May 25, 2024

Dental Treatment For Students On A Budget

student with dental injury

Dental treatments made for students

Being a student, you are liable to any sort of injury, most typically dental!

All the partying and heavy drinking can all somehow result in wonky, chipped and discoloured teeth, trust me, I was no angel when it came to keeping my teeth healthy at uni!

One of the biggest concerns I had when something did go wrong was ‘What treatment can I get without taking a chunk out of my student allowance?More.

Whether you are reading this with a dental problem, here are some of the most affordable dental procedures you can get:

patient with new dental implants

Dental Implants

One of the more common student injuries are missing teeth! Dental implants offer a long-lasting solution and naturally restore your smile.

One University reported nearly 1/5 of injury cases were dental-related.

The average cost of a single implant is around £2,300, ouch.

Fortunately, there are a few affordable teeth implants in the UK, like this one

Invisalign Go

For straight, more aligned teeth, Invisalign is your best choice.

The average cost for Invisalign is between £4,000 – £5,000.  

However, Invisalign Go is a shorter and more affordable alternative to regular treatment, just 4 months! Starting from £2,500.

With Invisalign Go, tooth movement is 75% more predictable compared to older versions of Invisalign aligners.

student receiving Invisalign treatment

Teeth Whitening

A student’s diet is full of fast food and alcohol. Taking from experience…

Eating and drinking junk does take its toll on your teeth’s natural colour, however, there’s always a solution!

Yes, cleaning does help but sometimes not enough. Professional and at-home whitening products are available for you to try. See here.

Professional whitening is the more expensive option, however, from my experience, I would definitely spend a couple of quid more!

Dental Treatment for students FAQ

Unfortunately not all students can receive free NHS cover. It is all dependant on your income.

Most dental treatment and care is not free, not even under the NHS.

You do not have to pay for NHS dental services if you’re: under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education.

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