Living with a smile you don’t like can impact more than just your confidence. A YouGov survey found that women workers are less confident about their smiles, with a third of those who do not smile in work photos, stating they don’t like their smile / teeth and some young adults admit the appearance of their teeth affect their ability to interview for a job.
Despite these statistics, the cost of Invisalign and other similar teeth-straightening systems can seem prohibitive. Here at Bow House Dental we completely understand that overall cost is an important consideration.
Would you be surprised to learn that typically the cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to traditional fixed braces. In fact, Invisalign could cost you from as little as £29 per month.
Here’s an overview of the cost of Invisalign as well as tips for fitting the cost of this discreet life changing treatment into your budget.
Invisalign is a world leading orthodontic brand for teeth straightening that uses a series of clear, almost invisible, removable aligners to progressively straighten your teeth.
Exact treatment costs are dependent on the complexity of your individual case and we encourage you to book a free consultation with one of our dedicated, experienced dental orthodontists at the practice for a full assessment. There are several factors dictating how much you will pay which our friendly team can discuss with you, including:
- How long you’ll need treatment: If your teeth are severely misaligned, you’ll likely need more sets of aligners to straighten them. More aligners and dental visits could lead to higher costs. If you’re only straightening a few teeth, you may be able to use a program that requires fewer visits.
- The complexity of your treatment: If you have other oral health issues, such as teeth grinding, missing teeth, or even gum disease, they could increase the cost of your treatment.
How to pay for teeth straightening
Once you know the cost of treatment and you feel ready to move forward, the next step is determining how to pay for it. Depending on your financial situation, you have a few options.
- Ask us about payment plans
At Bow House Dental in Tring we offer a variety of payment plans if you don’t want to pay the full cost of Invisalign all at once, including Interest Free Finance for 12 Months. (https://bowhousedental.co.uk/fees-finance/)
- Consider a low-interest personal loan
If you’ve weighed your financing options and come up short, a low-interest personal loan could be a reliable solution too. As you shop around, consider the interest charges and fees you’ll pay for your treatment.
- Check out low-interest credit cards
Another option is to use a low-interest credit card to pay for your Invisalign treatment. Some credit cards have a zero-interest introductory offer meaning if you pay off the credit card before the introductory rate expires, you won’t pay any interest.
Knowing how much to budget for dental treatment
The most important thing to remember when you’re budgeting for cosmetic dental treatment is to avoid taking on more debt than you can afford. If you opt for a personal loan or a low-interest credit card, determine what your monthly payments will be before you commit. Always consider your finances to determine how much you can afford to pay each month.
When you are ready to go ahead with treatment we’d be happy to talk to you about what options are best for your smile.