“How much does Invisalign cost” produces over 8 million search results in Google so you can see just how popular this method of teeth straightening has become. The main reason people are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces is discretion and because the cost of “invisible braces” is becoming more competitive then this trend is only likely to increase.

Traditional braces still remain the preferred choice of many an orthodontist and there will always be a place in orthodontics for them. However, as long as the Invisalign cost remains comparable to the cost of conventional braces, aligner treatment will continue to be popular.

So, how much do Invisalign braces cost?

So getting back to the nitty-gritty of price, what is the cost of Invisalign? Well, generally speaking, you can expect to pay about $4,500 in Australia for minor treatments and between $6000-9000 for full treatment – although you may get a more accurate price using the Invisalign cost calculator.

Just like any brace treatment, Invisalign cost will depend on how complex your case is, how long treatment time will take, the location of your dentist, and the experience of your Invisalign provider.

How does Invisalign work?

It’s true to say that all braces and aligners work in the same way by gently moving teeth into their correct positions. While traditional braces depend on brackets and metal wires tightened at regular intervals to straighten teeth, Invisalign involves wearing a series of pre-programmed aligners which are swapped for the next set in the series every week or couple of weeks, according to your dentist’s prescription.

Each set of aligners moves certain teeth by a minuscule amount until finally, they reach their desired location.

Does Invisalign hurt?

You can expect to feel a little pressure on your teeth when your aligners are first changed but this is normal and soon wears off. For the most part, teeth are moved gently and gradually so there is no pain.

How long does Invisalign take?

Special software together with a 3D computer visual is used to plot the movements and the force required of individual teeth in order to get them to their desired location. The software also ensures that the right teeth are moved in the right order and at the right time. All of this information determines how many sets of aligners your treatment will need and how long treatment will take. One of the most exciting parts of the Invisalign process is that patients can view on screen how their smile will look at the end of treatment and this gives them the necessary motivation and commitment that’s needed to go ahead with Invisalign treatment.

So how can I save money on the cost of Invisalign?

Getting your perfect smile is a great investment and will do heaps for your confidence but wouldn’t it be good if you could get a helping hand? Well fortunately if your private health insurance includes orthodontics you may find that it provides cover for parts of your Invisalign treatment. In addition, most dentists provide payment plans to help you spread the cost. Another alternative is to check out the prices in less wealthy suburbs, as often location can affect the cost of Invisalign too.

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You can also check out our post on the best invisible aligner brands available in the market today if you’re looking for Invisalign alternatives. Meanwhile, if you’re keen to correct and straighten your teeth in order to achieve your perfect smile why not come and talk to the friendly team at Randwick Smiles. We’re patient-centred in all that we do and will make treatment suggestions based on your dental needs, your budget, and your lifestyle. Give us a call today on (02) 8188 4625 and take the first step to your new smile.

12 Comments

  1. Cody Cunningham

    I used to have braces then wore the retainer as instructed but not for long. Now, my teeth reverted back to their original crowded state. I’m considering Invisalign to restore my teeth back from it’s former glory but wondered what it’ll cost me. After much research, I found this very useful post and it sure helped me reached my decision. If the treatment won’t cause a HUGE hassle then I say it’s worth it.

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  2. Alexandra Elliott

    Thanks for getting down to the nitty-gritty of Invisalign’s price. I was looking into three different options but since Invisalign cost is comparable to the cost of conventional braces, I’m choosing Invisalign. Honestly, I thought traditional braces would give me a more perfect result, but given that I’m a bit too old for it, I chose to go the less noticeable route.

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  3. Lilian Ferguson

    My teeth isn’t badly crooked yet it always bugged me slightly. Couple that with the fact that my job as a receptionist is welcoming visitors I now have the desire of fixing it. Heard about Invisalign but got a bit anxious with the price posted here. It’s quite a huge sum. But yeah, I understand that it’s really a matter of how much work will need to be done. Probably the best thing for me to do is to pay my dentist a visit for an initial consultation and get an accurate quote for it.

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  4. Ellie Carrington Birch

    Hello,
    I have came to Australia from the UK and planned on only being here for 3 months. I started my invisalign treatment at home and due to me now wanting to stay until August I am going to finish before I head home. I have spoken with my dentist at home whom set up the Invisalign with me and she has said to try get a retainer fitted here and the attachments removed once I have finished. She will then insert the fixed wire when I am home in August. Is this something that you may be able to assist with? And if so, do you know what the prices of this would be? Thank you, Ellie Carrington Birch.

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  5. Erin Dudley

    So if the the biggest determining factor for overall cost of Invisalign is the severity of my teeth problem, then I guess mine would be cheaper. I mean, I only have mild spacing so I don’t think there’s much work to be done. Anyway, I’ll still pay a visit to my dentist for an initial consultation. Perhaps that’s the best thing to do to get an accurate quote. This post was still very useful though, thanks!

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  6. Ruby Foveaux

    I like Invisalign because it’s quite undetectable and they don’t make the face look odd. But when I thought about getting it, couldn’t help but get anxious of the cost. Good to know there can be solutions for affording the cost of Invisalign treatment. I’m really glad I started my enquiry from here.

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  7. Liam Searcy

    My teeth structure has got a little mild crowding and I’ve been considering Invisalign as it’s much more comfortable. But man, I haven’t realized it’ll be that expensive. Although I do understand that the cost is still based on each individual’s condition so I’m hoping I can have it at an affordable rate. Will get a consultation soon so I think my dentist can give me a better estimate of the price.
    Thanks anyway.

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  8. Zoe McBurney

    My front teeth are sticking out, and they’re quite noticeable. They always bug me and now I have the desire to get them fixed. I like the idea of discreet braces so I thought about Invisalign. But I didn’t know until now that its upsides have quite the price tag. It’s a bummer for me so I’m not anymore sure whether I’ll give it a go. Anyhow, thanks for the info.

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  9. Riley Gadsden

    I’m having difficulties with my teeth structure for a long time now because of some mild crowding and I really think Invisalign is a great non-invasive way to correct it. Now that I finally know how roughly it’s gonna cost me, honestly, I’m a little surprised at how pricey it can get. I don’t think it’s too bad but, I’m wondering how the price would differ this year since this article was back in 2018. I guess the best way to find the most accurate and exact price is to visit an orthodontist. As the article said, it would still depend on the dental practice and the area.

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  10. Ashley Serra

    I think that the cost of Invisalign treatment is too costly. I see all other dental and medical issues as important needs to be given attention to and should not cost as much as this one. If the dental field chooses to continue the hike of cost to all dentally necessary procedures, we will be faced with dental issues across the globe. Not unless their prices went down this year. Hopefully, you can give us an update.

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  11. Ryder Scerri

    I think Invisalign is not cheap but not too expensive as well. It is definitely more expensive than traditional braces but the cost will also include regular consultations just like metal braces and could come cheaper with insurance. And from what I know, there are now a number of aligner companies available, offering less price if seeing the dentist puts you off. The only thing you have to do is to choose the right option that suits your budget and can best align your teeth.

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    • Virginia Ayoub

      How young would you consider using invisalign or would you recommend late teens.

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