Cost of Braces in Nigeria in 2022

Braces are a necessity when you have crooked or overcrowded teeth.

They are also vital for a misaligned jaw.

They can be worn by kids, teenagers, or adults. In fact, there is almost no age limitation when it comes to braces.

But the treatment works faster for children and teenagers than for adults. This is because they’re still growing and their tissues are still moving, which gives more flexibility to their jawlines and higher movement response to their teeth.

This article gives you an idea of the cost of braces in Nigeria; it also sheds some light on where to get free braces in Nigeria.


How Braces Work

The major aim of braces is to re-position your teeth. Brackets are glued to each tooth and then connected together using archwires. Brackets are those things that look like stones that stick to each tooth while archwires are the wires that run horizontally across your teeth.

This setup helps to create pressure that is constantly exerted on the teeth and moves them to change their initial position and structure. The pressure has to be constantly applied for a long period of time for this to work. This is why it may take up to 3 years the braces are eventually removed.

Retainers are often used for months after they are removed. Retainers help to maintain the new shape of the teeth for some time before they’re finally balanced.


Types of Braces

There are different types of braces. And it is important to have an idea about each of them and how they differ from one another before heading to the hospital.


Metal Braces

These are the most common types of braces and are more effective and less expensive than others. They’re a better choice for treating severe overcrowding than the other types.

The braces come with metal brackets and archwires that help to align the teeth as desired. The archwires use the heat of your body to help your teeth move faster and less painfully.

Old metal braces are very noticeable and less appealing to appearance. But modern braces are less noticeable and are a good fit for people who worry about their appearance. They are available in gray, gold, or silver colors.


Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are recommended for adults who have stopped growing. They are similar to metal braces but the brackets are made of ceramics. They are larger than metal braces and are available in clear or tooth color.

These braces are more expensive and less noticeable than metal braces. They are fragile and move the teeth slower. People prefer to use ceramic braces because they are less noticeable and available in several colors. But in terms of functionality, metal braces have more advantages.

One other advantage of these braces is that they produce less signal interference during imaging tests.


Lingual Braces

These are the best braces for those who wouldn’t want others to know that they’re wearing braces. The placement of lingual braces is quite different from the other types. Unlike others, they are placed on the inner side of the teeth such that the braces are concealed.

Lingual braces are quite expensive and come with a lot of challenges. First, getting an orthodontist to put them on for you may pose some difficulty because they require more expertise than the others. Getting used to them after wearing them may take more time as the placement affects your tongue. You may have to relearn how to swallow and how to say some words correctly.


Invisalign Braces

These are removable braces that can be temporarily eliminated to brush your teeth or enjoy meals that will otherwise be difficult to consume with the braces on. They are clear braces made of plastic and are not easily noticed.

Invisalign braces are custom-made for individual treatments. Just like all others, they also have their pros and cons. To make the braces work effectively, you have to wear them for a minimum of 20 hours daily or as directed by your orthodontist.

The braces are quite expensive and have to be replaced every 2 weeks or so. And since they are removable, there is a high probability of misplacing them. These braces are not suitable for severe treatments.


How Much Does it Cost to Get Braces in Nigeria?

The cost of braces in Nigeria varies greatly, depending on various factors like the type of braces, the hospital, and how severe the treatment is. Below is the price range according to the two types of hospitals in Nigeria.


Government Hospitals

The cost of braces in government hospitals in Nigeria ranges from N100,000 to N300,000.

Private Hospitals

The cost of braces in private hospitals in Nigeria ranges from N300,000 to N800,000.



Where to Get Free Braces in Nigeria

A lot of people search online for where to get free braces in Nigeria. As at the time of writing this article, there is no place to get braces for free in Nigeria. It is quite expensive and will require the intervention of the government or organizations to make it free.

You can, however, get it fixed for you in several hospitals if you have the fund. Below is a list of places to get braces in Nigeria.


University Teaching Hospitals

You can get your braces fixed in prominent university teaching hospitals in Nigeria. As with other treatments, you’ll get it at even cheaper rates than in private hospitals. Locating a teaching hospital isn’t an issue at all as they can be found in several major cities in the country. Just ask around.


Smile Best Dental Clinic Good

This is a private clinic that provides a range of dental services. They have a team of experts that will put your braces for you and also give you professional advice. Visit.


Smile 360 Dental Specialists

This dental clinic employs specialists who have been trained abroad to deliver dental services that are of high standards to patients. The clinic strives to provide world-class dental care to Nigerians right here in Nigeria. Visit.


Faces ‘n’ Braces Dental Clinics

This is a dental organization that specializes in oral care. They also love to create awareness and teach people the best practice they can employ to keep their teeth healthy since they’re going to be using them throughout their lifetimes. They have a team of licensed professionals that work with them. Visit.


Choice Dental

Choice Dental is a good place to go if you’re on a tight budget but need to get braces. They offer an installment plan that allows you to pay N50,000 per month. Founded by Dr. Sade Akiode, the clinic offers cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, preventive dentistry, and consultation services in addition to putting braces. Visit.


Other hospitals include Family Dental Care and Platinum Dental Surgery.


21 thoughts on “Cost of Braces in Nigeria in 2022

  • October 23, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Wow! You’re doing something very. Like me i love to ask google a lot of questions I cannot answer myself and don’t have the time to go make inquiries. Thanks for giving me an insight on braces.

    • October 23, 2019 at 6:06 pm

      You’re welcome, Victoria. I’m glad you love it.

  • December 19, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Thanks for the insight. it’s really helpful

  • January 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Please what’s the price of the braces

    • January 13, 2020 at 2:37 pm

      Please read the article again. The answer has already been provided.

  • March 4, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I don’t have funds to get it. I know they are good people out there. If you see this please help me. I’m just 20

  • June 19, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    I neex braces to smile again

  • July 9, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I need to smile again someone should help me

  • September 9, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Thank you for this post.

  • September 14, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    This is so insightful!!!
    Thank you

  • May 21, 2021 at 9:19 am

    I really need braces but I can’t afford it
    Is there a way I can sign up for a free and cheaper way to get braces?
    Thanks in advance

  • September 24, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    I need to smile again someone should help me out pls

  • October 22, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Can the teaching hospitals accept installmental payments?

  • October 30, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    I would be glad if I can get free braces done or a very cheap one because I can’t afford all the prices I have seen so far. Thanks for the insightful article

  • December 28, 2021 at 3:06 am

    I wasn’t born with bad teeth arrangements, it was an accident , it’s affecting my mental health and I can’t even smile because it affected my inscisors, I know there are a lot of good people out there, please help me get my smile back

  • January 29, 2022 at 3:02 am

    My teeth pushing out real bad and it making my lip getting bigger it been over tears now I need help ‘brace’

  • March 28, 2022 at 6:04 am

    This was very evocative and worth the read.

    Can you please name some government hospitals that offer braces for 100k to 300k so we can check?

    The last time I checked it was 400k and i couldn’t afford it.

  • April 9, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    I need help,my teeth are really Showing even when my mouth are closed, please I need help because I can’t afford the money for the braces.

  • April 16, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you so much for this article, there are thousands of people out there needing this and not even knowing where to go or who to consult.


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