Differences in Dental Treatment Around The Globe


We live in a big and busy world, and a world this wide is bound to be diverse in every way possible. Those differences are sometimes as obvious as the way we speak, the food we eat, and how we interact with each other; but sometimes they’re things you might not even realize right away- like how different places all over the world will treat dental health in very different ways.

Private or Public

Depending on what country you are located in, dental charges can vary a great deal – but another thing to consider is that in some countries funding may be available. The US for example has dental packages mixed in with the private healthcare plans, making it relatively accessible, but other countries such as the UK offer a mixture of private and public services. More often than not, one dental practice may offer a mixture of different types of services depending on your budget and if you are eligible for funding.

You tend to get better quality, or rather more options available in private dental practices though, so it’s worth paying for if you can afford it. For example, Vallance Dental Center in Manchester, UK offers premium services such as Invisalign (invisible braces!) and elite dentures in their private packages, some very high-quality options that will certainly put a smile on your face.

Sweeping Differences from Place to Place

First of all, the biggest difference between different places is the fact that many places all over the world do not have access to dental care we might take for granted. The reasons may vary, but the outcome is the same: sometimes people in different countries do not have the option to go for basic dental care, and that ends in poor dental health.

Another thing that varies from place to place are the amount of dentists available to different countries. For example, countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have a good amount of dentists: research has said that there is 1 dentist for every 1,500-2,500 people. Meanwhile, countries like the Netherlands have a declining amount of dentists. The reason for this is because of the difference of value of the profession of dentistry. While other countries have dentists that are paid well, some others will have more modest opportunities for those that practice dentistry.

One more thing that differs between nations is the fact that the practice of dentistry and the nuances within the practice will reflect the cultural practices and views of a country. While some cultures are more straightforward and only acknowledge that teeth are a functional, regular part of the body that needs maintenance like any other; other cultures may find more importance in the plain aesthetics of keeping teeth beautiful. The treatments and procedures offered by dentists may vary depending on what a culture values more. A culture built around the practical use of teeth may focus more on the long term longevity of strong teeth, and lean more towards preventing gum disease and tooth decay. On the other hand, a nation more preoccupied with aesthetics may offer services like teeth whitening or straightening and only basic oral care.

As for changes in dentists themselves, every country may have different requirements to be completed before someone is allowed to practice dentistry. All countries have different systems of education and attaining licenses, although the requirement of finishing a college or university course remains somewhat constant between countries. Another thing most countries share is the need to complete an exam to be able to begin to practice in their region.

What stays the same?

Despite the different ways dental health is viewed in different countries, something that stays much the same is every dental assistant from Florida is committed to providing you with the best smile you can have. They prioritize the uniqueness of each person’s needs and experiences. Your dental care solutions are always tailored to you and you only.

If you are interested in finding out how you can start your own, unique dental care journey with Aline, visit our website at alinenow.com and complete the free and simple assessment to find out what’s best for you, and what kind of dental care you might need. From there, the process is simple enough. Send us 3D scans of your teeth; then you will receive a detailed treatment plan from our certified orthodontists, and then finally, receive your custom, invisible bracers and begin your treatment plan- which will usually take anywhere from 6 to 8 months.

If this sounds good to you, visit our website at alinenow.com and give yourself the smile you know you deserve.


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