The cost of orthodontic braces depends on the appliance type, with traditional metal braces ranging from about $3,000 to $7,000 as of 2015, according to OralB.com. Ceramic braces cost about $4,000 to $8,000; lingual braces range between $8,000 and $10,000; and Invisalign braces range from $4,000 to $7,400.
Damon braces, which are self-ligating appliances that use a slide mechanism instead of brackets and elastics, cost between $3,800 to $8,000, depending on the patient's correction needs, explains Colgate. Orthodontists exercise their discretion when they set the prices of braces. The area of the country in which a person lives also affects the price. Orthodontists in larger cities typically are more expensive than those in rural areas.