Is Invisalign® Cheaper Than Braces?

At Carmen Orthodontics, we’re proud to use innovative appliances like Invisalign, LIGHTFORCE 3-D braces, and KLOwen braces to create your perfect smile. Almost every day, we hear from patients who ask us questions like, “Is Invisalign more expensive than braces,” and “Are braces cheaper than Invisalign?” What really is the difference between the two?

During your complimentary consultation, our caring doctors will answer your questions and strategize the best path forward for your needs.

What To Expect With Invisalign

Each treatment provides patients with a unique experience. Weighing out the best option for your needs starts with knowing what to expect as an Invisalign patient.

As an Invisalign patient, you wear smooth aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. Dr. Jesse leverages his expertise— plus the data from 13 million other Invisalign users — to position your teeth into a more healthy alignment.

You need to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours daily to improve your smile. These transparent aligners are less visible than conventional braces. All you need to do is change your aligner for the next one in the set at specific intervals.

You can show off your smile and eat what you like without worrying if people will notice you’re wearing something to improve your smile.

Advantages of Invisalign & Everything Else You Need To Know

Invisalign is an advanced aligner system that has many benefits. Our patients rave about the many benefits of Invisalign, including:

  • Quick treatment – Swapping out aligners is easy and helps you achieve your best smile.
  • Clinical proven history – Since 1997, Invisalign has been used for crossbites, crowding, open bites, gapped teeth, overbites, and underbites.
  • Contoured for your comfort – Each tray is specially-formatted to fit in your mouth without causing irritation.

However, not all patients will benefit from Invisalign treatment. During your consultation, we discuss the best options for your needs.

What To Expect With Braces

Contemporary braces have undergone a significant change in the last few years. The unsightly network of brackets and wires you may remember from childhood is a far cry from the sophisticated look of modern braces.

Modern braces feature smaller, flatter, and more comfortable appliances that blend in with your mouth. These lightweight and transparent appliances are calibrated to create your ideal smile without forcing you to give up your freedom.

Dr. Carmen is a world-renowned expert in orthodontic treatment. We are one of the only practices in the U.S. offering custom LIGHTFORCE 3-D braces and KLOwen braces. These appliances can reduce your treatment time by half.

Advantages of Braces & Everything Else You Need To Know

Advancements in orthodontic treatment mean getting your dream smile is easier than ever. Braces can transform your smile in even the most extreme cases.

Here’s why our patients love braces:

  • Improved treatment time
  • Nearly unlimited application
  • Less worry about losing your appliance

Invisalign vs Braces Cost

It is difficult to give an exact number for how much braces and Invisalign cost. Your needs and treatment plan determine the final total. However, treatment can run somewhere between $5,000-$7,000.

A smile lasts forever and we want to make it as simple as possible for you to get outstanding care. That’s why we offer affordable payment plans and why we accept most major credit cards and insurance plans. We will even help you file your insurance claims and paperwork.

Learn more about our financing options!

Which Option Is Right For Me?

For over 45 years, Carmen Orthodontics has been at the forefront of orthodontic innovation. We believe that all patients deserve excellent care that benefits their smile.

Whether you choose Invisalign or braces, you can be confident in your choice. As an Invisalign Diamond Plus practice, we are in the elite 1% of Invisalign orthodontists. As a braces provider, we are one of the country’s only places to access custom 3-D braces. Few orthodontists in Central Ohio come close to our level of insight or innovation.

Learn more about your options for orthodontic treatment by visiting one of our locations in Columbus, Pickerington, or Canal Winchester today!