Why the First of the Year Is the Perfect Time to Start Invisalign Treatment

October 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskateam @ 2:26 pm
a young woman holding a clear Invisalign aligner in her right hand and smiling

Ready to leave 2020 behind? Want to make significant changes to your smile with the start of the new year? With Invisalign in Chaska, these clear aligners don’t require you to sacrifice your daily appearance. Instead, they’ll have you seeing more perfectly aligned teeth that allow for greater confidence and the ability to embrace new and exciting opportunities. Read on to learn why the start of 2021 is the best time to begin your Invisalign treatment.

What Factors Determine the Cost of Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is different for everyone. Because no two cases are alike, various factors must be considered when determining how much you can expect to pay for your clear aligners. From the number of trays needed to achieve your desired results to the materials used to the retainer you’ll need after completing treatment, your plan will be customized according to your needs.

When discussing Invisalign orthodontics with your dentist, they will go over the entire process to ensure you understand the timeline and expectations for successful treatment as well as how much you can expect to spend.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Most dental insurance companies offer some level of coverage for orthodontic treatment. Depending on your insurer and individual plan, this amount can vary. According to the Invisalign website, your insurance company will likely “pay for a certain percentage of your Invisalign treatment, or it may pay for a certain dollar amount.” It is necessary that you or a member of your dental staff check with your provider to determine how much you are allotted for this type of treatment and identify alternative methods of payment should you be required to pay a remaining balance.

Why Start Invisalign at the Beginning of the New Year?

If you are like most people, the new year signals a fresh start. If you have New Year’s Resolutions, you may be eager to lose weight, start a new job, or move to another city or state. But if you fear your misaligned smile will hold you back and keep you from embracing new opportunities, there’s no better time to consider Invisalign. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • If you have a dental insurance policy that is based on a calendar year, your benefits will renew on January 1, allowing you to use your full annual maximum to lower your out-of-pocket expenses. While it is unlikely the allotted amount provided by your insurance company will cover all the necessary costs associated with your Invisalign treatment, it can certainly help. But if you need additional financial assistance, you may be able to apply for financing through your dental office.
  • If you are looking to interview for a new job, a healthier, more perfectly aligned smile can help you make a great first impression.
  • Because you will need to wear your aligners for at least 21 hours a day, you’ll want to avoid snacking to prevent a delay in treatment, which may help you lose a few unwanted pounds next year.

No matter the reason for starting Invisalign treatment, you can rest assured your new smile will give you the confidence you need to embrace what 2021 has in store.

About the Authors
Dr. Thomas Meschke and Dr. Aaron Swingdorf lead a team of qualified professionals at Chaska Dental Center. Bringing years of knowledge, experience, and training to the office each day, the two offer patients a multitude of ways to improve their smiles and oral health. As an Invisalign Preferred Provider, Dr. Swingdorf can straighten teeth and realign all types of bite issues with the help of custom-made clear aligners. Offering patients a clearer, more discreet method of treatment, their team can ensure long-lasting, healthy, and beautiful results. To find out if you qualify for Invisalign, contact us at (952) 448-4151 or visit our website.

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