Dr. Wayne Hickory discusses the cost of Invisalign® teeth aligners, a discreet and removable alternative to traditional metal braces.
Washington, DC — Orthodontist Wayne Hickory, DMD, says Invisalign® orthodontic treatments are some of the most highly requested procedures at his practices, Embassy Row Orthodontics and Bethesda Dental Specialties. Invisalign® is a system of removable, clear teeth aligners designed to straighten the teeth in a more discreet way. In a recent blog post on Embassy Row’s website titled “How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?”, the Washington, DC orthodontist explains some of the factors that go into the cost of this popular treatment.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are slightly modified from the set that comes before it. This allows for gradual movement of the teeth into a more desirable position. The whole process usually takes less than a year for optimal results; however, with some patients, a longer treatment time may be required. Dr. Hickory says, since each patient’s orthodontic needs are unique, the cost of Invisalign® will vary depending on the total number of aligners used and the overall treatment length.
Dr. Hickory says patients can often choose from a variety of options to help bring the cost of Invisalign® into their budget. His practice accepts most Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plans and offers other financing options, including:
- Pre-Payment Discount – If the patients pay their full amount in one lump sum they can receive a discount.
- Third-Party Financing – CareCredit® healthcare financing is available for qualified applicants.
- Multiple Treatment Discount – Patients can receive a discount if their immediate family members decide to receive Invisalign® or Invisalign Teen® treatment.
- Customized Payment Plan – The practice can develop a monthly payment plan according to the patient’s financial needs and budget.
A patient coordinator is available to review a patient’s payment options in more detail after a complimentary consultation and teeth evaluation, says Dr. Hickory. During the consultation, the orthodontist will perform a comprehensive examination and explain all aspects of the Invisalign® procedure. The patient coordinator will then tally the patient’s estimated fee amount based on Dr. Hickory’s oral assessment.
Dr. Hickory believes the advantages from using Invisalign® far outweigh the treatment’s expense. He recommends patients visit a reputable orthodontist to evaluate their teeth and receive a professional opinion on whether Invisalign® is an appropriate treatment option for their smile.
About Wayne Hickory, DMD, MDS
Dr. Hickory is a Super Elite Provider of Invisalign® – less than 1% of all Invisalign® providers share this distinction. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He also completed his postdoctoral program in orthodontics and Masters of Dental Science at the university. Dr. Hickory has been among the world’s largest practitioners of Invisalign® and gives national and international lectures on the orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Hickory is available for interview upon request.
Embassy Row Orthodontics
2132 R St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Bethesda Dental Specialties
4405 East West Hwy. Suite #102
Bethesda, MD 20814