family dental healthcare

Our Fees

Here at Smile Design we see it as our mission to help you keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for life, from cradle to grave. Our friendly team of dentists and dental nurses offer regular dental check-ups and dental hygiene.

Fees and easy payment options

If you are an NHS patient, check-ups are free.  Treatment is also free on the NHS for pregnant and nursing mothers until the baby is 12 months old; for anyone under 18 years old, or under 19 if they’re in full-time education; and for those with certificated exemption because of low income. 

If you require any treatment but do not fall into any of those categories, as an NHS patient you will pay 80% of the cost up to a maximum (approx £384 in 2015).  Costs are often lower than you might think.  For example, 2 small X-rays come to about £5, a single extraction is approx £7 and a full scale and polish will only set you back about £11on the NHS. 

For certain treatments you may need to get prior approval from the NHS, especially for higher-cost treatments.  Cosmetic treatments such as white-coloured fillings and crowns on back teeth are not covered by the NHS, but NHS patients can pay to have these done privately if they wish.

We have several options to help you cover the costs of treatment if paying for them in one hit is difficult:

  • We offer a Full Care Monthly Payment Plan that allows you to pay a fixed sum every month to cover all your future treatments, excluding laboratory fees, so there’s nothing to pay on the day.
  • Payment by credit card (except American Express) is another way you could spread your payments, though it normally involves paying interest on top of your treatment costs.  

So don’t put off visiting the dentist because you don’t think you can afford it – your teeth won’t thank you for that.  There’s always something we can do to make sure you can get the treatment you need.