, and even headache. Same goes for single arch treatments.

It is crucial to one’s health to maintain a proper bite. When teeth are moving it means that the opposing teeth have to move along to support each other. If you strongly believe or were told by another doctor that you qualify for Invisalign removable aligners only on top teeth or Invisalign only on the bottom teeth, please book a consultation for an evaluation with Dr. Ahn to discuss your treatment and its cost.

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Testimonials

Can’t say enough good things about this place. We found this place because my partner had a dental emergency and no insurance. We both have dentist phobias that have prevented us from keeping on top of our teeth cleanings etc. and so we don’t have a regular one to go to in situations like this. I looked for the highest rated dentist in the city on Google and found this place, which mentions specialty in caring for emergencies on their site. And so I got him in the door based on that. They spoke the truth! They were so kind, patient, caring and non judgmental for my partner, it made me want to go in for my own cleaning and care. Now we’ve referred several people since! I personally have been seeing Dr. Reddy, who is a gem of a human who seems to enjoy her work. my friends have seen other dentists here and we’ve all had the best experience here and think ours is the best. :) Since it was years since my cleaning, I did need some work done over the last couple months or so and I made it to all of them. Instead of anxiety and maybe occasionally postponing as I would do in the past, I almost looked forward to my appointments. They made all the costs and insurance coverage completely clear and transparent and gave me choices. I commute from Bushwick but it’s been so worth it. If you are looking for the dentist, this is your place!
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What Our Patients Are Saying

With over 1000 reviews from all over the web with an average rating of 4.9 we are proud to be in the Manhattan Dental Elite.

Can’t say enough good things about this place. We found this place because my partner had a dental emergency and no insurance. We both have dentist phobias that have prevented us from keeping on top of our teeth cleanings etc. and so we don’t have a regular one to go to in situations like this. I looked for the highest rated dentist in the city on Google and found this place, which mentions specialty in caring for emergencies on their site. And so I got him in the door based on that. They spoke the truth! They were so kind, patient, caring and non judgmental for my partner, it made me want to go in for my own cleaning and care. Now we’ve referred several people since! I personally have been seeing Dr. Reddy, who is a gem of a human who seems to enjoy her work. my friends have seen other dentists here and we’ve all had the best experience here and think ours is the best. :) Since it was years since my cleaning, I did need some work done over the last couple months or so and I made it to all of them. Instead of anxiety and maybe occasionally postponing as I would do in the past, I almost looked forward to my appointments. They made all the costs and insurance coverage completely clear and transparent and gave me choices. I commute from Bushwick but it’s been so worth it. If you are looking for the dentist, this is your place!
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Amazing service. I had a abcess develop while in NYC. The 209 clinic saw me same day for an effortless service. It was a third of the price of some of the dentists in mid town. Highly recommend
Dean A

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Love the staff. They were patient, skills were amazing when cleaning my teeth. And were very detailed every step of the way. Facility was extra clean and smells fresh. Recommend all my colleague to come here.
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I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr Ahn is a very caring individual. Best dental experience ever!
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This is a wonderful dental office with very professional and friendly staff and up to date technology. They took me at a very short notice when I needed emergency dental work, they were so nice and accommodating. The office itself is bright and modern, all staff are welcoming! All doctors are absolutely fantastic! The best part is that they have all Dental specialists at that office, so they’ll be able to help you with any dental issue without you leaving the office. I highly recommend 209 NYC Dental!
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