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Straight Talk about Braces Abroad

Since the introduction of Invisalign there is a rise in the number of patients opting for Dental Braces as a solution to their crooked teeth.

Personally I think Invisalign is a revolution. Let me be clear! If my teeth were crooked, Invisalign would be my first port of call.

In 2013 we saw a 32% increase in the number of patients seeking Braces in our clinics. These patients are travelling from overseas for their dental treatment in Turkey. The cost savings in some cases are over 100% so it is easy to see why it is an attractive idea.

In three of our clinics we offer Braces however it is not something we can ethically offer to our international patients. The reason is very simple.

Any professional Orthodontist will inform you that you need to ensure your Braces are adjusted at regular intervals. In some cases this can be every 4 weeks and in others slightly longer. The cost of travelling back and forth to another country will far outweigh any savings made on the initial treatment! There is also the frequent time off work and in most cases less monitoring of the progress than normal.

Many patients ask if they can visit us for the initial Braces and have them adjusted in their home country. It is important that the same Orthodontist should start your treatment and continue it through to its success. Even if you had your Braces abroad, the chances are a dentist in your own country will refuse to make adjustments and continue your treatment.

If you are thinking about travelling abroad for Braces, we hope this article has changed your mind. It is much better for you to save your hard earned cash and have the procedure carried out successfully by your local dentist.

If you have already made an enquiry to a clinic abroad and they have responded inviting you to come for your treatment…It is quite simple don’t. You may end up with a set of Braces but in the end all you will have is one big headache.

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