Get ready to pay more for your appointments.
It would have been a nice April Fools’ joke, but on April 1st, otherwise known as Price Hike Day, we found out our dental treatments are going to cost us even more. This is because government bodies and private firms are upping their charges.
We know that nobody likes forking out at the dentist. But as of last Sunday, you’re going to be forking out a little more. Long-haul flights, prescriptions, TV bills, phone contracts, pet insurance and dental check-ups are going to cost you more.
On average, families will be at least £100 worse off every year. To some that won’t seem a lot, but to others, it might do.
What does it mean for your dental check -up?
Well every NHS check-up is going to cost at £1 more, bringing the cost of a check-up to £21.60. Twice a year, that is going to cost you £43.20. And that is without any treatments such as fillings or hygienist appointments, so you can see how the cost begins to mount. This is of course the cost for only one person. While children are entitled to free NHS dental care, parents who have young adults at home may have to pay for their dental care too.
Dental treatments are about to cost more too.
Check-ups are going to cost more and so are treatments. All dental pricing bands are increasing. According to reports, these price hikes are going to cost Brits at least £72 million this year alone.
If you would like more information about NHS dental bands, you can find it here.
The British Dental Association (BDA) said the latest increases is a cover for cuts to state funding and will mean the poorest going without vital treatment. We already know that thousands of children across the UK are going without treatment because they cannot access an NHS dentist in their town. Cuts such as these can drive people away from visiting the dentist.
0% Finance can help you!
If you are worried about being able to pay your dental fees, why not ask your dentist about 0% finance? 0% finance schemes ensure that patients are able to pay their dental costs in manageable chunks over a time period that suits them. And there is no interest either. This means that you don’t have to worry about not being able to pay for your treatments.
Find a 0% finance dentist near you!
If you’d like to find a dentist that offers 0% finance, you can do so on our website. On www.defactodentists.com, there are thousands of UK dentists who are ready and waiting to treat you, with many of them offering 0% finance options. All you have to do is search your location, select 0% finance from the checklist on the left and then pick a practice. The smile you want is achievable with Defacto Dentists.