How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?

Clear braces can be a great option for children – especially teens and tweens – who are self-conscious about needing braces. The cost of clear braces varies, and you’ll need to visit a dentist or orthodontist for a precise quote. We’ll detail the average costs below.

Keep in mind that cost is only one factor you’ll need to consider when choosing braces for your child. Each type of braces has pros and cons, and the option that’s best suited for someone else may not be suitable for your child.

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Determining How Much Clear Braces Cost

The cost of braces varies significantly by type. The different types of braces and their respective average prices are:

  • Traditional metal: $3,000 to $7,000
  • Ceramic: $4,000 to $8,000
  • Lingual: $8,000 to $10,000
  • Invisalign: $4,000 to $7,400

If you’re thinking about clear braces for your child, you’re likely looking for information on Invisalign. Invisalign treatment involves a series of custom-fitted, plastic aligners that are swapped out according to a set schedule. Invisible aligners are popular among teens and adults with corrective needs because they are nearly undetectable in normal, everyday situations. Invisalign may not be well-suited for children, because they’re removed for eating and drinking. Invisible aligners are easy to lose, costly to replace, and not as durable as traditional braces. It’s worth noting that invisible aligners can’t always meet serious orthodontic correction situations – your child’s dentist will confirm whether or not they can meet your child’s unique needs.

Alternatives to Clear Braces

Ceramic braces are an option for kids who want subtle braces, but for whatever reason, can’t have invisible aligners. Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they’re clear or tooth-colored.

If you’re seeking orthodontic correction that’s truly invisible, consider lingual braces. Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth. They’re typically more costly than other types of braces, not all dentists will fit them, and they can be more difficult to clean.

Get Clear Braces With a Kool Smiles Partner Dentist

Kool Smiles Kids Club has a network of partner dentists who provide high-quality, affordable dental care.

Our partner dentists are happy to welcome new patients for braces consultations. At your child’s braces consultation, a Kool Smiles partner dentist will detail the different types of braces, and let you know which type of orthodontic correction is best for your child.