With global barriers growing ever smaller as technology advances and travel becomes easier and easier, things that were once inaccessible to us are now within our grasp just at a quick flight or two. This rise in general tourism brings with it the practice of dental tourism. If the idea of hopping on a plane to get a better deal for your teeth is appealing to you, then you are going to want to know exactly where to go to get the best value for your money.
What is Dental Tourism?
Dental tourism is the fairly new practice of going on your vacation and taking the time to schedule a dental procedure, popular among patients from countries with sometimes exorbitant dental care fees, or simply wishing to find a place where they can get better value for their dental investment. It’s a rare example of a practice that is a win on several fronts and giving the added bonus of helping along with a unique tourist economy wherever you may be visiting.
Of course, this value is varied depending on where you are coming from, and where you plan to go. If you decide to go somewhere further away simply to save some money on a dental procedure, then you might be making up the difference in plane fare anyway, and end up spending just the same, or even more. Dental tourism takes a little more thought and care than just googling the best places to get cheaper care and booking the soonest flight.
Things to Consider
While it might sound extremely tempting to book the first flight out for that cheaper dental service you’ve been eyeing for a while, take the time to think carefully. Lots of factors come into play, and you should consider all of them before you take the plunge.
a Proximity: Perhaps the most important factor to consider is how far away you are from your target country. If you live in a country like Australia, then it makes sense to try and go to countries close like Thailand, or the Philippines; and if you are from the United Kingdom or its neighboring European countries, then you are lucky enough to be able to simply drive or take a train to a different country that may have better rates for dental care. Remember to aim for the most money saved, and not to end up spending just as much for travel fare.
b Value for Money: Do your due diligence and research as much as possible. Even if you find the cheapest country possible, you will have to narrow your search down to a clinic you think will work for you, and which of those clinics will offer the best value for your money possible. Try to maximize your savings as much as you can by doing as much research as you can.
Which country is the best choice?
Now that you’ve narrowed down your options, you might be left choosing from a few different places that are the most appealing. Of course, one of those places will probably be South Korea. This is a country with one of the best dental care reputations all over the world: where materials and equipment are of the highest quality, regulations are tight and constant, and treatment is affordable and efficient.
South Korea is also the home of Aline, where we offer the best teeth straightening treatment with our BPA-free, clear plastic, invisible bracers. If you come to South Korea for your next dental tourism trip, make sure to include an assessment with Aline in your agenda. When you choose Aline Aligners for your dental care solution, you are choosing an efficient, affordable, and reliable treatment option for a better, more confident smile.