How Much Do Dentist Braces Cost?

Before seeing an orthodontist, talk to your child’s dentist about whether or not braces are needed. If braces are necessary, talk to the orthodontist about pricing.

While the cost of braces can vary based on what type of braces your son or daughter needs, finding affordable treatment is possible for any parent.

Understanding the Cost of Braces

Here are the average costs of four types of common braces:

  • $3,000–$7,000 for metal braces
  • $4,000–$8,000 for ceramic braces
  • $8,000–$10,000 for braces that go behind the teeth (lingual braces)
  • $4,000–$7,400 for invisible braces

Why Do Kids Need Braces?

There are two reasons kids need braces for their teeth:

  1. Cosmetic reasons—to straighten teeth or fix an overbite
  2. Medical reasons—to help children with problems like teeth overcrowding, speech issues, chewing, and swallowing

How Much Will I Have to Pay for Braces?

The reason that your child needs braces can affect what you can expect to pay for the treatment.

Most dental insurance plans will cover the cost of braces if your child needs them for medical reasons, but will not help with the cost if your child only needs the braces for cosmetic reasons. A dentist can help you figure out if your child needs braces for either reason. 

Other factors that affect the cost of braces include what the braces are made of and where you live. For example, a dentist in New York City will cost more than a dentist in a smaller town.

Get Affordable Braces at Kool Smiles

If you are worried about the cost of braces for your children, stop by a Kool Smiles today. We have many offices with in-house orthodontists and offer no-cost consultations for kids who might need braces.

Call us today to set up an appointment for your child. Our dentists will be happy to determine if your child needs braces and can help you understand what the cost might be.