How Much Are Clear Aligners?

One question that is always on everyone’s mind at the orthodontist is: How much is this going to cost? The truth is, each person and their case are unique.

It’s advisable to avoid “do-it-yourself” treatments at home, even though they may be cheaper. We often see patients who have incurred additional damage to their teeth after using DIY clear aligners because these treatments involve no Doctor in creating your treatment plan.

Historically, traditional braces have been less expensive than clear aligners, primarily because clear aligners have a lab fee from an external company to custom-manufacture each set. Once the Doctor creates the treatment plan online, the manufacturing company must 3D print each tray and deliver them, thus involving a lab fee.

However, at Happier Smiles Orthodontics in Escondido, CA if patients are compliant and wear their aligners consistently, the cost is very similar to that of metal braces. We aim to provide a great experience for our patients, helping them maintain healthy, beautiful teeth.

You should never feel discouraged by the cost of clear aligners! Our practice ensures that finances do not stand in the way of achieving your dream smile. During your free consultation, we’ll discuss financing options early to help you plan and budget accordingly.

We happily accept and file all insurances with orthodontic coverage, including Delta Dental, United Concordia, MetLife, and Cigna. We also offer affordable third-party financing through CareCredit, providing convenient payment options without requiring any upfront payment. In addition, we offer affordable monthly payment plans that work for you. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions either via text through our website or by emailing  : )