If you’ve decided to move forward with Invisalign® clear aligners, congrats! Now the next step is figuring out how you want to pay for your orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, our Grand Rapids Invisalign orthodontists have flexible payment plans available for patients in addition to accepting most major credit cards and insurance plans.
Here are 4 different ways you can pay for your or your child’s Invisalign treatment.
It’s important to remember that the entire cost of Invisalign treatment doesn’t need to be paid upfront. You or a guardian can pace the necessary payments out into more manageable “chunks”. Approaching it this way then makes the end amount more attainable and less intimidating.
Our orthodontists and other staff members can work with you to determine the feasible dollar amount that you can pay each month. Because these flexible payment plans are custom to you, the monthly amount won’t be the same for all patients. Also, if your financial situation changes, we can alter the portion paid to reflect your budget.
Many dental insurance plans cover an amount of your orthodontic treatment that, if applicable, isn’t something to ignore. Depending on your plan, you could have either a percentage or the entire Invisalign treatment covered similar to metal braces.
If your insurance doesn’t cover Invisalign at all or you don’t have insurance, ask our staff about other payment options like a monthly plan. Our orthodontists believe you deserve a transformed smile so we will do our best to find the right solution for your life.
Using a credit card to pay for Invisalign is a perfectly viable route you can take. Our Grand Rapids, MI, orthodontics office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and a few other major credit cards.
We do advise, however, to only put on the card what you can afford. If this means creating a monthly payment plan and using the credit card in that fashion, we’d be happy to set that up for you. In addition to major cards, you can also use a healthcare specific credit card, like CareCredit®, to keep payments separate from other daily expenses.
A health savings account (HSA) and a flexible savings account (FSA) can both be used to pay for the entirety or a portion of your Invisalign treatment. As long as you’ve got the funds available from paying into the account and you can apply that money to orthodontic costs, you’re good to go.
HSAs and FSAs are also great because you don’t pay taxes on the money you put into the accounts. Ask our orthodontists before you begin wearing Invisalign aligners about using an HSA or FSA and we’ll give you any additional details needed.
Paying for orthodontic treatment can seem stressful but at Miller Orthodontics, we strive to make it as easy and hassle-free as possible. Our Invisalign orthodontists in Grand Rapids, MI, have plenty of experience sitting down with patients to discuss payment plans so there’s nothing to feel shy about. Call our office today at (616) 942-9320 to request an appointment!
This blog post has been updated.