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Invisalign® – Middleburg Heights, OH

Straighten Your Smile Without Metal Braces

Many older patients want to finally correct crooked teeth and noticeable gaps in their smiles, but they feel like they missed the boat on traditional orthodontic treatment. Others wore braces at a younger age but are starting to experience a relapse in the form of teeth shifting back towards their original, misaligned states. In both of these situations, Invisalign® may be the ideal solution! This subtle and easy-to-use service can straighten smiles beautifully, no metal wires or brackets required. Ready to see if you’re a candidate? Contact Kirlough Family Dentistry in Middleburg Heights, OH today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Us for Invisalign®?

How Does Invisalign® Work?

Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of (like the name implies) clear, plastic aligners, each one representing a different stage of your smile throughout the treatment process. The patient’s job is simple – our dental office will provide the sets of aligners, and you will wear each one for a predetermined amount of time (typically two to three weeks) before switching to the next aligner in the set. The trays are fully removable and should always be taken out of the mouth when eating, brushing, and flossing.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign®?


Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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The many advantages of Invisalign make it a clear winner over metal braces. However, price is still a major factor in any dental treatment, and Invisalign is no exception. As you will find out below, there are several factors that can affect the cost of Invisalign in Middleburg Heights. So, Dr. Kirlough cannot provide you with a cost estimate until he meets with you during a consultation. Continue reading to learn about some of the variables that can influence the price of straightening your smile.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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Every patient’s smile has unique needs, so there isn’t a universal cost of Invisalign. Various factors can impact how much you’ll pay for a straighter set of pearly whites, such as:

  • One arch or two? – The majority of Invisalign patients straighten their upper and lower teeth at the same time. However, if you only need to wear an aligner on a single arch, your cost will be lower.
  • Complexity – Severe orthodontic issues are more expensive to treat than simpler ones. Closing a small gap between the two front teeth, for example, is easier and cheaper than straightening several crooked teeth.
  • Length of treatment – The longer it takes to straighten your teeth, the more aligners you’ll have to wear. Therefore, your treatment will cost more.

At your consultation, your Invisalign dentist in Middleburg Heights will closely examine your smile and give you a cost estimate. From there, our team can discuss payment options.

Invisalign vs. DIY Aligners: A Cost Comparison

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If you’ve been looking into fixing crooked teeth, then you’ve undoubtedly heard of mail-in aligners. This system of clear aligners costs only a fraction of what Invisalign does. However, when it comes to your smile, cheaper is NOT always better!

Mail-In aligners and other “do-it-yourself” clear aligner kits come with very little, if any, oversight from a dental professional. Rather, you’re entirely responsible for capturing accurate impressions of your teeth and following the treatment process correctly. Without professional supervision, it can be all too easy for things to go wrong. Your smile might not turn out the way you wanted it to, so you may end up having to see a dentist anyway for corrections.

Save yourself time and money by choosing Invisalign in Middleburg Heights from the start. Dr. Kirlough and the rest of our team will be with you every step of the way. The precise impressions, effective aligners, expert oversight, and lasting results will be worth every penny! 

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Although every dental insurance plan is different, many of them do NOT cover orthodontic treatment. If they do, they might only offer coverage for traditional braces and exclude Invisalign. However, it couldn’t hurt to contact a representative from your insurance company and find out for sure. Our team would be happy to help with this process! We’re even in-network with many of the area’s leading dental insurance providers, including:

  • Liberty
  • United Healthcare
  • United Concordia
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • MetLife PDP Plus
  • Connection Dental

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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Even without insurance, there are plenty of ways to make Invisalign affordable. Kirlough Family Dentistry is partnered with CareCredit to give our patients the opportunity to split up their treatment costs into low monthly payments. There are multiple flexible payment plans to choose from, so they can fit into almost any budget. Many of them even have very little or no interest!

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