Invisalign vs. Braces Cost in Canada

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Invisalign clear aligners and traditional metal braces are two of the most popular and effective teeth straightening methods used in modern dentistry. Braces have been around forever, are extremely reliable and efficient in treating even the most complex, severe cases, while Invisalign uses advanced technology to target moderate to severe misaligned bites. Both have unique features and benefits that serve every patient’s completely different needs, timeline, and budget. 

Whichever one you go with, you’re making a good decision and taking the first step to a better smile and a lifetime of improved oral health

We’re going to go over the average cost of both, what this cost covers, and how you can budget for your orthodontic treatment. You’ll see how we’re transparent with potential costs, and how we try to make it affordable and easy for all of our patients that all deserve beautiful smiles they feel proud to show off.

 

Braces

Braces tend to be a little more cost-effective than Invisalign. The average cost for braces in Canada ranges from $2,000 to $9,700 for the average length of 30 months of treatment.

Please keep in mind this is just an estimate, and costs will vary on a case-by-case basis pertaining to the patient’s specific needs and timeline. The severity of your case can impact the cost of your treatment, much like having a minor, easily solvable case can also bring you to the lower end of the cost spectrum.

Your orthodontist will give you an accurate quote for pricing, which will be your official quote to proceed with. 

 

Invisalign

Invisalign costs are a little higher than traditional metal braces. The average Invisalign cost in Canada ranges from $5,000 to $9,700 for the average length of 30 months of treatment.

Please keep in mind this is just an estimate, and costs will vary on a case-by-case basis pertaining to the patient’s specific needs and timeline. The severity of your case can impact the cost of your treatment, much like having a minor, easily solvable case can also bring you to the lower end of the cost spectrum.

Your orthodontist will give you an accurate quote for pricing, which will be your official quote to proceed with. 

 

Financing Options

While it’s always an option to cover the entire cost of your orthodontic treatment upfront and in full, we don’t expect you to.

In order to help suit all of our patient’s unique financial situations, and be able to offer excellent treatment that’s affordable, we offer zero-interest payment plans to our patients. These payments are spread out over the course of your treatment, so you don’t have to worry about one lump sum payment, or all the installments collecting interest over time. You simply pay for your treatment in installments that suit your budget, and in the process, secure a beautiful new smile!

Click here to use our payment calculator. Please note this will only give you an approximate cost. A full consultation done by one of our orthodontists is the only way to receive an exact quote for treatment. 

 

Direct Billing to Insurance

You should confirm your level of insurance coverage prior to pursuing treatment, and especially before paying for any of it. Some employers include a certain level of orthodontic coverage in their insurance plans. You can look into this to see how much of your treatment will be covered.

We’ll direct-bill to your insurance company to prevent the extra complicated step. We direct bill to all insurance providers. Here are some of them. 

 

In Conclusion

While cost plays a large role in choosing your method of orthodontic treatment, you should also choose the method you think best suits your needs and lifestyle.

If your orthodontist says you’re an eligible candidate for both, take the time to weigh the pros and cons of each method before making a final decision. Can you commit to the schedule Invisalign requires? Do you want the discretion clear aligners provide? Or do you want to go traditional and choose the tried and true method of metal braces? 

We can help you come to a conclusion based on your lifestyle and preferences. Contact us for a consultation so we can go over your potential options. 

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