Considering Invisalign treatment? If so, you came to the right place.
We’ve been helping people all over Greater Vancouver get their best smile for over 30 years. You ought to own your best smile, too. And you deserve to know how to get it.
We want to make owning your best Invisalign smile easy.
If you want the best Invisalign treatment results, there are 5 key things you need to know before you start your treatment. (Including one key that may really surprise you.)
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
How much your Invisalign treatment costs will vary depending on a few key factors: (1) the complexity of your case, (2) who you choose for treatment, (3) and your location. On average, Invisalign costs between $5,500 and $10,000 in Canada. The same average cost range applies for Vancouver, too. Some dental insurance plans may also cover a portion of your cost of Invisalign treatment (usually about $2,000 – $3,000).
Here’s why this is really key to success #1: Yes, it’s important to know how much your Invisalign treatment will cost, but it’s just as important to know how much you’re getting for what you pay.
Many patients begin treatment feeling like they got a bargain (price), but the real key to success is to find a doctor where you end Invisalign treatment feeling like you got the bargain. Like Alex:
Transformative results! Dr. Brawn’s treatment with Invisalign is life-changing. Looking back at where my teeth were a year ago, they are unrecognizable. I had severe crowding with one tooth completely angled inwards. Now just over a year later, they are completely straight entirely using Invisalign.
Initially, I had consulted with another orthodontist who had advised me my crowding was too severe to attempt with Invisalign. It would require 3-4 years of treatment, with several years of braces and many teeth being extracted. After meeting with Dr. Brawn and learning about his unique approach, use of the latest technology, frequent aligner changes, and 1 year treatment, it honestly sounded too good to be true.
However, I went ahead and the results have been outstanding. Aligner changes were tracked remotely every 4 days using a scan app meaning I did not have to revisit in person until halfway through. Friends and family did not even realize I was wearing my aligners. And did I mention how quickly you begin to see the results?
In my case, it was Invisalign in 1/4 the time.
Do yourself a favour, stop looking elsewhere and book with Dr. Brawn.
Invisalign Treatment Costs
Invisalign treatment costs are mostly competitive from practice to practice in Vancouver. The biggest difference is the value you receive for the price you pay.
Some places, you’re one of thirty new patients this month (or more). Other places you’re one of fifteen. That will have a big impact on how much focus you receive from the doctor and how much of a priority your case will be.
Some places will surprise you with additional fees and add-on services that seem like they ought to be a part of treatment. Other places give you a price with no hidden fees.
Many practices also offer you a number of financing options with flexible monthly payment plans to help make the cost more manageable.
If you are thinking of getting Invisalign treatment, the best way to find out how much it will cost is to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist or dentist.
At Dr. Peter Brawn, you’ll get a completely free initial consultation – plus all the records and 1-on-1 focus from Dr. Brawn you need to walk away confidently with a personalized treatment plan.
You’ll also get more information on our all-inclusive Invisalign treatment price with no hidden fees, and hear how our patients pay the same as elsewhere and get results in half the time.
Does Invisalign Hurt?
When you read Invisalign reviews online, many of them will mention pain. Typical Invisalign treatment can be painful each time you switch to a new set of aligners. And that’s what many Invisalign reviews complain about. There’s good news, though.
You don’t have to settle for typical treatment. At Dr. Peter Brawn, Invisalign hurts only for the first few days of treatment, and even that discomfort is mild compared to what you’ll feel at other Invisalign practices.
As a part of your Invisalign treatment, at no extra cost, you’ll receive a light therapy device that can reduce your discomfort by up to 75% in just 10 minutes of use a day.
Key to success #2: How long Invisalign hurts is your choice. When you get typical Invisalign treatment, your teeth may hurt for the entire length of your treatment. At best, you’ll feel discomfort every time you switch to a new set of aligners, which is generally every 7-14 days. That discomfort can last for multiple days each time.
At Dr. Peter Brawn, how long Invisalign hurts for you will be much shorter and significantly less painful. Most patients only feel discomfort for the first few days of Invisalign treatment and then sometimes mild discomfort when changing to a new aligner set – but even that typically goes away in 24 hours or less. And it’s much less discomfort than what you’d feel with normal Invisalign treatment.
If feeling up to 75% less discomfort for the length of your treatment at no additional cost to you sounds like a good deal, get a free consultation today.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
How long Invisalign takes depends a lot on who you choose for your treatment. Average Invisalign treatment generally lasts between 18-24 months. More recent studies have shown that average treatment for braces can be even higher – 22-24 months. Spoiler alert: at Dr. Peter Brawn, Invisalign takes only half the time that treatment would take you somewhere else – that’s 2x faster.
Here’s your key to success: It’s completely possible to get your best Invisalign smile 2x faster than the average for how long Invisalign takes (and braces are even worse!).
Most patients at Dr. Peter Brawn finish treatment in 50% of the time it would take them somewhere else.
So, how long does Invisalign take? It depends on if you go to another doctor in Vancouver or Dr. Peter Brawn.
You’ll get 2x faster results without adding any additional discomfort. We’ve even done studies, showing that your pain during Invisalign treatment could be reduced by up to 75%.
Not only are you finishing your treatment faster but also with less discomfort.
How Often are Invisalign Appointments?
Your time is valuable and spending more time at your Invisalign dentist probably isn’t something you’d prefer to do.
We agree! So we’ve done something about it.
Here’s a quick two question survey to find out if you’ll like how long Invisalign treatment takes at Dr. Peter Brawn:
- Would you prefer more Invisalign check-up appointments for the same results, or fewer?
- Do you want longer Invisalign treatment, or shorter?
If you answered fewer appointments and shorter treatment, we made Invisalign at Dr. Peter Brawn for you.
We already covered above how you can finish Invisalign treatment 2x faster than if you went somewhere else, so now it’s time to talk about appointments.
Many orthodontists and dentists will have you come in every 4-6 weeks for Invisalign appointments. For average treatment, that ends up being about 15-20 appointments conservatively. That’s a lot of visits to your doctor in only 1.5 – 2 years. And it costs you a lot of time.
Most patients assume this is just what’s required for Invisalign treatment. Here’s how you can avoid making the same mistake:
Key to success #4: Save yourself lots of time in treatment by choosing an Invisalign dentist who values your time and reduces your number of appointments.
Your time is valuable and you ought to have an Invisalign doctor who recognizes that and does something about it.
At Dr. Peter Brawn, you’ll enjoy about half the appointments you’d be required to attend at other Vancouver orthodontists and dentists while getting the same results (or better, honestly).
Other doctors utilize remote monitoring, too. But with the gentle light therapy device we give you as a part of your Invisalign treatment (at no extra cost), your smile changes must faster and eliminates many of the appointments you’d be forced to attend at another doctor where you’d see slower progress.
How Dental Monitoring Works
Utilizing the Dental Monitoring app during your Invisalign treatment allows us to follow the progress of your treatment without needing you to come into the office for appointments.
Most importantly, the technology is so good that we can catch things more easily digitally than if you were in an exam with human eyes! So you get the benefit of staying at home without sacrificing the best results for your smile.
All you have to do is use the Dental Monitoring app to upload pictures of your teeth for us to analyze. You can do this all from the comfort of your home without needing to schedule appointments. Once you upload images of your teeth, the Dental Monitoring app helps us capture tooth movement even better than we might be able to do in-person.
Is Invisalign the Best Option for My Case?
If you are considering Invisalign treatment, you may be wondering if it’s the best option for you.
- Does Invisalign work for adults?
- Can teens and adults of all ages get Invisalign?
- Will Invisalign work for complex cases? I’ve heard it’s only good for minor treatment
These are great questions, and we have good news. The answer to all of them is, yes!
Invisalign is a great treatment option for you regardless of what age you are. Invisalign technology has become so advanced over the years that it can now be used to treat a wide variety of dental problems in patients of all ages.
Whether you are a teenager who wants to straighten your teeth or an adult who wants to correct a previous orthodontic treatment, or someone who just wants to own your best smile, Invisalign is a great option for you.
Okay, great. But what makes this so key to your treatment? This part might surprise you…
Key to Success #5: Invisalign technology has gotten so advanced and so reliable that Invisalign treatment can now treat more complex cases than braces.
When you go to an Invisalign Specialist for treatment, it’s entirely possible to see your best smile with Invisalign regardless of how complex your case seems.
Remember Alex from above?
Another Vancouver orthodontist told him that his case was too complex for Invisalign, and that even with braces, he would need to have teeth extracted and 3-4 years of treatment to have any chance of seeing his best smile.
With Invisalign treatment at Dr. Peter Brawn, he was owning the smile of his dreams just over a year later.
Average treatment time for patients at Dr. Peter Brawn is 8.2 months (compared to average treatment times of 18 months or more typically). Depending on the complexity of the treatment, some patients finish in as little as 6 months.
More Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign is a popular choice for people who want to straighten their teeth without having to wear metal braces. Clear aligners are almost invisible, so most people will not even know you are wearing them – even at normal conversation distances.
Invisalign is also a more comfortable alternative to metal braces. There are no wires or brackets that can irritate your mouth, and you can remove the aligners whenever you need to eat or drink.
If you’re ready to straighten your teeth, Invisalign treatment is a great solution regardless of your age, case complexity, or how discreet you want your treatment to be.
Invisalign Treatment: Conclusion
If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, be sure to ask your provider these five key questions before getting started. And pay close attention to their answers.
Knowing the answers will help you make a more informed decision about whether they are the right place for your Invisalign treatment.
At Dr. Peter Brawn, Invisalign treatment is the only service we provide and we’ve designed every piece of your treatment to get you the maximum benefit possible.
Don’t settle for typical treatment when you could see Invisalign results 50% faster, with less discomfort, and fewer appointments all for the same price or less than you’d be somewhere else in Vancouver.