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To go to India to have a (much) cheaper version of invisalign done

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brexitstolemyfuture Sat 08-Apr-17 09:48:32

I know there are lots of dentists here, as much as I'd love invisalign the UK cost is just too high for me (anytime soon). I've got family in India that i haven't seen in a long time. Would it be bad to try to combine the two? Clear path and k-line seem to have good reviews and seem reputable.

IAmTheWorwax Sat 08-Apr-17 09:50:25

Yabu imo. But it's. completely your choice.

Have you got top health and travel insurance?

brexitstolemyfuture Sat 08-Apr-17 09:52:34

Sorry i seem to have double posted(again!) blush

I would have travel insurance but doubt that would cover an elective thing. It's a realativly simple case i have, not overcrowded.

brexitstolemyfuture Sat 08-Apr-17 09:52:44

Sorry i seem to have double posted(again!) blush

I would have travel insurance but doubt that would cover an elective thing. It's a realativly simple case i have, not overcrowded.

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Sat 08-Apr-17 09:55:24

Look for reviews online, check that the dentist is reputable, then if all ok then do it! The cost of flying to India would normally make it cheaper to stay in the UK but if you're going anyway you might as well. You'll have to go back a couple of times though, to get checked and possibly have some teeth filed down a bit - can you afford that?

BewtySkoolDropowt Sat 08-Apr-17 09:55:57

As long as you do your research and prepare for any potential risks, YANBU.

Apparently there is a burgeoning trend of people from the UK going to places like Budapest for dental work. It's accessible with good care and it's cost effective. Makes sense to me.

OddBoots Sat 08-Apr-17 09:56:02

Don't you have to keep going back for check ups and adjustments?

brexitstolemyfuture Sat 08-Apr-17 09:59:01

Looking into it i would need to be there for 45 days and then they can send the second set via post.

It does make sense for me, the standard of medical knowledge in a reputable place in India is at least on par with the UK , from what i can tell.

FeralBeryl Sat 08-Apr-17 09:59:16

As OddBoots points out, the whole point of Invisalign is that it's a series of custom built braces worn over a period of time. How would you get round this?

brexitstolemyfuture Sat 08-Apr-17 10:02:13

Budapest seems to be 30% cheaper but as you need to visit several times in the first one to two months for invisalign it wouldn't save any money and be way more Hassel. For a crown or something it would be a good idea.

brexitstolemyfuture Sat 08-Apr-17 10:02:23

Budapest seems to be 30% cheaper but as you need to visit several times in the first one to two months for invisalign it wouldn't save any money and be way more Hassel. For a crown or something it would be a good idea.

Grilledaubergines Sat 08-Apr-17 10:09:08

whats the approx cost of having it done where you live against the cost of treatment, flights, hotel, travel insurance, transfers etc etc. I honestly don't know myself and am interested because surely those costs rack up to a couple of thousand at the least?

On the face of it, its money saving but I think the stress if there's a problem and you either need to go back or need to visit a dentist here will be massive.

Mrsmorton Sat 08-Apr-17 10:09:23

I think you're bonkers. How is the system regulated in India? What if it goes wrong? Short term orthodontics does go wrong and at least in the UK you've recourse to get reparative treatment done. What if the appliances they send in the post don't fit? What are they made of? Appliances supplied in the U.K. are CE marked and have proof of provenance so you know the person who made them is qualified and assured.

Grilledaubergines Sat 08-Apr-17 10:09:54

*possibly money saving, it should say.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 08-Apr-17 10:11:55

I'm sorry but that's a terrible idea - what if you need adjustments made? And surely if they're sent by post subsequent sets wouldn't be exact to your current dental alignment. What if something goes wrong?

Floggingmolly Sat 08-Apr-17 10:12:19

How could they send the second set through the post? confused. Don't they have to be fitted by the dentist?

brexitstolemyfuture Sat 08-Apr-17 10:18:54

It's basically 4 grand here 1 grand there. 500 in flights for me but i wouldn't I go alone. Would be a good excuse to go out there and family would be offended if i didn't stay with them. I buy extra holiday for the summer so 6 weeks is fine out there.

Maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to go out there.

Mrs Morton i see what your saying but with the silicone boob jobs and all the fake organic stuff out there i do often take the ec logo with a pinch of salt. All the fake stuff from China slap it on.

MingeFog Sat 08-Apr-17 10:22:54

I got the same thing at a dentist near me using a Groupon offer - £1299 instead of around £3000. It ended up being £1500 all-in, after consultations and having a bond fitted on the back of my teeth after the final brace. I love my new smile! Can you see if there's anything like that near you?

iloveeverykindofcat Sat 08-Apr-17 10:29:49

Not saying you should or shoudn't do it (not well informed enough) but you can live very very cheaply in India for a couple of months. Good food can be had for the equivalent of pennies, decent but plain accommodation for pounds. Bias disclaimer: I love India.

brexitstolemyfuture Sat 08-Apr-17 11:00:33

Minge what brand was it?

Cat you are virtually saying do it ;)

brexitstolemyfuture Sat 08-Apr-17 11:00:43

Minge what brand was it?

Cat you are virtually saying do it ;)

hippogriffwobble Sat 08-Apr-17 11:06:04

I had emergency surgery (not dental) in India and the doctors and hospitals were world class, so I would do it.

UppityHumpty Sat 08-Apr-17 11:07:30

You have to pay US prices in India to get UK quality. Speaking as an Indian. Quality is the issue there - you won't get it even at relatively high prices without someone local who knows exactly what they're doing. It's why there's no point doing IVF there either.

AuntJane Sat 08-Apr-17 11:51:29

If it didn't go well, and you needed corrective work, would you be prepared to go back to India?

SuperSheepdog Sat 08-Apr-17 12:16:49

I wouldn't do this, I'd save up and get it done locally. Not worth the risk.

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