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Balancing Budgets and Braces: A Guide to Cost-Effective Invisalign Treatment

person holding invisalign trayGone are the days when the only path to a straighter smile was via conspicuous and uncomfortable metal braces. With the introduction of Invisalign, this groundbreaking treatment is transforming smiles with its clear, removable aligners, offering a discreet and comfy alternative. But, what’s the investment for such a dental innovation? Let’s explore!

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

Average Cost in Australia: Invisalign treatments generally range from $2,500 to $9,000.

  • Variability Factors: The final cost can vary based on aligner type, treatment complexity, location, and health fund coverage.
  • Initial Consultation: Our caring dentists will evaluate your needs, discussing personalised treatment options, costs, and timelines.At Smart Choice Dental, we do offer complimentary consultations.

Types of Invisalign Treatments and Their Costs

  • Invisalign caters to a variety of orthodontic issues, with different treatments available:
  • Invisalign Comprehensive: Complete Treatment Options, costing around $6,495 to $7,500, unlimited aligners and treatment up to 5 years.
  • Invisalign Moderate: Designed for medium corrections, costing approximately $5,995 to $6,995 usually up to 26 aligners.
  • Invisalign Lite: Designed for minor corrections, costing around $4495 to $5275 ,usually up to 14 aligners.
  • Invisalign Express: Ideal for minor adjustments, with costs ranging from $1,995 to $2,500 with up to 7 aligners.

Disclaimer: Please note that the costs and prices mentioned are subject to change based on promotions and updates. The prices provided are specific to Smart Choice Dental. For the most accurate and current pricing, please contact our clinic directly.

Factors Influencing the Cost

Several elements contribute to the overall cost of Invisalign:

  • Severity of the Issue: More complex issues necessitate extensive treatment, resulting in a higher cost.
  • Treatment Duration: Longer treatments for complex cases increase total costs.
  • Number of Aligners: The complexity directly impacts the number of aligners needed, affecting the overall cost.
  • Additional Treatments: Addressing other dental problems prior may increase the total cost of treatment.

Exploring Health Fund Coverage and Payment Plans

  • Health Fund Coverage: Some dental plans may cover a portion of the treatment. It’s vital to understand the extent of your coverage.
  • Payment Plans: We offer flexible payment plans through AfterPay, Zip Pay, TLC, and Humm, allowing you to finance your treatment and ease the financial burden.
  • Consultation: Discussing your financial options with our team and your health insurance provider is advisable.

First Consultation – What to Expect?

During your initial visit, we ensure a thorough discussion and evaluation:
person talking with dentist

  • Orthodontic Needs Evaluation: Comprehensive examination, including X-rays, photographs, and a 3D digital model of your mouth.
  • Treatment Options Discussion: Overview of the various Invisalign treatments, helping you find the most suitable one.
  • Cost and Insurance Coverage Explanation: Detailed breakdown of costs, insurance information, and payment plans.
  • Timeline Estimation: Providing an approximate treatment duration based on your dental issues.
  • Questions and Concerns Addressed: An interactive session where all your queries are answered.

Tips to Make Invisalign Affordable

It’s possible to make Invisalign more accessible is with a few simple strategies:

  • Explore Financing Options: Consider payment plans or third-party financing.
  • Check Insurance Coverage: Understand your dental plan’s coverage for orthodontic treatments.
  • Choose an Experienced Dentist: Experienced dentists can offer efficient treatments, potentially reducing costs. We are a Diamond Invisalign provider.

Invisalign vs. Alternatives – A Cost Comparison

Traditional Braces: Typically ranging from $4,500 to $8,000, depending on treatment length and complexity.


Other Options: Ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Clear Correct are alternative treatments with varying costs.

Disclaimer »

Prices shown are only for New Invisalign/Fixed Orthodontic treatment commenced during the Offer period. Prices listed do not include check up, clean, xrays or any other dental treatment. For full terms and conditions & pricing please talk to our friendly reception team. Assessment required for individual suitability. All major and minor surgical procedures carry risks and benefits, before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified healthcare provider. Referral to a specialist orthodontist is available on request. Offer valid until 15th November 2023.

Special Offer – An Opportunity to Save!

We believe in making beautiful smiles accessible to everyone! Until the 15th of November 2023, we’re delighted to offer a special promotion—save up to $1,000 on your Invisalign treatment! This is a golden opportunity to make your journey to a radiant smile even more affordable, especially if you combine this saving with one of our convenient payment plans.

Book Your Free Consultation!

Embark on the transformative journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile today! Book a free initial consultation with our warm and professional team, who can discuss with you flexible financial options, our special promotion, and how achieving your dream smile is closer than you think.


Disclaimer: The information provided here, comparing Invisalign and braces, is for general knowledge only. Individual orthodontic needs vary. While some might be ideal for Invisalign, others may need braces. The best treatment is determined by specific patient circumstances. A detailed assessment during your consultation will establish the right treatment for you. Always seek professional advice before making orthodontic choices.