Healthcare Cost

How Much Do Braces Cost Without Insurance? Updated 2024

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean1 Jan 2024
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Braces tend to cost between $3,000 and $10,000 without insurance. There is a significant range in the cost of braces due to the type, length of treatment, age, and location. Braces can straighten teeth, align the jaw, and improve smiles and facial aesthetics. If you do not have insurance, braces can be costly, but there are multiple ways to reduce the cost and get braces for an affordable price. 

Average Cost of 5 Popular Types of Braces

Braces can be costly without insurance, costing up to $10,000 for treatment. The price can vary significantly due to type, length of treatment, age, and location.

Type of bracesAverage Cost
Traditional metal braces$3,000 - $7,000
Ceramic braces$4,000 - $8,000
Lingual braces$8,000 - $10,000
Self-ligating braces$3,000 - $8,000
Clear aligners$1,500 - $8,000

Average Cost of Clear Aligners 

BrandAverage Cost

Average Cost of Additional Services

ServicesCost without insurance
Cleaning Before Fitting of Braces$100 - $200
Retainers$150 - $1000 
X-Rays$25 - $750
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Kendra Bean

Kendra Bean is from Maui, Hawaiʻi. She is currently enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, specializing in Epidemiology. She is passionate about improving health literacy and access to care, specifically in rural areas.

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