What is the price of clear aligners?

Dr. Harrington will devise a treatment regimen based on your consultation, which will determine the cost of treatment.

Many aspects come into the pricing of clear aligners: How much correction your teeth need, the duration your regimen will last, the detailed orders by Dr. Harrington for your oral needs… even your location can play a factor in pricing. With all of that in consideration, clear aligners can often be comparable to the cost of braces.

Does Insurance cover clear aligners?

Orthodontic procedures are covered under many types of dental insurance providers. Based on your individual plan, clear aligners may be considered an orthodontic treatment and be covered. Contact your insurance to find out if clear aligners treatment is covered and to what length.

Do I have any other choices?

Most dentists and orthodontists will work with you on setting up a payment schedule. So you should speak to your dentist or orthodontist to see what payment plan can be set up for you. Your company may also offer you an FSA (Flexible Spending Account). This provides you with a determined amount from your paycheck that is placed in the FSA to pay for such medical procedures that qualify.

The amount you choose to use is deducted from your paycheck and wired directly into your FSA. Set up so you don’t have to do it every month and is exempt from your payroll tax. After you accrue medical fees that qualify, you can then turn in your receipt for reimbursement from your FSA.

The cost of clear aligners can qualify for FSA since it is an orthodontic procedure.  If your employer offers you an FSA, discuss with them options on how to prepare for your clear aligners treatment.  When you begin your treatment you can save money on clear aligners since it is contributed via FSA exempt of taxes. This can be a simple, effective way to get the healthy, beautiful smile you have always wanted.