How Much Do Braces Cost

Braces Cost

Braces can cost about $3,000 to $6,000, depending on the complexity of the case. Certain percentage of the cost can be covered by insurance, depending on your dental insurance plan.

Braces Cost

The complete price for braces will run you anywhere from $3,000-$6,000. Behind the teeth braces typically run another $1,000-$2,500. These are called lingual braces and cost more due to customization requirements. On the economical side of things you can go with invisible braces called Invisalign. Invisalign braces cost only about $3,500-$5,000 depending on how much alignment is required. These seem to be the favorite and new standard for braces. Making teens happier and less apparent, these invisible braces are more comfortable than the old style metal braces, as well. Your insurance may cover a portion of the braces, but you’ll need to check with your insurance provider to see what your portion of responsibility is yours.

The following information has been provided by ArchWired readers over the past few months. In some cases, the cost has been averaged.

United States

Idaho N. Idaho $5,184 (Damon brackets)
Oregon Portland suburbs $5,500
Washington Seattle $5,700
Wyoming Casper $4,200
SouthWest & California
Texas unknown $4,500
Texas Austin $5,500
Texas Houston $4,800
California San Jose area $5,620
California SF East Bay area $4,500
California Los Angeles $4,000
California SF Peninsula area $5,000
Arizona Phoenix $4,200
Arizona Phoenix suburbs $3,250
Central States
Illinois Chicago suburbs $5,500
Illinois Chicago city $3,975
South Dakota Sioux Falls $5,225
Wisconsin SE area $4,600
Indiana Logansport $4,500
Ohio Cleveland $2,500
Ohio Cincinnati $5,000
Michigan Ann Arbor $5,000
Iowa Central area $3,700
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Washington D.C. Washington suburbs $3,600 (speed braces)
Connecticut New Haven $5,200
New Hampshire Manchester suburbs $5,980
Virginia Fishersville $4,650
Maryland Annapolis $4,000
Georgia Atlanta $4,700
North Carolina Raleigh $5,985 (with expanders)
North Carloina Charlotte $4,600
North Carolina Ashville $4,245
Florida Orlando $5,000
Tennessee Nashville $2,850 (six months)


Vancouver C $5,557, $5400
Montreal C $4,800
Newfoundland (Grand Falls) C $1,200 (top treatment only)
Edmonton C $5,500
Ontario C $5,200
Ottawa C $6,900

Europe and the UK

Poland Warsaw PLN 5,200
France 3,500 Euro
Scotland 2,200 Pounds
Ireland Galway 3,500 Euro
Ireland Dublin 5,500 Euro
Great Britain Somerset 2,100 Pounds (Damon Brackets)
Germany 3,660 Euro
Finland Helsinki 3,000 Euro


Melbourne suburbs AU $4,400
Melbourne city AU $5,500+
Sydney (New South Wales) AU $5,770