According to Crest and Oral B, the cost of braces as of 2014 ranges from about $3,000 to $10,000, depending on the type of braces. Metal braces are about $3,000 to $7,000, while Invisalign braces run about $4,000 to $7,400.
Ceramic braces cost $4,000 to 8,000, and lingual braces cost $8,000 to 10,000. Where someone lives also factors into the cost of braces, as they are frequently cheaper in more rural localities. Also, some orthodontists charge less than others. KidsHealth points out that insurance may cover some of the cost, and programs such as Smiles Change Lives and those at dental schools offer ways to get braces at a reduced cost.