How much do Braces cost?

Before you can know how much your braces cost, it will help to understand the three treatment choices that might be available to you: Traditional Braces, Invisible Braces and Invisalign.

Traditional braces suit 99% of smile enhancement or bite correction issues, but Invisible Braces and Invisalign aren’t suited to every patient. We will guide your choice with recommendations based on decades of practice.

How much your braces cost for you or your child can be daunting but it’s important to address your orthodontic issues sooner rather than later. So how much do braces cost for kids? First, it’s necessary to identify the type of braces that will be used and the duration of the treatment. This will help you understand your options in providing the very best care for your investment.

So how much do braces cost?

The cost of braces will depend on the type of braces your orthodontist recommends (Traditional Braces, Invisible Braces or Invisalign) and how long they are on for. Generally the braces cost will relate to the complexity (and therefore the duration) of the treatment recommended by your Clear Choice Orthodontist.

Your orthodontist might offer payment terms, discounts for siblings and / or for early payment. Everyone’s treatment plan is different and therefore so is the cost of braces. Your Clear Choice Orthodontist will advise you of the best treatment for you.

Having said that, here are the ballpark costs you can expect when you invest in your new smile.

Below, the cost of braces relate to treatment for both upper and lower teeth.

Type of treatmentEstimated CostTimeframe
Traditional Braces$5000 to $90006 – 24 months
Invisible Braces$5500 to $1400012-24 months
Invisalign$6000 to $90006-18 months

Types of Braces

Broadly, there are three options when it comes to correcting your bite or enhancing your smile.

Teeth Straightening - Clear Metal Braces

Traditional braces

This is what most people have in mind when they think about braces. But there’s more than one style available. Clear or tooth-coloured brackets make the braces much less noticeable. Or you can opt for maximum visibility and choose from a wide colour palette to express your true personality.


The gold standard in invisible alignment treatment. The Invisalign system consists of a graduated series of clear plastic aligners that can be removed when you eat or for special occasions. You need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day to be effective, but if you want a beautiful smile without a hint of braces, Invisalign is for you.

Invisible Braces

Also called Lingual Braces. These work just like traditional braces worn on the front of the teeth, only they’re worn on the inside of your teeth , making them almost completely invisible. Only your close friends and family will know you’re having your smile adjusted.