Invisalign Treatment: Cost, Alternatives, and Comparison

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Invisalign: Cost, Alternatives, and Comparison

Properly aligned, straight teeth are not only attractive, they are healthier and more comfortable. Crooked teeth and an improper bite can lead to long-term dental problems that can become painful and are often expensive to fix.  

Choosing Invisalign treatment is an important dental and financial decision. It is critical to find the best doctor for you. A free consultation with Dr. Basem is the best way to learn about Invisalign treatment and have your smile evaluated. 

You’ll also get to meet the doctor and support staff and get all of your questions answered.

During your free consultation, we’ll use the latest iTero 3D digital scanning system to quickly develop a precise 3D digital impression of your teeth. After the scan is complete, the simulation of your before and after results will be available. Dr. Basem will then evaluate your smile and map out a customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile.

What is Invisalign?

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Invisalign is a popular option for those who don’t like the look of traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses custom-made aligners that straighten and shift teeth into place.

For patients who want to enjoy the many benefits of straighter teeth without having to wear uncomfortable metal brackets and wires, Invisalign is an ideal alternative to traditional braces. The process involves the use of a series of clear trays that are worn for a few weeks at a time. Over time, these trays gently and effectively move the teeth until they are perfectly aligned.

Once you meet with your Dr. Basem Ghadban for a free consultation, you will receive a series of custom-fitted aligners. Each aligner will shift your teeth every two weeks. Once you have used one aligner, you can discard it. With the help of Invisalign, your teeth will slowly change day by day.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign treatments?

Invisalign treatment is a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. There are several factors that contribute to the alignment of your teeth:

  • Genetics
  • Thumb sucking as a child
  • The loss of one or more teeth
  • Trauma to the face

Dental misalignment can lead to other oral health problems, including dental malocclusion (a bad bite), abnormal enamel wear, trouble speaking and chewing, as well as toothaches and jaw pain.

Invisalign clear aligners make it possible to correct common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex – all without interrupting your busy life.

Invisalign cost

A number of factors contribute to the amount you might pay for orthodontic work like Invisalign. Factors include:

  • your oral health needs and how much work must be done
  • your location and the average prices in your city
  • the dentist’s time for labor
  • how much your insurance plan will help cover

Invisalign costs in Toronto vary as indicated by Invisalign, treatment can cost from $3,000 to $7,000. Having dental insurance can lessen costs. Many individuals meet all requirements for up to $3,500 in help from their insurance agency.

For comparison, traditional metal bracket braces usually cost $2,000–$6,000.

Again, all of these prices depend on your individual case. Very crooked teeth or a mouth with an overbite will require more time to slowly move the teeth into an ideal position, whether you use Invisalign or traditional braces.

Enjoying the convenience and appearance of Invisalign can be surprisingly affordable.  To increase the affordability of Invisalign treatment, many patients are able to take advantage of orthodontic coverage in dental insurance plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, and convenient payment plans.

Is Invisalign treatment covered by insurance?

When it comes to dental insurance, there are so many different types that it’s difficult to speak to them all. But in general, dental insurance policies with orthodontic coverage will typically cover 50% of the cost of Invisalign up to anywhere between $1000 – $3500.

At your initial Invisalign consultation, our team will personally look at your insurance plan and discuss all your options.

Benefits of Invisalign vs. Braces

Choosing between Invisalign treatment and braces can be a difficult and complex decision. Each treatment type has specific pro and cons. Traditional braces are most effective at treating very crooked teeth and tend to be less expensive. On the other hand, Invisalign can help to straighten teeth quickly while helping patients avoid feeling self-conscious about wearing visible metal brackets or wires. Making a decision in the debate between Invisalign vs. braces is best made in consultation with your doctor and by carefully evaluating your priorities and budget.

No one needs to know

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One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign is that no one even needs to know that you are wearing them. The aligners used are made out of clear plastic that visibly disappears once positioned on the teeth. Teenagers that are worried about braces distracting from their appearance can smile without fear the entire time their teeth are being pulled into alignment.

Braces can limit certain foods

Braces can also limit the types of foods that can be eaten. Things like sticky candy or popcorn are completely off limits when you are wearing braces. Invisalign allows for the freedom to eat anything you like because they are completely removable. While the aligners are off, you can also brush and floss your teeth without braces getting in the way.

Invisalign offers flexibility

Finally, many teenagers love the flexibility that Invisalign offers. Braces can sometimes interfere with sports or playing a musical instrument. No such worries with Invisalign! They can often be worn while participating in almost any activity or they can be quickly removed if necessary.

What can I expect from my Invisalign appointments?

Your first appointment can be expected 2-4 weeks after your consultation, when your Invisalign trays are ready. Dr Basem will fit small attachments on your teeth to help the trays stay in place. These buttons are clear, almost invisible, painless to install, and temporary.

Dr Basem will then insert your trays and explain your long-term care plan and appointment schedule. This initial appointment is approximately 60 minutes.

Unlike metal braces, you won’t need regular appointments with Invisalign. Instead, you will return periodically, usually every 8 to 12 weeks, to check for movement and tray fit.  These appointments are typically 15 minutes and you’ll be given instructions for your next set of aligners.

Introducing the iTero Element: Digital Intraoral Scanning


Using our iTero Scanner, we’ll digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and gives us a superior clinical endpoint. Within minutes, we’ll have a 3D model of your mouth that we can use to show you what your new smile may look like. Then it’s up to you to decide if you’re ready to start your Invisalign treatment.

* You receive a free Intraoral scan with your Invisalign consulation

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    It is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. There are no brackets, wires, or restrictions that come with metal braces.

    Invisalign treatment is a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smiles. Clear Invisalign aligners make it possible to easily correct common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex, moderate to severe – all without interrupting your busy life. 

    Below are some of the issues that we have treated with Invisalign.

    • Crooked Teeth
    • Crowding
    • Spacing
    • Overbite
    • Crossbite
    • Underbite
    • Openbite
    • Rotation
    • Gapped teeth
    • Gum disease
    • Preparation for Implants

    Between Invisalign and braces, which one is right for you? Which one is right for your child? These are all great questions! This is a decision that comes down to several important personal preferences and priorities.

    Price While the actual price varies case by case, generally speaking, Invisalign costs between $2800 -$6700. Traditional braces can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000, meaning that oftentimes, Invisalign can be the better economic alternative.


    The biggest difference between braces and Invisalign is appearance, and Invisalign is going to win this category every time. Invisalign is virtually undetectable, while typical metal braces are more noticeable. Invisalign trays are made from a clear plastic material, whereas braces are metal. If you are looking for a discreet option for teeth alignment, Invisalign is the superior choice. 


    Invisalign tends to be more comfortable than traditional braces. This is because it applies less pressure to the teeth and mouth. Invisalign can strategically move specific teeth instead of moving all teeth at the same time, this can lead to less pain and soreness than traditional braces.  

    Braces can also have sharp edges that can cut the inner lip and the tongue. If you or your child plays sports, metal braces can be a safety risk if there is incidental contact. 

    Appointment Frequency

    Regular orthodontic appointments are recommended whether you have braces or Invisalign. For braces, this usually means coming into the office approximately once a month for 30 minutes in order to tighten the braces. 

    Unlike metal braces, you won’t need to return for regular appointments with Invisalign. Instead, you will return periodically every 8-10 weeks to check your tooth movements and tray fit. 

    You will be given instructions at these appointments for your next set of aligners. These appointments are typically 15 minutes. 

    Ease of Brushing and Flossing

    With Invisalign, patients simply remove their trays and brush and floss normally. With traditional braces, you will need to remove elastics, bands, or removable parts of orthodontic appliances. Carefully clean around wires and pins. Brush each wire. Brush teeth. 

    Take the floss and carefully thread it under the main wire of the braces before passing it between two teeth. Then remove the floss and re-thread it under the main wire to pass between the next pair of teeth. Parents should do the flossing for younger children who lack the coordination to thread the floss under the main wire of their braces.

    Food Restrictions

    Those who wear Traditional Braces should avoid chewy, crunchy, sticky, and hard foods, including candy, nuts, popcorn, and bagels, to prevent damage or irritation. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, there are NO food restrictions. 

    You can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment. You only have to pop your Invisalign aligners out before eating or drinking anything aside from plain water.

    Invisalign vs. Braces: The Verdict

    In the debate between Invisalign vs braces, it all comes down to personal choice. So, to make the decision that is best for you or your child, you should carefully weigh the categories above. 

    Schedule a free orthodontic consultation with Dr. Basem is a great way to get all of your questions answered.

    Dr. Basem uses cutting-edge 3D computer-imaging technology to map out a treatment plan that gradually aligns your teeth. We will create a series of customized clear orthodontic aligners that slowly shift your teeth into proper alignment. 

    Invisalign moves teeth by applying a controlled force to different parts of your teeth during different parts of your treatment. Simply put, only specific teeth can only move with each new set of aligners you wear.

    The first aligner most resembles your current alignment, with small changes toward straighter teeth. You will switch out the aligners weekly as your teeth shift into proper alignment, with each aligner slowly forcing your teeth into optimal position. This is a more controlled and less painful way of aligning your teeth compared to metal braces.