What Is the Average Price of Braces with Insurance?

If the time has come to consider braces for your child, you may be wondering how much you can expect to pay. The average price of traditional metal braces ranges from $3,000 to $7,000.

Kool Smiles Partner Dentists provide quality, affordable dental services, including braces.

Keep reading for details on the different types of braces and their respective costs.

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Types of Braces and Their Prices

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic correction, but they’re not the only options. Other types of braces include:

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are fitted behind teeth, making them nearly invisible in typical, everyday situations.

Lingual braces range in cost from $8,000 to $10,000.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces sit on the front of the teeth, but unlike traditional metal braces, they’re usually clear or tooth-colored, so they’re much less noticeable than metal braces.

The average cost of ceramic braces is $4,000 to $7,400.

Invisible Braces

Treatment with invisible braces (or invisible aligners) involves a series of custom-fitted, clear plastic aligners that are removed for eating and drinking. Invisible aligners are truly nearly invisible, but because they’re removable, they’re only suitable for children who are responsible enough to take care of them. The average cost of invisible aligners is $4,000 to $7,000.

You’ll need to consult both your insurance company and your child’s dentist for a precise quote.

Schedule a No-Cost Braces Consultation with a Kool Smiles Partner Dentist

Seeking a great dentist who provides top-quality care at an affordable price? Kool Smiles Kids Club has partner dentists across the country who offer orthodontic services for children. Our partner dentists accept most major insurance policies, including state-specific plans, Medicaid, TRICARE, and CHIP (formerly SCHIP).

Our partners have family-friendly offices and are well-equipped with tips and tricks to make oral healthcare fun for children of all ages. If you have questions about the different types of braces, the pros and cons, and the cost of braces (with or without insurance), a Kool Smiles partner dentist can help.