How much does Invisalign cost? Here’s 5 factors that influence the price of Invisalign

October 26, 2022

Illumident Patient
Dr. Isabel Holmes

Dr Isabel Holmes

Principal Dentist

Invisalign gives you a discreet, ‘barely-there’ way to perfect your smile. And with its removable aligner trays, this teeth straightening solution also offers a lot more freedom and flexibility than traditional braces.

At Illumident, we’re certified Invisalign Go providers in Mount Gambier. This means you can straighten your smile with this virtually invisible clear aligner system right here on the Limestone Coast.

But if you’ve been thinking about getting Invisalign, you’re probably also curious about the costs involved.

So, how much does Invisalign cost?

In this article, we outline a general guide on the price of Invisalign in Australia, as well as the factors that can influence the cost of your treatment.

How much does Invisalign cost in Mount Gambier?

In Australia, the average cost of Invisalign can range between $3,500 and $8,500. The reason why the price range is so broad is because there are a few different types of Invisalign available, such as Invisalign Go and Invisalign Express, to treat different types of cases, ranging in severity.

At our Mount Gambier dental practice, the cost of Invisalign Go treatment starts from $5,500. But keep in mind that the total price of your dental treatment will depend on a few different factors, including:

  • The complexity of your case (and how much your teeth need to move)
  • How many aligner trays you’ll require to achieve results
  • Your treatment time (and the number of appointments you’ll require)
  • How much your private health insurance will cover

Want to find out the exact cost of your Invisalign treatment?

Come in and see us for a FREE Invisalign consultation in Mount Gambier — simply give us a call to book a time that suits.

At this appointment, we will assess your smile, determine whether Invisalign Go is right for you and book you in for your oral scan appointment. After we’ve taken your scans, we’ll put together your personalised treatment plan with all the costs outlined so you’ll know exactly how much your Invisalign Go treatment will cost from start to finish.

Dr Isabel Holmes uses an intraoral scanner to assess if Invisalign is right for her patient
No more messy impression material! Our special intraoral scanner makes assessing your teeth and gums and customising your Invisalign trays super easy (and much more comfortable).

What factors can affect the cost of Invisalign?

As mentioned above, the price of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on a number of factors that are specific to each individual patient. This is why you’ll often find that no two Invisalign treatments are exactly the same — or priced the same. It’s also why the cost of Invisalign can vary so much from patient to patient.

Let’s explore each of the factors that can influence the cost of your Invisalign treatment in further detail…

Factor no# 1: The complexity of your case

Invisalign is proven to be effective on a wide range of dental concerns, from minor corrections to more complex issues such as overcrowding, overbites, underbites and tooth gaps. The complexity of your case and how much your teeth need to move will have a big impact on the price of your Invisalign treatment. Minor cases usually have a shorter treatment time and are less expensive overall. More severe cases will require more complex treatment over a longer period of time, resulting in higher costs.

Factor no# 2: How many aligner trays you’ll need

Invisalign involves a series of clear aligner trays that help to gradually straighten your teeth. Typically, you’ll pop in a new tray every 1 to 2 weeks for the duration of your treatment as your teeth move. If your case is more complex with a longer treatment time, you’ll require more aligners and this will increase the cost of your treatment.

A dentist discusses the factors that affect Invisalign cost with their patient.
The complexity of your case, your treatment time and the number of aligners you’ll need to move your teeth into the perfect position are factors that can affect the overall price of your Invisalign treatment.

Factor no# 3: Your treatment time and follow-up appointments

Your Invisalign Go treatment time can range anywhere from 4 to 6 months up to 12 months, depending on your unique case. Throughout your treatment, you’ll visit us every 3 to 6 weeks so we can monitor your progress. As such, the longer your treatment time, the more appointments you’ll require, the higher your treatment costs will be.

Factor #4: How much your private health insurance will cover

Your private health fund may cover some of the costs of your Invisalign treatment, which will bring down your total out-of-pocket expenses for this treatment. But you must check with your insurer first as some waiting periods or conditions may apply — we’ll look at this in detail later in this article.

Factor no#5: The expertise of your Invisalign dentist

This is an important point to keep in mind if you’re presented with a cheaper Invisalign quote from another clinic. If a practice offers Invisalign at a lower price, it could indicate that the dentist is not as experienced in delivering the Invisalign treatment. We know cost plays a huge role in your decision to straighten your smile, but remember that it always pays to work with a highly experienced and qualified dentist — especially for major orthodontic procedures like Invisalign. At Illumident, we are certified Invisalign Go providers so you can rest assured you’re receiving top-tier care from experienced Invisalign dentists.

A patient smiles after Invisalign Go treatment at Illumident in Mount Gambier
As certified Invisalign Go providers in Mount Gambier, we can help you achieve that gorgeous, straight smile you’ve always wanted.

Wondering about the cost of Invisalign in Mount Gambier?

Call us to book your Invisalign consultation for an in-person chat about whether this treatment is right for you and the costs involved.

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Do you offer Invisalign payment plans?

We sure do! At our dental practice on Ferrers Street in Mount Gambier, we offer a few different Invisalign finance options to make paying for your treatment more convenient. Simply choose the plan that’s right for you and get on your way to a straighter smile today!

Will my private health insurance cover the cost of Invisalign?

If you have private health insurance, your policy may cover some of the costs of your Invisalign treatment. But before committing to any orthodontic treatment like Invisalign, there are a few important things to check with your private health insurance provider:

  • Check your policy inclusions
    The level of coverage you have will determine whether you are eligible to claim a rebate on orthodontic treatment. Be sure to call your insurer and have them confirm your policy inclusions and how much you can claim.
  • Check your waiting period
    If you have recently started your health insurance policy, you may be subject to a waiting period of up to 12 months before making any claims.
  • Check your orthodontic lifetime limit
    Many people are surprised to learn that most private health funds have a lifetime limit on orthodontics. This means that there is a maximum amount one person can claim on any orthodontic treatment for life. Once this lifetime limit is used up, you can no longer claim any rebates on orthodontic treatment with any health insurer — even if you switch to a new fund!
A patient discusses Invisalign payment plans at Illumident in Mount Gambier
Want to learn more about our Invisalign payment plans? Just ask our friendly reception team! They will explain all your finance options and help you set up a plan that’s right for you.

Got a question about the cost of Invisalign in Mount Gambier?

Dentist in Mount Gambier got answers! If you’d like to know more information about the price of Invisalign or whether this treatment is right for you, our friendly team of Limestone Coast locals are here to help. Don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll help you get clear on Invisalign.

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