The costs of complex procedures (such as dental implants) in these countries are up to 80% cheaper than those performed in the United States and UK. These savings are thanks to a lower cost of living, lower overhead/labor costs, funding of public healthcare, lower insurance fee, cheaper education/training and less government intervention. Most of the tight regulatory requirements and “red tape” that affect the “developed world” don’t affect clinics abroad which reduces prices across the board. However, this also means that it can be harder to take legal action against a dentist or clinic if something goes wrong. Countries such as Hungary, India and Thailand offer the most affordable dental treatment.