Monday 21 October 2019

Zooming in on a brighter smile

If you are unhappy with how your teeth look and feel, consider a visit to Kreativ Dental Clinic in Budapest, Hungary.

“My teeth used to really affect my confidence,” says Mary Flanagan, past patient and Irish representative of Kreativ Dental Clinic, Budapest. “When speaking to people, I did so with my hand covering my mouth and I never smiled for photographs with my teeth showing.”

We have all looked back on old photographs and disliked something about ourselves, whether that is the clothes we wore or the hairstyle we had. But did you know scientific research has shown that people can pick up on your natural confidence in your photos, and perceive you as more likeable as a result? And, in the age of social media, where photos are shared online daily, this may be even more easier to perceive!

While you might have changed your style over the years, one thing which may have remained the same is your teeth. If you find that you avoid zooming in on photos of yourself because of the appearance of your teeth, or you hide your teeth when the camera flashes, as Mary once did, then consider taking a trip to Kreativ Dental Clinic.

“When I was advised to visit Kreativ Dental Clinic by a retired Irish dentist, I was initially apprehensive about making the journey to Budapest. But, I can now say that I’m so glad that I did. And, now I even represent the clinic, travelling over with patients once a month.

“I saved money, got my confidence back and, today, I couldn’t be happier with my teeth.”

And, Mary adds her satisfaction with her teeth was not all appearance-based. She was also able to chew certain foods which she found painful to chew before, “Because of my treatment, I have returned to a stable, healthy diet.”

Confidence in costs

Today, more and more people are choosing to go abroad for dental care. In 2017, approximately 3,000 patients from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK, as well as patients worldwide, travelled over to Kreativ Dental Clinic. To meet with this demand, a second clinic called Kreativ Dental 2 was built next to the first clinic, and plans are well underway for a third.

One of the main reasons Irish people are travelling to Budapest is because you can often get treatment abroad for a snip of the price you would pay here in Ireland. At Kreativ Dental Clinic, you can make savings of approximately 60pc. And, consultations are free.

Over the space of 10 years, Mary had root canal treatments, crowns fitted which later fell out, and eight teeth extracted in Ireland, due to the failure of her root canals.

“I was told by an Irish dentist that my only option was dentures and another told me getting work done would cost up to €60,000. But, when I visited Kreativ Dental Clinic, I ended up having eight implants and 26 porcelain crowns fitted at the much lower price-tag of €12,000, plus €400 for my flights.”


Award-winning treatment

Owned by Attila Knott, Kreativ Dental Clinic was also named International Dental Clinic of the Year 2017 – Europe’ at the GHP Private Healthcare Awards. More recently, Kreativ Dental won ‘Clinic of the Year’ at the Corporate LiveWire Healthcare and Life Sciences Awards.

“Kreativ Dental Clinic has been providing quality dental care for the last 17 years,” says Mary. “The oral surgeons and dental specialists have years of experience doing treatments such as implants, root canals, and full porcelain crowns, along with many other treatments.

“The team at Kreativ Dental will speak to you in detail about the exact treatment you need and provide a full written breakdown of costs. There is no pressure put on you to decide whether to go through with the treatment or not – it is entirely up to you if you want to take the next step.”

The friendly team are known to make your experience at Kreativ Dental a comfortable one and, for those who may have a fear of dentists, the atmosphere of the clinic also has a big part to play in calming nerves. The main reception floor has a large, circular aquarium in the middle and surrounding this are single couches which have tablet computers to keep waiting patients occupied. On the top floor, there is the Sky Café, where patients can relax and view the scenery of the local area below.

“Not to mention, Budapest itself is a sight to behold!” adds Mary. “It is a beautiful city and there is plenty to do, so I would recommend using the trip to explore all that Budapest has to offer.”

As well as reassuring patients, especially nervous patients as Mary once was herself, Mary’s role as Irish representative is to advise clients on when and how to secure the best value flights to Budapest.

“I help to organise free airport transfers, as well as booking the clinic appointments and hotel accommodation. You can arrange your own flights for whenever suits you best, however I will be accompanying patients on a trip on Sunday, 10th June.”

“Try to book your flights at least two months beforehand, as the trips do fill up quickly. And, the sooner flights are booked, the less expensive it will be,” says Mary.

So, start your dental journey and book a consultation to find out whether you’ll need dental treatment and what kind is best for you. Contact Mary and she will help to organise flights and accommodation near Kreativ Dental Clinic. You’ll be smiling and zooming in on photographs of yourself in no time!


For more information, visit or call Mary on (01) 805 5526 or (086) 029 9998

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